One piece of last minute business that should be tidied up in the legislative lame duck session this week is passage of a bipartisan parole reform bill. The measure has already passed the House with solid support from both Republicans and Democrats, and the Senate should approve it and send it on to Gov. Rick Snyder.
There’s little reason for this bill to be stalled, except that some members of the law enforcement community have spoken out against the potential dangers of releasing non-violent convicts before they serve their maximum term. Read More