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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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Snyder Eyes Mental Health Makeover, GOP Skeptical

Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fill the gaps of Michigan’s mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder. (Getty Images, File)

Gov. Snyder To Deliver Third State Of The State Address

Governor Rick Snyder is expected to be met by hundreds of protesters Wednesday night as he delivers his third State of the State Address.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2013

Room of the White House on Jan. 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Absurd’ GOP Would Threaten to Let US Default

President Barack Obama says it is “absurd” that Republicans would threaten to let the United States default on its loans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2013

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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Governor Vetoes BCBS Bill Due To Restrictive Abortion References

In vetoing the bills, the governor said there was no reference to abortion when the reforms were first introduced.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2012

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