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Bolger: Party Switch Itself ‘Not A Mistake’

A former Michigan lawmaker’s switch to the Republican Party just before an election deadline was itself “not a mistake” but the plotting around it was, said state House Speaker Jase Bolger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2013

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Michigan Senate Eyes August Medicaid Vote

Michigan’s GOP Senate leader says he’s tentatively planning to hold a vote in late August on Medicaid expansion legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

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Senate Group Named To Explore Medicaid Expansion

Six Republican senators will meet over the summer to consider ways to possibly improve Medicaid expansion legislation pending in the Michigan Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

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Dems Join Snyder In Push For Vote On Medicaid

State Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to cut short their summer vacations and come back to work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder - March 1, 2013 in  Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Snyder Scolds Senators For Failing To Vote On Medicaid

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday berated his fellow Republicans — telling them to do their jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

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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

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Mich. Senate Rejects Partnering On Health Exchange

It was the last day to act before lawmakers take a two-week break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

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GOP To Introduce Right-To-Work Bills With Snyder’s Support

It appears certain that so-called “right-to-work” legislation will be introduced in Michigan on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

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Michigan Senate Approves Overhaul Of Blue Cross

The Michigan Senate has approved a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan overhaul that supporters say levels the playing field among health insurers and critics argue doesn’t adequately protect elderly and vulnerable residents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2012

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Bill Lets Multistate Lottery Winners Remain Anonymous

The bill, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, would prohibit the disclosure unless the winner agrees to it in writing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

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