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Ananich Plan Would Use Foreclosure Settlement Money for Public Safety

State Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced today that he is pushing Lansing leadership to dedicate a significant portion of the funds Michigan receives from the national foreclosure settlement to help boost public safety

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AG Schuette Outlines Plan to Make Michigan Safer

Attorney General Bill Schuette addressed the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday regarding his proposal to take repeat violent offenders off the streets with the VO-4 plan to create a minimum 25-year sentence for violent criminals who have committed four felonies

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With Audio: City of Flint Unveils Plans for Public Safety

In the same room that Governor Snyder gave his Special Message to the Legislature on Public Safety in March, City of Flint officials gave their working plan today to address public safety issues.

Emergency Manager Michael Brown, new Public Safety Administrator Barnett Jones and Chief Alvern Lock laid out their goals to help make Flint a safer city

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Emergency Mgr Appoints Public Safety Administrator

Emergency Manager Michael Brown announced the appointment of Barnett Jones as Public Safety Administrator for the City of Flint late Friday afternoon. Jones will be a contractual employee and will receive a salary of $135,000 with limited benefits and no health care

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Snyder Signs Bill on Lottery Winnings, Issues Exec Order on Public Safety

Governor Rick Snyder signed numerous bills yesterday including legislation ensuring that lottery winnings and other assets are taken into account when determining public aid eligibility. Snyder also signed an executive order enhancing Michigan's crime information system

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Hear WFNT’s One-on-One Interview with Governor Snyder

Governor Snyder unveiled his special message on public safety in Flint. The governor says "smart justice" is the key to safer communities and economic growth.

Click below to hear WFNT's one-on-one interview with Governor Snyder:

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Hear Reactions to Gov. Snyder’s Address on Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear reactions from local officials to Governor Snyder's address on public safety.

 

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling gave his reaction to the Governor's address and also spoke on the Flint City Jail which will reopen:

Flint Police Chief Alvern Lock spoke on the Governor's address on Public Safety:

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton spoke on the Governor's mention that Prosecutors would receive more resources and the reopening of the Flint City Jail:

State Representative Jim Ananich had this to say about the Governor's address:

"A comprehensive strategy like the one Governor Snyder proposed is the right approach, we just need to make sure we provide the resources it'll take to make it successful. I'll continue to work on securing more funding t

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Governor Snyder to Unveil Public Safety Plan in Flint

Governor Rick Snyder will unveil his public safety plan in Flint on Wednesday. The special message, previously promised by the Governor during his State of State address in January, will take place at Flint City Hall at 11 a

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Ananich Offers Plan For More Police

State Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint) offered a proposal to put 1,000 more police on the job during a House Appropriations Committee Hearing yesterday. The plan would invest $140 million over two years and direct the bulk of funding to communities with higher crime rates and are under financial review or currently have a financial manager

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Snyder’s FY 2013 Budget Attempts to Address Public Safety

In the Wall Street Journal's article, Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities, it was argued that the fight to make Michigan's most troubled cities safer  "promises to be tougher" for Governor Rick Snyder who today presented his fiscal year 2013 state budget and attempts to address public safety in it.

Public safety is one of five priorities targeted by the governor for "strategic investments" in the budget. Snyder has recommended:

 

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