CHICAGO — The Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday afternoon ruled that three out of four controversial referendum proposals can appear on the November ballot, ending months of legal wrangling over the measures.

The court ordered that a referendum requiring a vote on a $4 billion, largely bond-financed international trade bridge to Canada should appear on the ballot. That marks a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and other powerful supporters of what would be one of the country’s largest public-private partnerships.

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