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Retiree Health Care Reforms Introduced

Dec 01, 2017

This week, the House and Senate introduced legislation making reforms to retiree benefits in local communities. Over the past month there has been increasing talk around the Capitol of making such changes in response to local governments who are facing unfunded liabilities. On Wednesday, police and firefighters, who receive local pensions and benefits, showed up […]

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No Paper Auto Registration Proof? No Problem!

Jul 07, 2017

In ninety-days Michigan residents will no longer need to worry if they have their paper proof of registration when they are pulled over by the police.  Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill allowing Michigan motorists to provide an electronic proof of vehicle registration to law enforcement officers.  This law keeps up […]

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Recommendations for Improving Public Trust in Law Enforcement

Jun 16, 2017

This week, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) released their report on how to foster public trust in law enforcement throughout the state.  In October 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive directive, tasking the commission with producing a public report addressing the topic.  The commission established three workgroups and sought public input […]

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Public Safety Legislation Signed into Law

May 12, 2017

This week, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a two-bill package prohibiting pointing a directed energy device, such as a laser pointer, at a plane or train.  The package would make the offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.  The legislation was inspired by events throughout Michigan, […]

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