LANSING, MI-- Legislation to restore a second circuit court judgeship to Marquette County is headed to Governor Whitmer’s desk.
The county is currently served by only one after a second position was eliminated in 2017.
Marquette County court cases make up approximately 25 percent of the annual U.P. court caseload. The average annual number of felony cases alone in the county has more than doubled over the last decade, largely due to an increase in meth abuse.
The House bill was introduced by Representative Sara Cambensy and the Senate bill by Senator Ed McBroom.