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John Bebow, President and CEO of The Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine.

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Throughout the tumultuous 2019 state budget season, Capitol watchdog reporters Riley Beggin and Jonathan Oosting were your eyes and ears through every twist and turn, chasing leads in myriad committee meetings, press conferences, and budget conferences. Their explainer pieces shed light on this complicated process and they broke the news that the state government would not shut down in September.

Reporters Ron French and Mike Wilkinson have been covering the shocking truth about the number of long-term substitute teachers leading classrooms across Michigan. They were the first to reveal the astounding number of subs serving as full-time teachers, who can have as little as two years of college. Today, lawmakers in Lansing are using Bridge reporting to make a case for finding solutions to this issue.

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