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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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Michigan House Approves Bear Cub Handling Bill

An Upper Peninsula ranch may soon allow visitors to pet and take photos with bear cubs again under legislation approved Thursday by the House despite concerns that it could put people at risk of injury and disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2013

Mich. House OKs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is closer to becoming a customer-owned nonprofit after the Republican-led Michigan House approved legislation Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2013

Mich. Senate OKs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

The state Senate has again approved a proposal to end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s tax-exempt status and transform it from a charitable trust to a customer-owned nonprofit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Senator Tries To Repeal ‘Right To Work’

This is the first effort to repeal the Right to Work law.

CBS Detroit–01/24/2013

Michigan Senate To Consider 3 Gun-Related Bills

The Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee plans to consider three gun-related bills introduced in the first week of the state’s legislative session.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

New Faces Join Michigan Legislature On First Day

Twenty-eight new lawmakers are joining the Michigan Legislature on the first day of the next two-year session.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

Legislative Look-Ahead: GOP Has Edge, Dems Edgy

Early forecasts suggest that the political climate at the Michigan Capitol will be chilly when lawmakers return to Lansing this month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/01/2013

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