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Week in Review: Rainy day fund worries and another LGBT bias decision delay

injured piggy bank
Ken Teegardin

The state's savings account wouldn't last long if there was another economic downturn. That's according to new analysisfrom the Citizens Research Council.

The independent government watchdog says Michigan's "rainy day" fund is slowly recovering after it was drained during the Great Recession, but the state is still unprepared for a new downturn.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss what needs to happen to get Michigan's piggy bank back in shape.

They also talk about the resignation of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence's chief of staff amid sexual misconduct allegations, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission's decision to table a request to include the LGBT community in the state's civil rights law, and an obscure state lawthat may allow Macomb County Commissioners to remove embattled county clerk Karen Spranger from office. 

Rebecca Kruth is the host of All Things Considered at Michigan Public. She also co-hosts Michigan Public's weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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