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.  

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on signing of UP judgeship legislation

Rep. Markkanen talks about the signing of legislation by the Governor Thursday that will retain the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County, a move that in turn will retain the current level of access to the court systems in Iron and Dickinson Counties.   In the absence of the new law, the 95-A judgeship…