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Michigan Senate proposes plan to cut recidivism, save money

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Supporters of newly introduced criminal justice bills in the Michigan Senate say they are designed to keep prisoners from reoffending, ultimately saving taxpayers money on incarceration costs. 99 more words

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Senate updates domestic violence bills

The Michigan Senate overwhelmingly has approved a package of bills to overhaul the state’s domestic violence laws.

Senators passed the seven-bill package Thursday. It still needs to be reapproved by the House before heading to Gov. 93 more words

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Jailed State Senator Virgil Smith Submits Letter Of Resignation

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – From behind bars, Detroit Sen. Virgil Smith has agreed to resign after beginning a 10-month sentence in the Wayne County Jail.

The resignation came by way of a statement in a letter from Virgil Smith’s attorney that simply read: “I resign as Senator of the 4th District.” 248 more words

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Jailed Senator Virgil Smith Expected To Resign By End Of Week

LNSING (WWJ) –  A State Senator from Detroit who was ordered to jail for 10 months following a shooting incident involving his ex-wife is expected to resign from office by the end of the week. 229 more words

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Michigan Senate approves overhaul of Detroit schools

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Michigan Senate has approved a restructuring plan to divide Detroit’s financially and academically ailing school district in two and put in place a mechanism to pay off hundreds of millions of dollars in operating debt. 95 more words

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Michigan Senate targets key vote on aid for Detroit schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Leaders of the Michigan Senate are hoping to hold a vote on a $700 million-plus plan to divide Detroit’s ailing school district in two and launch a new district with better schools. 96 more words

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Michigan Senate Targets Key Vote On Aid For Detroit Schools

LANSING (AP) — Leaders of the Michigan Senate are hoping to hold a vote on a $700 million-plus plan to divide Detroit’s ailing school district in two and launch a new district with better schools. 114 more words

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