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New leaders at the Capitol

Lawmakers at the state Capitol continued to choose legislative leaders yesterday. In the Senate: Republican state Senator Randy Richardville of Monroe was elected as the next Senate Majority Leader. He'll takeover the job from term-limited Republican state Senator Mike Bishop.

Last week, Senate Democrats picked state Senator Gretchen Whitmer of Lansing as their Minority Leader.

In the House: Republican state Representative Jase Bolger of Marhsall will be the new House Speaker. He takes over the job from term-limited Democratic Speaker Andy Dillon.  On Monday, Governor-elect Rick Sndyer named Dillon to be the state's next treasurer.

Democrats picked Representative Richard Hammel of Genesee County as their Minority Leader.

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