2018 Michigan governor race

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What Michigan schools will look like under Governor Whitmer or Schuette

What Michigan schools will look like under Governor Whitmer or Schuette

October 25, 2018 | Ron French

Turning around Michigan schools is job number one for the next governor. Bridge asked education policy experts to predict what schools will be like in a Bill Schuette or Gretchen Whitmer administration.

Truth Squad | Fact-checking Michigan’s second, and final, governor’s debate

Truth Squad | Fact-checking Michigan’s second, and final, governor’s debate

October 25, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Bridge Magazine waded through a litany of stale talking points to provide context and facts to accusations leveled by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette at their final debate Wednesday.

Truth Squad | Michigan Republicans foul Whitmer on destroyed evidence claim

Truth Squad | Michigan Republicans foul Whitmer on destroyed evidence claim

October 24, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

A state GOP ad accuses Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer of doing nothing as Ingham County Prosecutor when informed of damaged evidence in pending criminal cases. That’s patently untrue.

Comparing the environmental records of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer

Comparing the environmental records of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer

October 23, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Bill Schuette has fought regulations as job-killers, but bucked his party on some Great Lakes issues. Gretchen Whitmer opposed regulatory rollbacks while in the Legislature.

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer take different tacks to climate change

Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer take different tacks to climate change

October 23, 2018 | Jim Malewitz

Bill Schuette says Michigan must “better understand the science,” while Gretchen Whitmer promises an Office of Climate Change and partnerships with other governors to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Truth Squad | Ads unfairly attack Whitmer on healthcare, missed votes

Truth Squad | Ads unfairly attack Whitmer on healthcare, missed votes

October 22, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Ads accuse Michigan Democratic governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer of pushing “radical” healthcare plan, missing more than 1,000 votes in the legislature, being the “worst kind of politician.”

Opinion | John Engler asks governor hopefuls if they support colleges

Opinion | John Engler asks governor hopefuls if they support colleges

October 22, 2018 | John Engler

State financial support to higher education in Michigan has dropped precipitously since John Engler was governor. Now, MSU’s interim president challenges candidates on their plans.

Truth Squad | Misleading attacks on Bill Schuette for Flint water crisis

Truth Squad | Misleading attacks on Bill Schuette for Flint water crisis

October 16, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

A Democratic Governors Association PAC says Schuette’s office “OK’d” the deal that produced lead-tainted water in Flint, and that residents were harmed as a result of his office’s inaction.

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.

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

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

October 10, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

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.

Bill Schuette: I’ll figure out how to fix Michigan roads after I win

Bill Schuette: I’ll figure out how to fix Michigan roads after I win

October 8, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican gubernatorial candidate predicts he’ll narrowly defeat Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, who he claims “wants to tax everything that moves.” Then, as governor, he’ll focus on fixing the state’s roads.

Truth Squad | Does Bill Schuette care if sick people can get insurance?

Truth Squad | Does Bill Schuette care if sick people can get insurance?

October 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt

A Gretchen Whitmer ad goes beyond criticizing Schuette for his efforts to abolish the ACA. She says he favors letting insurance companies decide whether to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Bill Schuette says failing schools must improve or face consequences

Bill Schuette says failing schools must improve or face consequences

October 8, 2018 | Erin Einhorn

The Republican candidate for governor said in an interview he wants to reward improving schools with more funds. For those that aren’t: every option is on the table.

Schuette and Whitmer’s tax, spending plans for Michigan don’t add up

Schuette and Whitmer’s tax, spending plans for Michigan don’t add up

October 4, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Lots of promises. Few details. Both would create deficits. A closer look at how the candidates for Michigan governor plan to pay for all their promises.

Gretchen Whitmer’s plan for Michigan: $3B of promises and wishful thinking

Gretchen Whitmer’s plan for Michigan: $3B of promises and wishful thinking

October 4, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

The Democratic governor candidate is pledging to fix roads and education while barely raising taxes. Much of her plans, though, involve the most optimistic of projections and would create budget holes.

Bill Schuette wants to fix roads while cutting taxes. Good luck with that.

Bill Schuette wants to fix roads while cutting taxes. Good luck with that.

October 4, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Economists say Schuette’s plan of pain-free tax cuts and fixing roads with no new revenues is from the realm of make-believe.

Truth Squad | Michigan Republicans, Schuette mislead on Nassar

Truth Squad | Michigan Republicans, Schuette mislead on Nassar

October 3, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

The prosecution of Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually abusing his former patients, has emerged in new attacks in the Michigan governor’s race.

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools

Bill Schuette, Gretchen Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools

October 3, 2018 | Chastity Pratt, Koby Levin

Candidates for Michigan governor say they can help crisis of Detroit kids switching schools too often, tanking test scores.

Bill Schuette no longer touts Trump ties, but president’s shadow follows

Bill Schuette no longer touts Trump ties, but president’s shadow follows

September 20, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Michigan's November election will be all about President Donald Trump, whether the candidates for governor like it or not. (Spoiler alert: Democrats like it.)

Turning Gretchen Whitmer into Granholm, a Republican gamble in governor race

Turning Gretchen Whitmer into Granholm, a Republican gamble in governor race

September 20, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Republicans say Gretchen Whitmer would push the same tax and economic policies as Michigan’s last Democratic governor, Jennifer Granholm. The record is more complicated.

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