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Democrats Choose Two MSU Board of Trustees Nominees

Aug 26, 2018
Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
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A woman who says she’s a survivor of a sexual assault that happened while she was a student at Michigan State University and a former prosecutor who became pregnant while studying at MSU are the two Democratic nominees for the MSU Board of Trustees.

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There’s only a couple weeks left before the state needs to have all the language ready for the November ballot.

But Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports there are still several ballot proposals that haven’t been finalized.

City Clerk Chris Swope at table preparing ballots.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A retired Marine Corps officer who is seeking a seat in Congress will get a November ballot spot after a successful write-in campaign.

Joseph Guzman and Mary Treder Lang
Dr. Joseph Guzman for Secretary of State, Mary Treder Lang / Facebook

Republicans hoping to extend their 24-year reign at the helm of the secretary of state's office will choose between an academic who co-chaired Donald Trump's Michigan campaign and an accountant with business and nonprofit experience.

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Flickr - Keith Cooper

A group supported by Michigan businesses wants the state Supreme Court to take a look at a ballot initiative. It would increase the state’s minimum wage.  

Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports wednesday a lower court said the measure has to go to the ballot.     

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Michigan hasn’t prioritized public health – and now it’s paying for it. That’s according to a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a non-profit public affairs research organization.     

Jocelyn Benson
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Democratic secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson is proposing a five-point plan to ensure the security of Michigan elections.

Bill Schuette, Lisa Lyons
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

The Ingham County Circuit Court Monday determined that there will not be a grand jury investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Bill Schuette. 

Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Candidata Demócrata para gobernador Gretchen Whitmer ha anunciado  que su compañero de carrera será Garlin Gilchrist II, quien es responsable por el medio de comunicación en la Universidad de Michigan.

Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has announced that her running mate is Garlin Gilchrist II, who runs the University of Michigan's Center for Social Media Responsibility.

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A Republican who had been seeking his party's nomination for Michigan secretary of state has withdrawn from the race.

Bettie Cook Scott and Stephanie Chang
Michigan House Democrats

A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate.

Bill Schuette, Lisa Lyons
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

El candidato para gobernador Republicano de Michigan Bill Schuette, ha seleccionado a ex Representante del Estado Lisa Posthumus Lyons como su compañero de carrera.

Bill Schuette and Lisa Posthumus Lyons
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary. If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Bill Schuette, Lisa Lyons
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette has selected former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate.