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Mich. Lawmakers, Snyder Differ On Saving For Later

The GOP-led Senate is preparing to approve a budget without extra money in the rainy day fund, which at $505 million is the healthiest it has been in a dozen years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2013

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, File)

Santorum Expands Plan For Grosse Pointe Farms Visit

The former GOP Presidential candidate will now spend more time at a local school after his appearance had, at one point, been canceled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2013

MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Former First Lady Barbara Bush watches the play on day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Barbara Bush Brings Literacy Effort To Detroit

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will introduce a baby journal in Michigan aimed at new moms that will be given at hospitals called “Love, Read, Learn.”

CBS Detroit–04/08/2013

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Mich. Road Debate Light On How Money Divvied Up

Gov. Snyder is having a tough time persuading the GOP-led Legislature to swallow an increase in the state gasoline tax from 19 cents to 33 cents a gallon and a hike in car license plate fees by 60 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

GOP Committeeman Under Fire Over Anti-Gay Facebook Post

A group of young Republican activists are calling for the resignation of Michigan’s Republican National Committeeman over a Facebook post concerning gays and lesbians.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

Claiming Republicans Have Shut Out The People, House Dems Go On “Listening Tour”

With claims that the voice of the people have not been heard – several House Democrats are making the rounds to be sure voters have an opportunity to air their concerns.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2013

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GOP Leader: Odds Low For Road Funding Deal Soon

A multi-pronged plan to raise more money for road and bridge repairs by asking Michigan voters to increase the retail sales tax doesn’t appear headed for a vote — at least for now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2013

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Long Labor Contracts Draw Ire Of Mich. Republicans

Michigan public universities and K-12 districts that consider signing unusually long new contracts before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect March 28 may have to think twice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2013

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Shift In Debate About How To Raise Roads Revenue

The leader of the state Senate has tabled a proposal to raise vehicle registration fees as a way to raise money to fix the roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

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Michigan Road Bills Would Raise Gas Tax, Vehicle Fee

Under a six-measure package introduced by Republicans on Wednesday, the gasoline tax would nearly double and registration fees for cars and pickup trucks would rise 80 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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