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Week in Review: Wayne County's tentative jail deal and possible work requirements for Medicaid

Gratiot construction site
Tony Brown
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Michigan Radio

It looks like Wayne County may finally have a solution for its long-stalled jail project. The county has reached a tentative agreement with Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures. Gilbert's company will construct a brand new $533 million "criminal justice center," pending approval from the county commission and building authority.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about the plan and what it could mean for Wayne County.

They also discuss a bill that would add work requirements to Medicaid, the state Department of Corrections' plan for feeding its prisoners, and Michael J. Talbot's announcement that he's retiring as chief judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals and Court of Claims.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of Weekend Edition at Michigan Radio. She also co-hosts Michigan Radio’s weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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