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Some doctors in Michigan are concerned about unintended consequences to their profession if state lawmakers pass some sexual assault bills they’re considering.  A state House committee heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday.


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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies.


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Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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For more than two decades, Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan politics in Lansing as chief correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.  He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at levels of state government.  Now, he'll regularly share his expertise with you in 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics." 


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Lawmakers says there’s no doubt that Michigan State University failed to protect its students from Larry Nassar.  He’s the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted patients for years under the guise of treatment.


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A former dean at Michigan State University is scheduled for a criminal hearing in May.  That’s to see if there’s enough evidence against him to go forward with charges of misconduct of a public official, criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, and two separate charges of willful neglect of duty.


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Lawmakers in Lansing have been working on legislation in response to the Larry Nassar case.  And while they’re at it, some say they might want to clarify who counts as a victim when it comes to giving impact statements at a defendant’s sentencing.


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The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault.


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Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate.


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Bills to lift time limits to file sex assault lawsuits have cleared a state Senate committee.  It’s part of the state’s response to the Larry Nassar scandal and the issue of sexual misconduct on college campuses.


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Survivors of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar joined with lawmakers Monday to rollout new legislation.  Nassar was recently convicted of multiple cases of sexual assault.  The legislation is aimed at curbing sexual misconduct.


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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will roll out bills today designed to combat sexual misconduct on college campuses.  It’s part of the Legislature’s initial response to issues at Michigan State University.


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Students and faculty continue to pressure on Michigan State University officials to resign.  A march was organized by members of the College of Education and School of Social Work.


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State lawmakers want to overhaul how three major universities select their governing bodies.  This stems from ongoing criticism of Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault complaints.


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The pressure on Michigan State University to overhaul its administration continued last night as hundreds gathered in a town-hall style event to voice their opposition and frustration with the school.  This is the continuing response to the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints.


Meridian Township Apologizes For Nassar Inaction

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Meridian Township police have offered an apology to an alleged victim of Larry Nassar.   The department says it mishandled a complaint brought against the former sports doctor in 2004. 


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Former Governor John Engler spent his first day as interim president of Michigan State University dealing with campus controversy over the appointment.


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Former Governor John Engler will serve as interim president of his troubled alma mater, Michigan State University.  The MSU Board of Trustees is expected to officially vote on the appointment at a meeting this morning.


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Michigan State University is under multiple investigations for its handling of sexual assault complaints.  And the Board of Trustees says it will cooperate with all of them.  The Speaker of the House plans to use every tool he has to make sure MSU cooperates with his investigation.


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The state House of Representatives started an investigation into Michigan State University today.  This stems from a former MSU sports doctor’s criminal conduct.


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A medical school dean who supervised a Michigan State University sports doctor convicted of sexually abusing patients is stepping down. 


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State House Speaker Tom Leonard says it’s time for Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to step down.  It’s part of the growing chorus of criticism of how MSU has handled a sex assault scandal.