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Inside the Capitol dome in Lansing. (credit: istock)

Michigan GOP Approves Right-To-Work Legislation Amid Protests

Michigan is just days away from becoming the nation’s 25th right-to-work state — now that a set of controversial bills have passed their first hurdles in the Republican controlled legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012


Lansing Mulls Kelsey’s Law To Ban Cell Phone Use Among Teen Drivers

There’s a push in Lansing to keep young drivers off the phone when they’re behind the wheel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012


House Takes Up Anti-Animal Fighting Legislation

The goal is to stem the rise of animal fighting rings and dog fighting, particularly in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012


Why It Matters: Michigan’s Ballot Proposals

Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2012


Sides Clash On Proposal Making Tax Hikes Tougher

Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

Brian Banks (Campaign Photo)

8-Time Felon From Detroit Seeks Michigan House Seat

An eight-time felon convicted of writing bad checks and credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004 is running for a state House seat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images-File)

Michigan Senate Approves Anti-Concussion Bills

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation designed to protect student athletes from concussions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012


Senate Delays Vote On Changes For Teachers

Long-sought changes to the state public school employees’ retirement system have been delayed by weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012


House Won’t Take Up Health Exchange

A rift among Michigan’s Republican lawmakers means Gov. Rick Snyder won’t get the House approval he wants Wednesday to start work on a website for purchasing health insurance that’s required under the federal health care law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2012


House OKs Income Tax Rate To 3.9 Percent By 2018

Legislation that would lower the state’s income tax rate to 3.9 percent by 2018 was approved Thursday by the Michigan House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2012