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 email@example.com or call him at 313-815-7068.
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.
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.
May 23, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
Click on a county to see how rates changed overall and in public and private schools.
May 11, 2017 | Mike Wilkinson
Use this map to examine building permits and income along the route of the QLINE
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.