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Michigan School Funding Situation Better than MSU Study Portrays

State funding of Michigan schools has already increased significantly after years of economic stagnation

State funding of Michigan schools has already increased significantly after years of economic stagnation

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Conclusion

Release from Prison

Incarceration

Federal Courts

The Court of Appeals

Trial Courts

Introduction

A Primer on Michigan's Criminal Justice System

This report describes the basics of how Michigan’s criminal justice system works: explaining some essential features of criminal law, the various layers of law enforcement, adjudication processes, prison policy and more. Unlike most policy papers, however, this report is meant to be strictly descriptive. That is, it does not attempt to judge the effectiveness of Michigan’s current criminal justice system or provide policy recommendations. It is hoped that the information contained here will contribute to more informed debate about how to best improve Michigan’s criminal justice system.

How Criminal Justice Works in Michigan

Criminal justice reform will continue to be a hot topic in Lansing this year, as lawmakers on the left and right advance various proposals for reforming the system. But in order to properly evaluate the potential for successful change, it’s important to understand the nuts and bolts of how the system currently operates.

Eau Claire High School Makes Steady Climb

Purposeful action guides improvement from D to A grade

Purposeful Action Guides Improvement from D to A Grade

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Issues

Mission

Mackinac Center Launches Workers for Opportunity

Project will work with state partners and stakeholders to expand worker freedom

Project will work with state partners and stakeholders to expand worker freedom