Police seize assets of Michigan residents who have not been charged with crimes. One man was told he could get his belongings back for a price. Another had his bank accounts frozen and was unable to pay bills. He also lost property he called "auctionable." Last year, law enforcement raised over $20,000,000 from seizing personal property.
There was a plan offered by House Republicans to fix roads and fund schools that wouldn't have raised taxes. Instead, a deal was made and the compromise could cost taxpayers $1.9 billion. … more
Recently, we’ve been able to dramatically improve our standard of living while simultaneously leaving behind a cleaner environment. … more
As the Legislature ends one session to begin anew, two members from opposing parties think it’s time to put differences aside to reform civil asset forfeiture in Michigan. … more
Professor Susan J. Douglas, who is chair of the Communications Studies program, opened her article with the line, “I hate Republicans.” … more
Legislation to prohibit local governments from making tax breaks or subsidies conditional on the wage, benefit and hiring policies of businesses died in the House. … more
The statewide news outlet MLive is perpetuating an unfounded assertion that public schools will lose money if the bills become law. … more