Milton Mack http://michiganradio.org en The future of mental health courts in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/future-mental-health-courts-michigan <p>The Michigan state House approved a package of bills that could lead to more mental health courts around the state. Now the omnibus bill is being sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.</p><p>But how exactly do these courts work? Which defendants would be allowed to be a part of a mental health court — and which would not?</p><p>One champion of the mental health courts is Judge Milton Mack, the chief probate judge in Wayne County. He explains what’s driven him to take on this cause, and what sort of human toll he’s seen from the bench.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Stateside Staff 15183 at http://michiganradio.org The future of mental health courts in Michigan Two Plus Two http://michiganradio.org/post/two-plus-two <p>&nbsp;Tomorrow, Governor Rick Snyder will present to the legislature his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The state is currently running a deficit of close to two billion dollars.</p><p>The governor also wants to make changes to the business tax system that would further add to that deficit. Keep in mind that by law, a balanced budget has to be enacted by September 30th.</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:32:56 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 1314 at http://michiganradio.org Two Plus Two