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Politics & Government

State lawmakers' final weeks before break

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Michigan Radio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Late-night drama over rescuing Detroit's school district capped lawmakers' closing days in Lansing before they broke for a summer recess.

  The $617 million bailout ultimately passed - barely. The Detroit restructuring, along with completing the state budget, were priorities.

  But legislators also finalized, advanced or left until later other legislation.

  About $165 million more is being directed to Flint's water crisis.

  Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign legislation creating an alert system to quickly notify the public of mass shootings or attacks.

  Lawmakers are waiting until the fall to reconsider medical marijuana regulations and a rewrite of Michigan's energy laws. Bills that recently passed but whose fate is uncertain in the opposite chamber would raise the speed limit to 75 mph on some freeways and compensate exonerated inmates.

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