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Bill Would Empower Michigan Legislature To Issue Subpoenas

Opponents of the change say it would be hypocritical for the Legislature to be able to subpoena information from local governments when the Legislature itself is exempt from the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

Michigan State Capital Building (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

New Michigan Legislature’s Early Agenda Depends On May Vote

If voters in May approve a sales tax increase as part of a broader plan to help better fund roads, the GOP could decide there’s enough budget cushion to push an income tax cut.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2015

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Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills, topped by the most pressing legislation of all: boosting road funding.

CBS Detroit–11/29/2014

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Battle Wages In State Legislature To Require Training For Security Guards

Michigan is one of just seven states that requires no training for security guards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

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Mayor Duggan: ‘We’re On Our Way’ After MI House Approves Detroit Bankruptcy Funds

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he believes it really helped out that he and city council showed a unified front in supporting the measure, approved by the Michigan House on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014

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Mich. House Speaker: Unions Need To Pay Part Of Bankruptcy Settlement

Jase Bolger is saying that Detroit employee unions should contribute to the city’s bankruptcy settlement plan if they expect $350 million from the Michigan Legislature to minimize pension cuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2014

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Group Pushes For Part-Time Michigan Legislature

Should the Michigan legislature be cut to part-time? Click to weigh in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

A woman protests the City of Detroit's bankruptcy hearing at the Federal Courthouse building July 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Governor Snyder May Ask Legislature To Help Detroit Save Art, Aid Pensioners

“People would be most understanding if we’re talking about protecting pensioners vs. bailing out a city. And I think that’s what our conversation is mostly going to be about.”

CBS Detroit–01/16/2014

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New Turn Signal For Cyclists In Snyder’s Hands

The state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation giving bicyclists the option of signaling a right turn by extending their right arm horizontally.

01/15/2014

Michigan Legislature Adjourns For The Year

A flurry of activity for lawmakers in Lansing, passing a number of bills on their last working day of 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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