Randy Richardville

FILE PHOTO. This is what one Michigan road looks like after the recent freeze/thaw cycle. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Michigan Senate Amends Bill To Double Fuel Taxes To Fix Roads

Will a proposed gas tax be the cure to fix Michigan’s ravaged roads?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2014

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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


GOP Leader’s Bill May Thwart Michigan Minimum Wage Proposal

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced the bill about three weeks before the deadline for backers of the higher wage hike to file signatures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

Michigan Senate Eyes August Medicaid Vote

Michigan’s GOP Senate leader says he’s tentatively planning to hold a vote in late August on Medicaid expansion legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

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

Dems Join Snyder In Push For Vote On Medicaid

State Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to cut short their summer vacations and come back to work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

Bill Would Protect DIA Collection From Liquidation

A top state lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would prevent the sale of the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection if the city goes into bankruptcy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Mich. Senate Rejects Partnering On Health Exchange

It was the last day to act before lawmakers take a two-week break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

Republican Lawmakers Still Discussing Right-To-Work

A closed-door meeting between Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders failed to produce a clear direction on whether to introduce right-to-work legislation limiting unions’ ability to collect fees from non-union workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton) File

Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed For Next Week

The Michigan Senate may discuss the proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan next week, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2012