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Michigan Passes Bill Banning Cellphone Use By New, Teen Drivers

Michigan lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban cellphone use by new drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

Dems Relent On Vote To Change Michigan Medical Marijuana Law

Democrats in the Michigan Senate first declined, then decided to give majority Republicans enough votes to make changes sought to the voter-approved medical marijuana law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

Michigan House Approves New Emergency Manager Law

The Republican-controlled Michigan House on Wednesday approved a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters in the November election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

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Union Members Motivated By Right-To-Work Vote

“This would definitely galvanize union leadership,” said Art Schwartz, a retired General Motors labor negotiator. “Like any other group, some people get involved, some people don’t, but I think you’re going to see the unions fight this every way they can.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

Michigan GOP Approves Right-To-Work Legislation Amid Protests

Michigan is just days away from becoming the nation’s 25th right-to-work state — now that a set of controversial bills have passed their first hurdles in the Republican controlled legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

Lansing Mulls Kelsey’s Law To Ban Cell Phone Use Among Teen Drivers

There’s a push in Lansing to keep young drivers off the phone when they’re behind the wheel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

House Takes Up Anti-Animal Fighting Legislation

The goal is to stem the rise of animal fighting rings and dog fighting, particularly in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012

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Why It Matters: Michigan’s Ballot Proposals

Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2012

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Sides Clash On Proposal Making Tax Hikes Tougher

Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

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Stabenow Lashes At GOP Over Lapsed Farm Bill

She says if a bill isn’t approved, it could affect milk prices as soon as January.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2012

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