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Ariana's bill was signed by Gov. Granholm

ArianagranholmIt was a good day Monday when Gov. Granholm signed my former boss's  bill to provide strengthen the Michigan Office of Childrens Ombudsman.  The new law was the result of the tragic and brutal beating death of one of his constituents--two-year old Ariana Swinson.

She was murdered by her parents, now in prison.  Her brothers and sisters came for the bill signing.  They know she will not be forgotten.

My former boss--Rep. Lauren M Hager--is a retired special education teacher from Port Huron and took on the needs of abused and neglected kids as a special mission.  He did a great job, considering all the obstacles.

The real heroes are her aunts and uncles who are caring for them and providing them with love and a family.