Gov. Rick Snyder signs the Fiscal Year 2011-12 budget into law as lawmakers look on.  Pictured left to right: state Sens. Darwin Booher, Tonya Schuitmaker, Bruce Caswell, John Pappageorge, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Kahn and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. (credit: Governor's Office)

Top Mich. Laws Of 2013 Led By Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Snyder and legislators enacted more than 200 new laws in 2013. Here’s the top 10.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2013

Snyder Signs Bills To Improve Indigent Defense

“Everyone deserves it. Everyone deserves appropriate justice,” the governor said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013


Michigan Lawmakers Vote To Fix Indigent Defense

A bill approved by the Senate creates an independent, permanent state commission to establish standards designed to ensure effective counsel is given to low-income defendants.


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Push Continues To Fix Michigan’s Indigent Defense

Almost five years have passed since a study showed poor criminal defendants are routinely processed through Michigan’s justice system without ever speaking to an attorney in violation of the Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2013