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Melissa Benmark / WKAR

State lawmakers are on summer recess, but the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta says big issues will be waiting when they return. 


Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has begun its two-month summer recess. State lawmakers wrapped up work on a Detroit Public Schools bailout. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Undated) A recent ruling could mean lower rates and refunds for Michigan energy customers. 

Members of the energy industry and some legislators are pushing the state to pass energy overhaul bills by the end of this year. In April of next year, nine coal-fired power plants are expected to close. At a roundtable held by utility companies this morning, some legislative leaders said politics could get in the way of the bills if the state waits until 2016. The full House could consider the bills as early as next week. (MLive)

"COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued two license amendments involving embrittlement to Palisades Nuclear Plant along Lake Michigan, saying the requests for the amendments would maintain public health and safety." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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