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Political roundup: Gov. Snyder ends Flint water bottles and Dem attorney general nominees sling mud

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Governor Rick Snyder addressing the North American International Cyber Summit in 2016. Should he have pulled the plug on free water bottle distribution in Flint?

Governor Snyder has decided the water in Flint is safe enough to end bottled water distribution, although the state will continue to distribute water filters to residents.

The Democrats are also holding an endorsement convention this weekend in Detroit. The most hotly contested race is for attorney general. Three Democrats – Pat Miles, Dana Nessel, and William Noakes – are running for the party nomination.

Ken Sikkema, senior policy fellow with Public Sector Consultants and the former Republican majority leader in state Senate, and Vicki Barnett, former mayor of Farmington Hills and a former Democratic legislator, joined Stateside to weigh in on the week’s political news. They discussed the Flint water bottle situation and whether Attorney General Bill Schuette is likely to intervene and restore water bottle distribution, as well as the increasingly harsh primary races that may divide parties more than unite them.

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Ken Sikkema and Vicki Barnett join Stateside every Friday to break down the week’s political news.

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