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For the first time in Michigan history, Libertarian candidates for governor will be on the August primary ballot. That’s because the party got enough Michigan votes in the 2016 election to put the party on the primary ballot.    


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Two Republican candidates running for the US Senate squared off on Friday. During a debate on WKAR-TV’s Off the Record, Sandy Pensler and John James both said they were the best choice to take on incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow, though the candidates mostly focused on each other – not Stabenow – during the debate. 


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Michigan has about 150 new laws. Governor Rick Snyder finished going through a pile of bills that were sent to him before the Legislature went on its summer break.    


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A new bill by state lawmakers would prohibit any anchor dropping in the Straits of Mackinac. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports this comes after an anchor damaged an oil and gas pipeline.


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Current and former legislators are being taken to court to get information about how they drew the state’s district lines in 2011.    


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Governor Rick Snyder will not lower the state’s standards for dumping ballast water in the Great Lakes. He vetoed a bill with the changes today.  

Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports the governor vetoed the bill because he’s concerned about invasive species.  


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Three current and former Michigan judges are on the shortlist to be the next United States Supreme Court Justice. President Donald Trump says he has a list of 25 potential candidates that he will choose from. Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire in July.    


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A group trying to get a redistricting measure on the November ballot says arguments against the measure by the state Attorney General are redundant.


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Michigan will put 100 million dollars toward skilled trades training and career exploration. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law Tuesday.    


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Democrats in the state House want to get rid of a law they say protects drug companies that knowingly make or sell harmful drugs.


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Meeting to begin at 8am in the Hannah Administration Building. WKAR's Scott Pohl (@scottpohlwkar on Twitter) and Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth (@Cheyna_R) are on site, and will be providing updates. For real-time updates, follow Scott, Cheyna and WKAR News (@WKARnews) on Twitter.

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There could be fireworks at a meeting Friday of Michigan State University’s governing body.

Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports this meeting comes amid controversies and calls for the ouster of interim president John Engler.  


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Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.  
Capital Correspondant Cheyna Roth reports members of the university’s governing board want Engler to resign.  


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Environmental groups say a bill headed for Governor Rick Snyder’s desk could increase the amount of invasive species in the Great Lakes.     


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November is months away. But the group that put recreational marijuana use on the general election ballot is already planning how to convince voters to mark ‘yes.’

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is getting some outside help.


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