Sept. 28, 2018 – Week 4
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SEPTICBILLS – Some Michigan residents would have to pay to have their septic tanks inspected and replaced under new uniform standards to protect drinking water, if two bills get through the Legislature. But that cost has proved a stumbling block. By Jeremy Wahr. FOR GREENVILLE, IONIA, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS.
JUVENILE – Lawmakers are considering moving 17-year-old lawbreakers from the adult to the juvenile court system. County officials concede that may be a good idea, but fear the cost of overloading the juvenile court system with a new group of offenders. Michigan is among only four states where 17-year-olds are tried as adults in criminal cases. We speak to the Mackinac County sheriff and officials with the Michigan Association of Counties and the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency. By Nick Kipper. FOR ST. IGNACE, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.
w/JUVENILEGRAPHIC: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Raise the Age Legislation Source: Michigan Catholic Conference
VETERANSFUNDING – County veteran services are poised to get an additional $2 million this year that could lead to more counties opening offices and counties with offices expanding their services. The new County Veteran Service Fund will give at least $25,000 to each county that fund veteran service programs or open new offices and that apply. But some counties have suggested that the paperwork is too demanding. Montmorency, Alcona, Iron, Ontonagon, Iosco and Keweenaw counties are among those with the highest percentage of vets. The program is administered by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. By Lance Cohen. FOR CHEBOYGAN, ALCONA, MONTMORENCY, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS AND ALL POINTS.