State House

Mich. Senate OKs Common Core, Waits On Tests

The Common Core standards adopted by 45 states demand critical thinking and problem solving that backers say will give students an education that’s competitive with other countries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

Mich. House Approves Common Core Education Standards

Michigan has moved a step closer toward implementing more rigorous education standards that supporters say will improve classroom teaching and better prepare students for college.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2013

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State Lawmakers Examine School Scoring System

Lawmakers in Lansing are discussing school colors and it isn’t about school spirit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2013

Michigan House OKs Bill That Could Allow Wolf Hunt

Next stop: Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

Mich. House OKs Bill Against Indefinite Detention

Th House has approved legislation that would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping the federal government indefinitely detain citizens without charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Mich. Panel Rejects Governor’s Medicaid Expansion

Another committee in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature has rejected Rick Snyder’s proposed expansion of Medicaid eligibility to more state residents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2013

House Speaker: No Mandatory Vaginal Ultrasounds

A bill that would have required women to undergo vaginal ultrasound examinations before they get abortions won’t continue through the House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

State Representative Brian Banks (D-Detroit) is joined by his mother, Joyce Banks; his brothers, Justin Banks and Joe Holland Jr.; and family friend Carlton Ross at the swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the state Capitol.

Ex-Con Sworn In To Michigan House of Representatives

Brian Banks, an 8-time convicted felon, took the oath of office Wednesday in Lansing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

Michigan House Designates Gray Wolf As Game Animal

The state House has taken a step toward allowing recently-endangered gray wolves to be hunted.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2012

Bill Allowing Guns In Schools, Churches Moves Through Legislature

A bill that would wipe out most so-called “gun free zones” is speeding through the lame duck legislature, despite some vocal opposition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012