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Michigan Senate Passes ‘Conversion School’ Bill

A bill that has passed the Michigan Senate would allow the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools to leave their districts and become so-called “conversion” schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2012

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Mich. Senate OKs Dropping Beach Grooming Rules

The measure approved Wednesday would end a five-year permitting program run by the Department of Environmental Quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2012

Michigan House Panel Changes Teacher Benefits Bill

New teachers in Michigan still would get hybrid pensions under changes made to a teacher benefits bill.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2012

Problem-Plagued Prison Co. Could Be In Line To Oversee Mich Inmates

A private company that a federal investigation found allowed “a cesspool” of conditions to exist at a Mississippi youth prison and that paid a $1.1 million fine for understaffing New Mexico prisons could be in line to oversee Michigan inmates in the next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2012

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State Senate Passes Personal Property Tax Cuts

The Michigan Senate has passed a contentious set of bills that would roll back the personal property taxes businesses pay by hundreds of millions of dollars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012

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Richardville Recall Petition Rejected

A petition to recall the Republican majority leader of the Michigan Senate has been rejected by a Monroe County board.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

GOP Senate Hopefuls Nearly Equal With Cash On Hand

ublican U.S. Senate candidates Pete Hoekstra and Clark Durant finished their first-quarter fundraising with about the same amount of cash on hand, $1.5 million, but are far behind Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow’s $7 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

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Senate Votes On Birth Control Legislation

The Senate is debating Republican legislation aimed at taking a bite out of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2012

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State Senate Considers ‘Choose Life’ License Plates

Michigan could soon be added to the list of states that offer “Choose Life” license plates as the senate reviews a bill to allow their sale.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2012

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Anti-Abortion Group Could Get Mich. License Plate

A bill that would authorize a fundraising license plate connected to an anti-abortion group could soon advance in the Republican-led Michigan Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

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