Truth Squad | Fact-checking the first Michigan governor’s debate

Truth Squad | Fact-checking the first Michigan governor’s debate

October 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Truth Squad examines claims made by Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on health care, the Flint water crisis, the Larry Nassar case and immigration enforcement.

Emails: Michigan Republicans brag that redistricting ‘protects incumbents’

October 13, 2018 | Joel Kurth in Public Sector

Some Republicans were ‘beyond pissed’ and ‘just hated’ proposed political districts that threatened their power, prompting wheeling and dealing to ensure favorable districts in 2011, new emails in federal gerrymandering suit claim.

Michigan ballot issues: What to know about Prop 3 (voting rights)

October 11, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

Proposal 3 ‒ aka Promote the Vote ‒ adds 7 voting reforms to Michigan’s constitution. We lay out the pros and cons, and the cash behind it. This is the last of three Bridge reports on Michigan ballot issues.

Who’s funding Michigan’s voting rights ballot proposal?

October 11, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

Bridge follows the money on who is supporting Proposal 3, also known as Promote the Vote. Spoiler alert: It includes the ACLU. Who is backing opposition to the effort is less clear.

Prop 3 shows voters’ distrust. But is Michigan Constitution the best remedy?

October 11, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle in Public Sector

Proponents of expanding voting access in Michigan say that spelling out these rights in the constitution makes them harder for lawmakers to eliminate. Critics say the legislative process is where public policy should be made.

Opinion | Michigan no-fault insurance helps doctors, lawyers, not drivers

October 11, 2018 | Dyck Van Koevering in Guest Commentary

Michigan drivers pay the highest insurance rates in the nation. That’s not going to change without reforms to the no-fault insurance system.

Michigan ballot issues: What to know about Prop 2 (redistricting)

October 10, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

Voters Not Politicians says it will stop partisan gerrymandering in Michigan. We explain how the proposal works, how it might not, and where the money is coming from. Part 2 of 3 on state ballot issues.

Who is funding the fight over a redistricting proposal in Michigan

October 10, 2018 | Alexandra Schmidt in Public Sector

Each side in the battle over partisan gerrymandering has brought in national money for their campaigns. That’s where the similarities end.

5 concerns about Michigan’s redistricting proposal and what to make of them

October 10, 2018 | Riley Beggin in Public Sector

It’s more expensive, you can’t vote commission members out of office, and the commission might exclude your mom. Experts weigh in on each of these critiques and others.

Opinion | Redistricting proposal is confusing and bad for Michigan

October 10, 2018 | Tony Daunt in Guest Commentary

Prop 2 would be a disaster for Michigan, says Tony Daunt of the Michigan Freedom Fund.

Opinion | Gerrymandering has been ‘weaponized’ in Michigan

October 10, 2018 | Joel Kurth in Public Sector

Author David Daley has studied Michigan political districts and says expected Democratic gains only prove the power of gerrymandering in the state.

Phil Power | Michigan’s elections are rigged. Is redistricting proposal the answer?

October 10, 2018 | Phil Power in Phil's Column

Proposal 2 would take the drawing of legislative lines out of the hands of politicians. But it could also exclude people of good will who want to participate.

Truth Squad | Whitmer unfairly labels Bill Schuette a fan of pension tax

October 10, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson in Michigan Truth Squad

Bill Schuette is campaigning to eliminate pension taxes if he’s elected governor. You’d never know it from Gretchen Whitmer’s latest TV ad.

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