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Michigan State Senate Chamber in Lansing (istockphoto)

Michigan Senate Leader Defends Medicaid Call

The leader of the Michigan Senate may press ahead in search of a Medicaid expansion plan to pass muster with fellow Republicans, but it’s clear he doesn’t appreciate how the governor called the Senate out for refusing to vote.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013

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Mich. Senate OKs Budget For Schools, Universities

The Senate approved an education spending plan Wednesday that includes per-pupil funding increases for K-12 schools and early childhood education.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

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Mich. Senate Budget Has No Medicaid Expansion

For now, Medicaid expansion remains very much in doubt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

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Snyder Signs Bills For Veterans Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to allow Michigan veterans to get a special designation on their driver’s license or state ID card.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

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Michigan Senate OKs Veterans Driver’s Licenses

The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would allow veterans to get a special designation on driver’s licenses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

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Mich. Senate Approves Legislation To Combat Blight

Owners of blighted and neglected property who don’t pay their fines in Michigan would face tougher penalties — including potential jail time — under legislation overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate earlier this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

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Bill Would Toughen Penalties On Animal Abusers

People who abuse animals would face tougher penalties under legislation headed to the Senate floor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

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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

Automation Alley headquarters in Troy

Automation Alley To Observe STEM Awareness Week

Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced that a resolution has passed in the Michigan Senate proclaiming March 24-30 as Michigan STEM Awareness Week, drawing attention to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2013

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State Forest Plan Passed By Split Mich. Senate

The Senate voted to curtail state regulators’ consideration of biological diversity when designating sections of state forests, over objections from environmentalists who say the “anti-science” bill would gut a practice in place for nearly 100 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2013

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