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WLNS: Reducing Mass Incarceration In Michigan Prisons

problems in prisons in our state are well documented. Particularly concerning the food service group Aramark. According to one advocacy group, the real problem lies in crowded prisons.

The Michigan League for Public Policy says they want to brainstorm ways to reduce mass incarcerations. They are holding a policy forum today in Lansing. It is scheduled to start shortly after 1 this afternoon at the Best Western on South Cedar Street. Oct. 30, 2014 — WLNS

WKAR: Nov. 13 | Community Cinema: Evolution of a Criminal

WKAR Community Cinema returns in November with a screening and conversation about Evolution of a Criminal. The new documentary poses the question, How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe searches for the answers — about himself. Years after his release from prison, Monroe returns to his old neighborhood to speak with family and friends, along with classmates, teachers, law enforcement officials, and the innocent victims in the bank on the fateful day of the robbery. Oct. 30, 2014 — WKAR

Bridge Michigan: Gov. Snyder tied, or way ahead – which poll is right in governor’s race?

To get a great glimpse at how widely polls can vary, you only need to look at Michigan’s governor’s race this past week. Oct. 28, 2014 — Bridge Michigan

Public News Service: Michiganders Encouraged to Vote By Values This Election Day

One week from today Michiganders will head to the polls to vote in the critical midterm elections, and decide the future direction of the state.

However, before casting a vote, Renell Weathers with the Michigan League for Public Policy says it’s important to take the time to find out what the candidates really value. Oct. 28, 2014 — Public News Service

Detroit Free Press: Tough tactics needed to pass road funding

The irony wasn’t lost on me when my car hit a giant pothole on my way to conduct an interview with Gov. Rick Snyder about his re-election campaign and talk about pressing issues like funding for road repairs. Oct. 26, 2014 — Detroit Free Press

Dome Magazine: When Opportunity Knocks

There’s a lot at stake in the Nov. 4 election. While we’ve heard a lot about the governor’s race, all 110 members of the House of Representatives and 38 Senate members are up for election too.

In fact, you may have heard directly from legislative candidates in this door-knocking season. As the leader of a nonpartisan state-level policy organization that advocates for economically vulnerable families, I urge you to ask the questions that will highlight the priorities of your candidates. Oct. 17, 2014 — Dome Magazine

Public News Service: Michigan School Funding Lower Today Than Pre-Recession

It’s a lesson in subtraction. Michigan schools are receiving nearly 10 percent less state funding today than before the recession hit. Oct. 16, 2014 — Public News Service

MLive: Study: Michigan’s K-12 spending 9.5 percent below pre-recession levels

Michigan is spending 9.5 percent less per student in the 2014-15 school year than it did in the year before the 2008 economic downturn that brought the Great Recession, according to a study released Thursday. Oct. 16, 2014 — MLive

Detroit Free Press: Fewer families receive childcare assistance

The percentage of Michigan parents receiving child-care subsidies has dropped by two-thirds, from about 65,000 to 22,000, between 2005 and 2014. Oct. 12, 2014 — Detroit Free Press

Michigan Radio: Michigan is a disgrace when it comes to child care

Yesterday, the Michigan League for Public Policy held a press conference to announce that our state is a disgrace when it comes to child care.

They didn’t say it that way, but I will. Sept. 23, 2014 — Michigan Radio

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