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Michigan Looks To Limit Incarceration For Minor Offenses

Dec 10, 2020
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The Michigan Senate has approved legislation from the state House that will limit incarceration for minor offenses.

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A new idea to raise money to fix the state’s roads involves selling state assets to pay for the infrastructure. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the assets include the Blue Water Bridge.


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Michigan lawmakers are moving to curb unlicensed medical marijuana shops by threatening their ability to get licensed if they stay open after June 1.

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A state House committee is considering changes to the law that requires juveniles charged with serious crimes in Michigan to be tried and sentenced as adults. Capitol Correspondent Rick Pluta reports.


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Michigan lawmakers have voted to update various criminal laws to specify that acting illegally for financial gain includes cryptocurrency transactions.

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Newly introduced legislation would make Michigan the second state to lower its drunken-driving limit to a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.05 percent.

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Some Michigan prison inmates who are serving sentences of life without parole could be released to nursing homes under bills approved Tuesday by the Michigan House of Representatives. Capitol Correspondent Rick Pluta reported.


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Hourly workers at schools are concerned about a bill in the state House that saves schools from having to make up some snow days. 


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Cash and other property seized by police in drug cases would have to be returned to the defendant unless there is a conviction or the assets are worth more than $50,000 under bills approved overwhelmingly by the Michigan House on Thursday.

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Republicans in the state House laid out their priorities Tuesday. And GOP leaders say there’s plenty of room to work with Michigan’s new Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. 

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