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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Department of Corrections faces a US Justice Department lawsuit that alleges sex discrimination against female guards at the state’s only prison for women. 

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-Lansing) A state elections board has rejected petitions filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan. The next step appears to be a court battle over the time limits set by the state to gather petition signatures. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 

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