Michigan Report for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Senate Report
House Report

81% Of School Bond Proposals Pass

Voters in Michigan school districts overwhelmingly backed raising their property taxes Tuesday to pay for bond sales that will fund improvements and renovations to school buildings.

A Gongwer News Service analysis of the results showed that 39 of the 48 bond proposals passed. That's an 81 percent approval rate (this story has been updated to reflect results not available last night).

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House Eying Republican-Only Plan For DPS

House Republicans are gearing up for a GOP-only plan to address problems with Detroit Public Schools as Democrats are in staunch opposition to legislation that would split the district in two and attempt to address the district's debt and that cleared the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.

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Proos Unveils Legislative Package On Criminal Justice Reforms

A long-anticipated package of bills reforming the criminal justice system from juvenile justice through probation and parole was unveiled Tuesday by Sen. John Proos, several Republicans and some Democrats.

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