The Michigan News Quiz: Now with more tasty facts

The Michigan News Quiz: Now with more tasty facts

February 23, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Ten questions and answers about politics, government, sports and whatever else happened in Michigan the past week.

Michigan Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer’s claims on college affordability

February 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Whitmer, a former state senator and current Democratic candidate for governor, said the state used to shoulder a much higher burden of college costs than it does now. Are her numbers accurate?

Michigan Truth Squad: Schuette says tax hikes put family dreams at risk

February 22, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican frontrunner for governor portrays a state where taxes are ever rising, overwhelming residents fighting for their very survival.

Michigan Truth Squad: Thanedar vows to stop for-profit charters, DeVos

February 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Shri Thanedar, a Democratic candidate for governor, says he will transform the charter school industry, and stop people like Betsy DeVos from making money off Michigan public schools.

Michigan Truth Squad: Patrick Colbeck ties Right to Work to 500,000 jobs

February 22, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The candidate for governor and tea party favorite tries to connect his early support for RTW to Michigan’s post-recession economic recovery. Did he go too far?

Fox meet henhouse ‒ what happens if industry runs Michigan DEQ

February 22, 2018 | Chris Kolb

Current bills that would give oil, mining or other industry reps oversight over the state’s environmental agency would be a disaster for Michigan.

The revolution has started. Now Michigan must lead it.

February 22, 2018 | Rick Snyder

Gov. Snyder predicts a future where traditional school degrees are replaced by a more targeted, competency based approach to job skills and lifelong learning.