Michigan passed legislation this week that would make the state the latest to raise the age of adulthood in the criminal justice system from 17 to 18.
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New research finds that automatic expungement of nonviolent criminal records could be a boon for eligible offenders, but few apply when the process is complicated.
COMMENTARY | Requirements for regular reviews to guide changes to state programs help ensure that they serve intended purposes.
Polar vortex brings coldest temperatures to many areas in decades.
In a city with a long history of population losses, Mayor Mike Duggan announces the city’s point person to lead community outreach to promote the 2020 count.
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A mailer sent to low-income students with that promise led to a major jump in enrollment at the University of Michigan, according to a new study.
“Eliminating this debt cliff removes another major roadblock for Detroit’s long-term recovery,” according to Mayor Mike Duggan.
As Republicans move to preserve their political power in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina despite election losses, many anticipate legal challenges.
2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Katharine Czarnecki, Senior Vice President for Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
There’s now a 10th state where weed will be legal. But not an 11th.
Previous GOP-led district-drawing efforts gave Republicans an advantage in congressional and state legislative races.
Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.
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Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens’ commission for redistricting.
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The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.
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