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MDOC Raise Concerns Over House Version Of Its Budget

Jun 10, 2019

Michigan Department of Corrections Honor Guard in D.C.
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The state department in charge of Michigan’s prisons is not happy with a proposed spending plan in the state Legislature.  Cheyna Roth has more.


A spending plan for the Michigan Department of Corrections passed out of a state House committee.  It would redirect millions of dollars that previous budgets had allocated for certain projects – like prison maintenance – to other priorities.

Chris Gautz is a spokesman for the department.  He says this could cause funding problems within the department.

“This new system that they’re trying to put in place, all it does is move around the state’s problems and doesn’t actually solve them”

GOP lawmakers say they’re trying to fund a number of priorities within the department.  But they’re willing to keep working with MDOC.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org