The week in review: Mike Duggan's write-in campaign, the DIA collection and sentencing reform
Mike Duggan sweeps the primary vote
Mike Duggan's write-in campaign ended this week with surprising success. 85 percent of voters who wrote in his name spelled it correctly resulting in a huge lead for the Detroit mayoral contender.
Jack Lessenberry says, "It'll remain to be seen what happens in November. One thing we know is that a lot more people will vote."
DIA collection appraised by Christie's Auction House
The Detroit Institute of Arts collection has been put at risk by Detroit's bankruptcy. The city invited Christie's Auction House to appraise the collection, perhaps simply to take inventory of its assets.
Lessenberry thinks that people are panicked about the possible sale of the art. He says "the Attorney General thinks it's not constitutional, although if a federal bankruptcy judge says it is, federal law trumps state law."
Michigan considers parole and sentencing reform
Conservative lawmakers are considering overhauling prison sentences. State Representative Joe Haveman is leading the cause, citing that harsher sentences are not keeping us any safer.
Lessenberry says, "Michigan locks up more people, locks them up for longer, and it costs us more. It costs $34,000 per prisoner and we have 44,000 prisoners."