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Reps push ‘Jessie’s Law’ named for Ann Arbor woman

Melissa Nann Burke, Detroit News Washington Bureau Published 7:25 p.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018 Washington — A bipartisan congressional task force focused on the opioid epidemic has included the Michigan-inspired Jessie’s Law on its legislative agenda for 2018. The bill, which the Senate passed in August, was drafted in response to the death of Jessica Grubb, … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 News Stories, Uncategorized

Punishing Low-Income Drivers for Being Poor

A judge says Michigan’s license suspension scheme is probably unconstitutional. But the state government wants to keep it. Alec Ward|Jan. 8, 2018 1:10 pm In Michigan, the state suspends your driver’s license if you don’t pay your traffic tickets. But three weeks ago, a federal judge in Flint enjoined that practice when it’s applied to the very … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 News Stories

Judge Won’t Ease Halt on License Suspensions for Poor

A judge won’t freeze an order that stops Michigan officials from suspending the driver’s licenses of people who can’t afford traffic fines. Dec. 21, 2017, at 7:58 p.m. FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge won’t freeze an order that stops Michigan officials from suspending the driver’s licenses of people who can’t afford traffic fines. Federal Judge Linda … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 News Stories

Judge: Stop unfairly suspending Michigan driver’s licenses

Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press Published 12:04 p.m. ET Dec. 15, 2017 | Updated 7:03 p.m. ET Dec. 15, 2017 A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction halting the suspension of driver’s licenses in Michigan for people too poor to pay off court debts from traffic tickets, a decision that could impact about 100,000 residents. Advocates … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 News Stories

Wayne, Oakland counties sue drug companies for opioid epidemic

Posted: 1:38 PM, Oct 12, 2017 Updated: 2:11 PM, Oct 12, 2017 (WXYZ) – Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced a joint lawsuit against multiple drug manufacturers and distributors alleging the deceptive marketing and sale of opioids. The lawsuit, the first of its kind filed in Michigan, comes … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 News Stories