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Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on House passage of 2020 DOC budget

Rep. Albert, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees spending for the Michigan Department of Corrections, says the 2020 spending plan for Corrections works to improve staffing and make efficiencies in a departmental budget that accounts for about one-fifth of the state’s unrestricted expenditures.  

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on Ojibway Correctional Facility

Rep. Markkanen talks about House passage of his amendment to the state’s 2020 Department of Corrections budget that includes funding to study potential locations for a training academy for corrections officers.  The Markkanen amendment adds the former Ojibway Correctional Facility to existing budget language.  

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