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Michigan Senate OKs 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads [Podcast]

It was a close one, with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley serving as a tie-breaker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2015

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Michigan Senate Considers 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike For Roads

The proposal would raise the 19-cent gas tax by a nickel each year over three years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2015

Virgil Smith, right, appears in court. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work

“This is the first time in two weeks that he has shown up for work, given his difficulties with the law…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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No Summer Vacation? Senate Adds Days To Session Schedule After Road-Funding Rejection

The Michigan Senate is planning to remain in session this summer after voters rejected a road-funding proposal on last week’s ballot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2015

Virgil Smith (FILE)

Michigan Senate Leader Hints At Resignation Of Senator Facing Assault Charges

The leader of the Michigan Senate says a senator facing criminal charges should give “serious consideration” to whether or not he can still serve his constituents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2015

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Sweet! Michigan Senate Passes Bill Allowing Bake Sales As School Fundraisers

A bill to allow three fundraising bake sales in public schools per week has been passed by the Michigan Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2015

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Dems, GOP Vie For Control Of Michigan Legislature

The fight for House control in the Nov. 4 election will determine the ease or difficulty with which Republican Gov. Rick Snyder or Democratic challenger Mark Schauer can enact his agenda in the next Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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Michigan Senate Votes To Increase Minimum Wage To $9.20

A Republican bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour has passed the Michigan Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2014

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Michigan Senate Says No To Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

E-cigarettes are sold in dozens of flavors that appeal to kids, including cotton candy, bubble gum, and orange cream soda.


Senate OKs Bill Letting Landlords Ban Medical Marijuana

The bill would prohibit medical marijuana users from growing or smoking weed in rental properties, including hotels.