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I Love Dogs (and Hate Dog-Fighting) But Why Are Mandatory Minimums the Answer For Michigan?

While we were waiting to testify before the Michigan Senate Justice Committee in favor of HB 4065 (MDOC Hiring) I was a captive audience during a very disturbing period of testimony in support of… 549 more words


Questions About Michigan SB 0144 (MDOC Funding) with Input From Senator Proos

After reading the Senate version of the proposed Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) budget aka Michigan SB 0144  I had some questions:

  • Why did the bill cut the overall MDOC budget because per-prisoner costs were to high but also fund a larger than 4 Million dollar set-aside for a “future facility?”
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Call To Action: Stop Repeal of Post Labor Day School Law

A Michigan Senate committee quickly passed a bill today (March 28) to repeal the Post Labor Day School Start law that has meant millions of additional tourism dollars and thousands of additional room nights to northern Michigan. 169 more words

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Alliance Working Toward Rural Friendly Solutions On DDA Bills

House: Rep. Lee Chatfield’s package passed committee narrowly 6-5 after some positive amendments. Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood had the opportunity to meet with Rep. 199 more words

Michigan House holds fate of letting dog owners bring pets to restaurants

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Michigan Senate passed a bill today that could allow pet owners to bring their dogs with them in outdoor areas of restaurants. 294 more words


Previewing The Final 20 Days of Session in 2016

(From MIRS, Aug. 24, 2016)

What Can Get Done In 20 Session Days?

Twenty or so days, that’s all that is left for Michigan’s 98th Legislature. 1,848 more words

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