penalties

2:16 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Senate bills increase penalties for drive-by-shooters

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The current penalty is up to four years in prison with a possible $2,000 fine. The new legislation would increase that to ten years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate took aim at drive-by shootings on Tuesday, approving bipartisan bills that would increase penalties and make it easier for prosecutors to press charges.
4:24 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

State House to decide universities, school districts penalties

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School districts and universities that approved union contracts just before the Right-to-Work laws went into effect may off the hook. The Lansing State Journal reports penalties, like 15 percent cuts for universities, will not be in the state Senate budget. Western Michigan University was just one of the many public universities that approved new contracts before March 21st. Gongwer News Service reports the House Appropriations Committee will consider putting the penalties in their budget bill tomorrow.
LANSING - Penalties for colleges, universities, school districts and communities that approved union contracts in the weeks leading up to right-to-work laws taking effect will not be included in the state Senate versions of those budgets.