Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland; audio on legislation targeting inmate recidivism

Rep. Haveman talked about legislation announced at the Richard Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia this week that would allow the Michigan Department of Corrections of issue certificates of employability to inmates receiving specialized jobs training and that would prohibit licensing agencies or boards from using a former inmate’s criminal record as the sole reason for…

Legislative Update for January 7, 2014

In this week’s panel discussion, we look ahead to Friday’s winter revenue estimating conference and a potential state budget surplus and talk about home heating assistance.