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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water.

The Detroit Free Press reports U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy ruled Thursday that the Michigan Board of State Canvassers arbitrarily rejected Robert Davis' petition that seeks to recall the Republican from office.

Davis, who spent more than a year in prison after being convicted of embezzling $200,000 from Highland Park schools, sued the board in February.

    

An advocacy group says Michigan is the only state in the nation to see an overall revenue drop for cities, townships and counties from 2002 to 2012.

The Michigan Municipal League said Monday the state cut revenue sharing with cities, townships, villages and counties by $7.5 billion during the 2002 to 2012 timeframe. To be clear, the group advocates for more state money for local governments. Cities use revenue sharing dollars to pay for things like fire and police departments, local roads, libraries and city hall expenses.

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The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is hosting a scholar Alan Charles Kors tonight. He will present "The Enlightenment and Academic Freedom."  We discuss this engagement with Gleaves Whitney and Joe Hogan from the Hauenstein Center along with Alan Charles Kors. 

“Today we had 30 people out here and 10 caskets representing 10 people that have left this earth because of the decision to hook onto the sewer called the Flint River.”

That’s Jack Prince of Grand Rapids. He says it was Governor Rick Snyder’s insistence to put an Emergency Manager in charge of Flint that lead to it switching from the Detroit water system to water from the Flint River that caused pipes to leach lead into homes.

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) talks about Michigan Primary results, his take on front-runner Donald Trump and what the delegate count means heading into the GOP National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.   

While Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has so far remained neutral in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich. GOP candidate Donald Trump won the Michigan Primary with 37% of the vote. Ted Cruz came in 2nd place with 25% and Kasich came in a strong 3rd place with 24% of the vote. We spoke with Lt. Gov. Calley about Kasich's chances to win the nomination.

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In tight races the Michigan Primary winners were Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.  WGVU spoke with West Michigan voters and lawmakers for reaction and some analysis.

“It looks like the donkey and the elephant are very unhappy today.”

That’s Thomas Ojeda attending the Kent County GOP Primary Watch Party explain how the party establishments took a beating in Michigan. Ojeda leaning Donald Trump.

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Republican Blake Edmonds says while he lost the race for the 75th District House seat, it was a positive campaign and he ran on the issues.

He tells WGVU the campaign was about what was best for the people of Grand Rapids.

From the Kent County GOP Primary Watch Party, candidate Blake Edmonds conceded to Democrat David LaGrand.

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Michigan Democrats like their presidential candidates.

“They have a very positive view of both Clinton and Sanders 80 percent favorable rating for Clinton 72 percent favorable rating for Sanders.”

That’s EPIC-MRA President, Bernie Porn. He explains that’s where the feel good ends. Among the 400 registered Democrats surveyed by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA, Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton maintains a clear lead 56 percent to Bernie Sanders 31%.

Gov. Rick Snyder is holding firm to his vow to stay in office amid growing calls for his resignation.

Both Democratic presidential candidates called for Snyder to resign during their debate in Flint. It was the first time former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said he should step down over Flint’s water crisis.

  

The governor says that’s not going to happen.

“I’m not resigning, I’m going to solve this problem,” Snyder told reporters after an appearance in Detroit on Monday.

“I said I was sorry and I’m going to fix it.”

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