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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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Bill Would Exempt Booze Pouches From Bottle Law

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill making new flexible alcohol pouches exempt from the state’s bottle deposit law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012

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Gov. Snyder Expected To Sign K2 Ban

The Michigan Senate has given final approval a ban on so-called synthetic marijuana, sending the legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012

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Mich. Bill Revives Shoreline Grooming Debate

The Michigan Senate is preparing to vote on whether to abolish a state program that regulates what landowners can do with the vegetation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2012


Mich. Expects About $300M More In Budget Revenue

Michigan’s budget will have about $300 million more this year than predicted in January, a combination of higher-than-expected tax payments and fewer people receiving Medicaid and welfare benefits, according to state economists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012


House, Senate Fiscal Agencies See Revenue Changes

Michigan’s House and Senate fiscal agencies have come out with their revenue estimates for the 2012-2013 fiscal year – and the news isn’t all good.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

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Michigan Lawmakers Repeal Motorcycle Helmet Law

The state Senate took a final vote Wednesday. Next, the measure will be sent to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2012


Bill Would Excuse Nursing Moms From Jury Duty

A bill that would give breastfeeding mothers an automatic exemption from jury duty is advancing in the Michigan Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

Free College For All? State Democrats To Unveil Plan

Democratic state lawmakers are are ready to move forward with a proposal to provide free college tuition to anyone in Michigan who needs it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2012


Mich. Tea Partiers Seek Consensus Senate Pick

The group is sponsoring a Senate debate Saturday at Central Michigan University and plans to return to old a straw poll and decide which candidate will get the group’s backing leading up to the August GOP primary.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2012