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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

Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (credit: istock)

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

Jase Bolger (Handout Photo)

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

Snyder Sign Bills To Keep 0.08 Blood Alcohol Limit

The limit was set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in current state law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2013

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Authority Starts Work On Detroit-Area Transit Plan

A 10-member board has started work on coordinating public transportation in parts of southeastern Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

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