Bridge interviewed gubernatorial candidates to find their answers to crumbling roads, slumping test scores, contaminated water and other problems vexing Michigan.
Candidates for governor met with Bridge and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative for an hour each. Watch the videos or read the transcripts for the most in-depth and substantive interviews available with those who seek to run Michigan for the next four years.
One candidate doubts the value of a math major. Another likened a stronger public records laws to the Mueller probe, and not in a good way.
Five surprises from Democratic governor candidates. One wants more services for undocumented workers. Another would prepare for a recession with construction jobs. A third can’t say when it’s raining.
If the Supreme Court strikes down redistricting reform it would disrespect for the people’s right to decide how their government works, and contempt for the intelligence of voters.
Oakland County remains the economic engine of Michigan, even if the “Gilbert cartel” has poached some jobs. Looking out for county taxpayers doesn’t mean Oakland isn’t cooperating with neighbors.
Former Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano urges governor candidates to consider new tax policies to help grow small businesses, rather than business titans.