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State lawmakers return to the Capitol this week – and the big question is whether they will pass a pair of ballot initiatives.

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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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After nearly 60-years, some state lawmakers want to bring back the position of state poet laureate.

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Roads, education, health care, and insurance. Those were the prominent issues as six Republican and Democratic candidates for governor shared a stage tonight.