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Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Tax On Pension

Starting January 1, barring any other judicial interference or rulings, everyone under the age of 67 in Michigan will begin to pay the state income tax 4.35 percent on their pensions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Republican Rep. Says There Is Still Hope To Build A Second Bridge

Legislation for a new International Trade Crossing was voted down in a Senate committee last month … leading to speculation that the Governor may try to revive the plan on his own.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2011

Gov. Rick Snyder in a May 3, 2011 photo. (Getty Images)

Governor Taking Weighty Issue Personally

Dealing with Michigan’s obesity problem is a priority for Snyder. Michigan ranks 8th nationally among the fattest states.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2011

Patterson On Film Incentives: You’ve Gotta’ Live By The Deal You Promised

The Governor’s decision to sign legislation that drastically cut the state’s film incentives still isn’t sitting well with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011


Should Some County Road Commissions Get The Axe?

The number of county road commissions could be downsized — with some saying it will save the state money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011

Dr. John Covington. (Credit: Associated Press Photo)

$175K Signing Bonus To Attract Chancellor For Newly Created School Program

The superintendent of the Kansas City schools is the first chancellor of the Michigan Education Achievement Authority, which Governor Snyder recently created to help under-achieving schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2011

Gov To Campaign For Higher Michigan Bond Rating

The state lost its top AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s back in 2003, and years of bad economic news limited its ability to improve its ranking with any of the three major agencies that rate state debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2011

Same-Sex Benefits An Issue In Budget Battle

A controversial proposal in Lansing to cut funding for colleges that give benefits to same-sex partners.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2011

Mayor Dave Bing will meet with unions to address concessions. (Credit: WWJ Photo)

Mayor Bing Will Meet With Unions To Address Concessions

The budget for the city of Detroit takes center stage this week as Mayor Dave Bing will be meeting with the city’s 48 unions to attempt to get concessions out of them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2011

Governor’s U-M Commencement Address Relatively Undisturbed

Snyder’s speech to the graduates steered largely clear of politics even as he unveiled recommendations this week to overhaul Michigan’s school system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2011




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