Mike Wilkinson joins us from the Detroit News as Bridge’s computer-assisted reporting specialist. Mike performed a similar role at the News, where his work showed, for instance, that just under half of all Detroit property owners paid their annual tax bills. He was also part of a team at The Blade of Toledo that won national honors, including the National Headliner and Gerald Loeb awards, for exposing widespread political corruption in a scandal that came to be known as Coingate. The stories led to political reform in Ohio state government. You can reach Mike via email at email@example.com or call him at 313-815-7068.
Lawmakers want a tax cut. The governor wants billions more for schools, roads and water safety. Are we taxed too little or too much? We explain what it all means to you – in 11 bite-sized reports.
Go block by block to scan the more than 27,000 homes that had water cut off in 2016.
April 13, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
How gerrymandered are YOUR political districts? Check our maps.
April 11, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
Across the northern Lower Peninsula, high poverty and unemployment often are accompanied by high rates of residents receiving disability checks.
April 6, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
Bridge creates Michigan’s first precinct-level map showing how your neighborhood or community voted in the presidential election.
March 20, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
More than 90 percent of Michigan residents live in communities where property values have yet to return to 2008 levels. Can the hardest hit cities and towns recover?