One week from today is the primary election here in Michigan, when hopefully we all head to the polls to help narrow the candidates for governor and other state offices.
Also on the ballot here in Ingham County will be a proposed millage for Ingham County residents to spend about $43 dollars a year on a $100,000 home for 20 years to fund a new county jail complex.
WILX TV 10 reports that Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth hosted an informational forum about the millage, but it sounds like only one person showed up to the meeting. The county jail has been operating since the early 1960s and it seems the budget is hemorrhaging cash to repair the aged facility.
The Jail Administrator says last year they had 2,500 repair orders for the jail. Officials also contend that technology is WAY behind where it should be and there are are also concerns about building safety and security.