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Alex Rossman: Raise the Age is a criminal justice reform win...

As a progressive and a Detroit Lions fan, winning is a pretty foreign feeling for me. Even when it does happen, like it did...

Whitmer signs bipartisan ‘Raise the Age’ juvenile justice bills into law

In a big step for criminal justice reform in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed into law legislation that will change the definition...

‘Raise the Age’ juvenile justice reform headed for governor’s desk

Long-awaited "Raise the Age" juvenile justice reform bills were fast-tracked through the Senate Wednesday morning, following bipartisan compromises. The final package would raise the...

Senate panel passes bipartisan compromise on ‘Raise the Age’ legislation

Michigan’s “Raise the Age” campaign scored big Thursday morning, as a Senate committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that will raise the age limit for...

Dem spending bills emerge as budget talks resume

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that “good faith” efforts are being made to complete the budget process by as soon as next week.  Whitmer and...

Nessel supports expungement bills, but suggests changes

A bipartisan bill package that would expunge certain criminal convictions has Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s support, but she also suggested amendments to the...

GOP Legislature introduces budget supplementals, Whitmer says she wants to negotiate

The Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday moved to possibly restore roughly one-third of the almost $1 billion in vetoes handed down last week by Gov....

After budget drama, Whitmer outlines areas for compromise before meeting with...

After signing the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, albeit with plenty of vetoes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday laid out a list of key priorities...

Protesters plan to shut down Baldwin immigration prison before it can...

Updated and corrected, 4:01 p.m. 10/2/19 The North Lake Correctional Facility is set to become Michigan’s first and only private, for-profit immigrant prison when it...

Susan J. Demas: What’s not in the GOP budget? Start with...

Remember GOP former Gov. Rick Snyder's so-called pension tax, which passed under the GOP-led Legislature in 2011? After the outcry, even some Republicans decided...

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