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Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In Michigan

Supporters say paid sick leave mandates hurt businesses by raising administrative costs. But opponents say a lack of paid sick time unfairly forces workers to choose between their physical and financial health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013

Michigan House OKs Failing School Oversight Bill

The Republican-led House approved legislation to give the state control over more of Michigan’s lowest-performing public schools, sparking a fiery debate over the course of action needed to help persistently failing students succeed in the classroom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2013

Michigan House Panel Passes School Oversight Bill

A Republican-controlled education committee on Wednesday forwarded to the full House for a vote a bill that would expand the state’s authority to take the reins at low-performing schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

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Michigan House Approves Bear Cub Handling Bill

An Upper Peninsula ranch may soon allow visitors to pet and take photos with bear cubs again under legislation approved Thursday by the House despite concerns that it could put people at risk of injury and disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2013

Mich. House OKs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is closer to becoming a customer-owned nonprofit after the Republican-led Michigan House approved legislation Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2013

Mich. House Approves Expansion Of Online Sex Offender List

The Michigan House has approved expanding the state’s online public sex offender registry to people convicted of certain crimes against children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2013

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House Panel Debates Bottle Return Fraud Penalties

People in Michigan attempting to return out-of-state cans and bottles for a dime per container refund could face jail time, under proposed legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2013

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

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

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

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