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Reforms to protect innocent property owners from government overreach awaiting action in the Michigan Senate

In February, just after the start of the 2015 legislative session, Michigan House Republicans rolled out their action plan for the year. Among the issues included in the action plan was reform of the Wolverine State's civil asset forfeiture laws to promote transparency, accountability, and protect innocent people whose property may be wrongly seized by overzealous law enforcement.

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New report shows how Michigan can save millions through justice reform

In May, Gov. Rick Snyder rolled out his priorities to create a smart justice system in Michigan by proposing a series of reforms that have been successful in other states. Georgia and Texas, for instance, have seen significant savings through innovative justice reforms while crime and repeat offender rates dropped.

06/18/2015
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Empower Flint: CL Bryant Chats with Pastor Jeffery Hawkins

06/08/2015
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GOP-controlled Michigan House passes a comprehensive civil asset forfeiture reform package

On Thursday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package of eight bills that would overhaul the state's civil asset forfeiture laws to offer more protections for innocent property owners. The Wolverine State is just the latest to advance reforms that curtail this pernicious brand of government overreach.

06/05/2015
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Empower Michigan: Harrison High School

06/04/2015
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Michigan lawmakers are taking action to protect innocent people from the state's backward civil asset forfeiture laws

Michigan lawmakers are forging ahead on a Republican-backed package of bills that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws. The reforms would restore due process protections for innocent property owners and require law enforcement to be more transparent about how they are using the practice.

05/13/2015
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Republicans in the Michigan Legislature make private property protections a priority

Michigan, like so many other states, has seen significant abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws by law enforcement. The Detroit Free Press found that law enforcement seized property and cash worth at least $24.3 million in 2013. Many of the property owners were never charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime.

04/23/2015
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FreedomWorks for America Congratulates Justin Amash on MI-3 Primary Victory

FreedomWorks for America congratulates Justin Amash on his primary victory in Michigan’s third district, despite enduring a barrage of personal attack ads by advocates for his Chamber-backed opponent, Brian Ellis. FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe commented:

08/05/2014
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FreedomWorks for America Activists Sign-Blitz for Justin Amash

BY John McAvoy

Rep Amash is one of the core conservatives in Washington DC. When we heard that Freedom Works for America was supporting Congressman Justin Amash in his primary, we felt it our duty to help him in any way we could. On Saturday, a group of Northwest Ohio Conservatives lent a hand to Justin Amash by working in his district, talking to people and putting up 500 yard signs to prepare for the August 5th primary.

08/04/2014
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Top Ten Reasons to Support Justin Amash for U.S. Congress in MI-3

Justin Amash is one of only two representatives to have voted with FreedomWorks 100% of the time.

07/31/2014

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