During his 2015 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference speech, Governor Rick Snyder pushed for reforming the state’s prison system. A follow-up conference was held in Lansing this week discussing ways to curb Corrections more than $2 billion a year budget. We’ll talk about cost including ideas for reducing population rates through sentencing reform and rehabilitation on “West Michigan Week.”
Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 - Clifford - SuperWhy! - Word Girl - Buddy the Dinosaur, and The Cat in the Hat will host an afternoon of activities during the PBS Kids Celebration at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Visiting West Michigan this week is PBS’s Vice President of Education who tells WGVU about PBS’s continuing commitment to developing educational programming.
“I believe PBS has really set the standard for what true educational television really is.”
Proposed language changes meant to make Grand Rapids city code more inclusive left some feeling excluded instead.
The changes would repeal otherwise outdated portions of two city anti-discrimination policies. New language was introduced for both by the city’s Diversity and Inclusion Department this week.
Alex Thomas is with the department. He says it includes changing ‘handicapped’ to ‘disabled’ or ‘disability,’ swapping ‘gender orientation’ for ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity,’ and updating various department titles.