Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson joined 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 mwilkinson@bridgemi.com or call him at 313-815-7068.

Articles

Interactive map: See population changes in YOUR community

Interactive map: See population changes in YOUR community

May 25, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Census shows Michigan’s population woes aren’t distributed evenly. As Detroit withers, many of its suburbs are adding thousands. And while much of northern Michigan is shrinking in population, west Michigan is growing.

Should Michigan make it easier to opt out of school vaccines?

Should Michigan make it easier to opt out of school vaccines?

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson, Nancy Derringer

More kindergartners get their shots after the state made it harder to receive a waiver for them. Now, two lawmakers want to go back to the old system, but health officials say doing so is an invitation to trouble.

Database: Search vaccination rate of YOUR school

Database: Search vaccination rate of YOUR school

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Immunization rates have risen in Michigan after a rule change. Use this database to see how your school compares.

Interactive map: Vaccination rates across Michigan

Interactive map: Vaccination rates across Michigan

May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Click on a county to see how rates changed overall and in public and private schools.

Streetcar travels through some of richest parts of Detroit (interactive map)

Streetcar travels through some of richest parts of Detroit (interactive map)

May 11, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

Use this map to examine building permits and income along the route of the QLINE

Cut taxes vs public investment: What Michigan’s fiscal tug of war means to you

Cut taxes vs public investment: What Michigan’s fiscal tug of war means to you

May 9, 2017 | John Bebow, Mike Wilkinson, Ted Roelofs

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.

Interactive Map: Detroit water shutoffs by neighborhood

Interactive Map: Detroit water shutoffs by neighborhood

May 2, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson, Joel Kurth

Go block by block to scan the more than 27,000 homes that had water cut off in 2016.

Interactive map: See how districts are drawn in YOUR community

Interactive map: See how districts are drawn in YOUR community

April 13, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson

How gerrymandered are YOUR political districts? Check our maps.

Interactive map: See how many are on disability in YOUR community

Interactive map: See how many are on disability in YOUR community

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.

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