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Legislative Session Deals With Flood Of Issues

It may take days, weeks or even longer to sort out the avalanche of bills enacted in the Michigan Legislature’s lame-duck session, as majority Republicans put their stamp on policies dealing with topics as diverse as property taxes, medical marijuana and cockfighting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2012


Legislation To Turn Detroit Street Lights Back On Heads To Snyder’s Desk

Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign legislation aimed at restoring light to huge swaths of Detroit after lawmakers in the state House approved the public lighting authority bills Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

Downtown Detroit (Getty Images)

Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012

Mayor Dave BIng. (WWJ Photo)

Mayor Bing Addresses MAB And City’s Lighting Problems

Detroit mayor Dave Bing spoke on Monday about his vision for the city of Detroit with safer streets and better lighting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2012


Michigan Senate Takes No Action On Lighting Bills

State senators have failed to act on three bills Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says are critical to his plan to update the city’s aging street lighting system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2012

File photo. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Bing Offers Plan To Light Darkened Detroit Streets

Mayor Dave Bing has announced a plan aimed at lighting some of Detroit’s most darkened streets and freeways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2012

Population Of Detroit Falls By 25 Percent In Ten Years

State Lawmakers Fail To Reach Plan On Detroit Streetlights

The streetlights will stay off in Detroit because there’s no agreement on a plan to get them turned them back on.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

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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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Legislation Aims To Illuminate A Darkened Detroit

With an estimated 60 percent of street lights out in the Detroit a Michigan lawmaker says she has a possible solution to the city’s chronic public lighting problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2012

Detroit Wins Advanced Lighting Technology Demonstration Grant

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that the City of Detroit has won a $400,000 Advanced Lighting Technology Demonstration grant to upgrade street lights in six areas of the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2012