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Week in Review: Engler criticizes sexual abuse bills and Whiston announces medical leave

Mar 17, 2018

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Michigan State University interim president John Engler accused state lawmakers of interfering with negotiations to settle out of court with victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Engler's comments came in response to a set of bills adopted by the senate this week that give victims more time to file lawsuits. The former governor also said the bills could subject universities to more lawsuits and drive up tuition.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about Engler's reaction to the legislation.


They also discuss state Attorney General Bill Schuette's plan to improve government transparency, a district in Michigan that won't have a state senator until November, and state schools Superintendent Brian Whiston's announcement that he'll soon take a long-term disability leave.