CHICAGO — Michigan voters approved a slew of local borrowing and millage-increase proposals in Tuesday’s primary election, supporting a range of capital projects and funding transportation, library, and public safety budgets.

On the political front, voters delivered a few surprises. Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, who represented the 13th District in the Detroit metro area, lost her seventh re-election bid to state Sen. Hansen Clarke.

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