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Michigan AG Nessel Issues Statement on Supplemental Budget Passage
June 11, 2019
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after the Legislature today passed the supplemental budget:
"The passage of today’s supplemental budget helps to fund two very important initiatives at the Department of Attorney General and I am grateful to the Legislature for their support.
"By appropriating $10 million to the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Fund, Michigan is reaffirming its support for wrongfully convicted men and women in our state who are seeking to move forward with their lives and to assist them in reintegrating back into society.
"By allocating $635,000 toward the clergy abuse investigation, Michigan has chosen to give a voice to the survivors of sexual abuse. While additional funds will be needed to complete this investigation, this money will allow our office to provide victim advocates to those who are coming forward with credible allegations of abuse while also streamlining, digitizing, and managing the over 1.5 million documents that were seized pursuant to search warrants. I want to thank Speaker Chatfield, Majority Leader Shirkey, Leader Christine Greig, Minority Leader Ananich and the members of the Republican and Democratic Caucuses in the House and Senate for their support today."