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Mich. Senate OKs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

The state Senate has again approved a proposal to end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status and transform it from a charitable trust to a customer-owned nonprofit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

The Michigan State Capital In Lansing

New Faces Join Michigan Legislature On First Day

Twenty-eight new lawmakers are joining the Michigan Legislature on the first day of the next two-year session.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

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Legislative Look-Ahead: GOP Has Edge, Dems Edgy

Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/01/2013

Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (istockphoto)

Legislative Session Deals With Flood Of Issues

It may take days, weeks or even longer to sort out the avalanche of bills enacted in the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session, as majority Republicans put their stamp on policies dealing with topics as diverse as property taxes, medical marijuana and cockfighting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2012

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New Law Strengthens Anti-Animal Fighting Penalties

Bills that strengthen penalties for organized animal fighting have been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2012

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Michigan Passes Bill Banning Cellphone Use By New, Teen Drivers

Michigan lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban cellphone use by new drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

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Legislation To Turn Detroit Street Lights Back On Heads To Snyder’s Desk

Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign legislation aimed at restoring light to huge swaths of Detroit after lawmakers in the state House approved the public lighting authority bills Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

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Dems Relent On Vote To Change Michigan Medical Marijuana Law

Democrats in the Michigan Senate first declined, then decided to give majority Republicans enough votes to make changes sought to the voter-approved medical marijuana law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

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Michigan House Approves New Emergency Manager Law

The Republican-controlled Michigan House on Wednesday approved a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters in the November election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

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Union Members Motivated By Right-To-Work Vote

“This would definitely galvanize union leadership,” said Art Schwartz, a retired General Motors labor negotiator. “Like any other group, some people get involved, some people don’t, but I think you’re going to see the unions fight this every way they can.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

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