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Michigan Budget

Potholes go curb-to-curb across E. Grand Blvd. at Chene, alongside I-94.   (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

New MI Budget Bill Includes $330M Supplement, Mostly For Roads

Calley said Friday a comprehensive road funding fix is still needed, but this money will address potholes and other problems caused by the harsh winter.

CBS Detroit–03/14/2014


Who’s Minding The Store For Government Travel Expenses?

A newspaper investigation finds the state of Michigan spends at least $40 million a year for employees’ travel but there are inconsistencies in reporting and no high-level oversight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder. (WWJ/Amy E. Powers)

Snyder Talks State Budget, Detroit Leadership, Belle Isle And Right To Work

Snyder said he had no regrets about pushing right to work through the legislature, though it drew major protests in Lansing. “It’s a good decision and Michigan’s better off for it,” he said.

CBS Detroit–02/11/2013


As Dollars Dwindle, So Have Michigan Police Ranks

Michigan’s cash crunch has resulted in the nation’s largest percentage drop in law enforcement employees over the past decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2012


49 State Retirees Collecting Over 100k Through Pension System

The larger pensions were earned after many years in public service under a formula approved by the Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2011


Business Owner Questions Depth Of Tax Break

Business owners may be pleased about getting a break on the state tax front but some question if the tax break will go far enough.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2011

WWJ Photo: Beth Fisher

Parents Concerned About Proposed School Cuts

Carolyn Capone, who has three kids in elementary school in Birmingham, says she feels that the universities have largely been spared by the proposed cuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2011

Town Hall On Gov’s Proposed Budget

The city of Detroit’s five Democratic Senators are holding a Town Hall Meeting on Monday to discuss how Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget would impact the community.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2011

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Film Tax Debate Leaves Producers Shakey And On The Move

Director Marcell Todd tells the City Council that the proposed cuts means producers of the TV series “Detroit 187″ are less likely to commit to a second season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2011

Photo Credit:WWJ 950's Stephanie Davis

Overflowing Crowd Defends Film Tax Credits

Film supporters have been mounting efforts to stave off a curtain call on film tax credits since Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement last week that he wants to eliminate the uncapped film incentives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2011