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Donald Lawson (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Bill Lets Multistate Lottery Winners Keep Mum

If legislation working its way through the Michigan Senate had been law last month, the world might never know the name and face of Donald Lawson of Lapeer, who claimed his prize for winning the $337 million in the Powerball lottery game.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2012

Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Habitual Offenders

The Michigan Senate has passed legislation requiring prison sentences of at least 25 years for people convicted of three or more serious violent crimes who commit one more.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2012

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Grand Jury Sought In Mich. Lawmaker’s Party Switch

The Democratic leader in the Michigan Senate is asking that a one-person grand jury be appointed to decide whether to charge anyone with crimes stemming from a fellow lawmaker’s last-minute switch to the Republican Party.

08/22/2012

At the polls in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Metro Detroit Voters Head To Polls For State’s Primary Election

Voters across Metro Detroit are heading to the polls Tuesday to voice their choice in Michigan’s primary elections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

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GOP Senate Race, House Contests Top Michigan Primary

Michigan voters will choose a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and could change history by dropping one or both of the state’s two black congressmen in Tuesday’s primary election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

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Tuesday Is Primary Election Day

Voters in Michigan will head to the ballot booth Tuesday to decide some races and millage proposals while paring down candidates in other political races.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2012

Legislation Aims To Help Prevent Child Sex Abuse

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation aimed at increasing education and training to help prevent the sexual abuse of children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2012

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Array Of Legislation Left Unfinished As State Lawmakers Take A Break

Ever wish you still had a nice, long summer vacation? Consider running for office.

06/18/2012

Bill Allows Businesses To Hire Inmates Behind Bars

State lawmakers have passed a bill allowing inmates to work for contractors if the state’s prison system turns food service over to private businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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Detroit Lighting Fix Stalls In Senate

The state Senate has failed to take action on a plan that would have set up a commission to earmark taxes and sell bonds to fix Detroit’s streetlight system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012

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