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In support of Lucido’s investigation, Republicans in both houses of Michigan’s legislature have introduced bills to provide funds for county prosecutors for further investigation. Specifically,  Senate Bill 27, which the Senate already passed on a party line vote, appropriates $1.25 million for grants of up to $250,000 to prosecutors.  House Bill 4589, which was introduced on March 25, 2021, appropriates $5 million to the “Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council” for similar purposes. While it is unlikely either bill will become law, as they would require Governor Whitmer’s approval, Lucido’s efforts could have significant ramifications for the industry and, given the current political environment, are likely to spur “copy-cat” initiatives by prosecutors around the state and perhaps the nation.

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