2018 Michigan governor race

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Republican governor candidates make final primary push in Grand Rapids

Republican governor candidates make final primary push in Grand Rapids

August 3, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Greeting supporters on busy streets, touring businesses, heading for the coast, all four Michigan Republican governor candidates scrap for votes as the GOP race turns heated.

Truth Squad: Bill Schuette’s ‘push’ for 1,000 new Michigan cops

Truth Squad: Bill Schuette’s ‘push’ for 1,000 new Michigan cops

August 2, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Bill Schuette, the Michigan attorney general and Republican candidate for governor talks tough on crime. Does the public record back it up?

Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed says rival Gretchen Whitmer opens door to ‘dark money’

Truth Squad: Abdul El-Sayed says rival Gretchen Whitmer opens door to ‘dark money’

August 2, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Group buying ads featuring Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer accepted money from organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors, campaign finance experts say.

Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer says El-Sayed takes money from corporate execs

Truth Squad: Gretchen Whitmer says El-Sayed takes money from corporate execs

August 2, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer turned the tables on opponent Abdul El-Sayed during the candidates’ last debate. Was her claim valid?

Michigan Truth Squad | Brian Calley misses on Bill Schuette off-duty swipe

Michigan Truth Squad | Brian Calley misses on Bill Schuette off-duty swipe

August 2, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s official office calendar has plenty of blank spaces. Does this mean he wasn’t doing his job? Brian Calley suggests that’s exactly what it means.

Where they stand: Michigan governor candidates on jobs and the economy

Where they stand: Michigan governor candidates on jobs and the economy

July 27, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Democrats have ambitious programs to fix what ails Michigan such as bad roads and rotten schools. Republicans and Libertarians say they can address the state’s challenges without tax increases.

Where they stand: Michigan candidates for governor on K-12 education

Where they stand: Michigan candidates for governor on K-12 education

July 26, 2018 | Ron French

Perhaps no issue is as important to Michigan’s future as improving the state’s schools and increasing the number of post-secondary graduates. Here’s how the candidates answered questions from Bridge.

Where they stand: Michigan governor candidates on college affordability

Where they stand: Michigan governor candidates on college affordability

July 26, 2018 | Ron French

Some Michigan governor candidates want to make college free, others want to emphasize career tech. Here’s what the candidates facing primary challenges are saying about the rising cost of college.

Group tied to Michigan governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer reveals donors

Group tied to Michigan governor candidate Gretchen Whitmer reveals donors

July 23, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

Build a Better Michigan had faced accusations it was a vehicle for “dark-money” contributions to the Democratic hopeful. Monday’s release showed more traditional union and progressive support.

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fought two governors on school aid

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says she’s fought two governors on school aid

July 20, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The Michigan Democratic candidate for governor has been a strong voice for a well-funded public education system in Michigan. We check her voting record.

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says school aid money only meant for K-12

Truth Squad | Gretchen Whitmer says school aid money only meant for K-12

July 20, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The Democratic candidate for governor has long criticized using state school aid funds for anything other than K-12 schools. Truth Squad explores the fine print.

Gretchen Whitmer: Grow Michigan by offering debt-free community college

Gretchen Whitmer: Grow Michigan by offering debt-free community college

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Democrat pledges better protections for water, stopping Line 5 and investments in schools, roads and infrastructure.

Shri Thanedar: Fix Michigan schools by taxing rich, reforming prisons

Shri Thanedar: Fix Michigan schools by taxing rich, reforming prisons

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Democratic entrepreneur proposes need-based school funding, graduated income taxes and massive infrastructure repairs.

Abdul El-Sayed: Expand health care, access to education in Michigan

Abdul El-Sayed: Expand health care, access to education in Michigan

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The Democratic doctor slams Gov. Rick Snyder, vows to shut down Line 5 and institute single-payer healthcare system.

Bill Schuette: Michigan must fix education, lower taxes and car insurance

Bill Schuette: Michigan must fix education, lower taxes and car insurance

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

The Republican pledges to improve Michigan reading scores and car insurance rates, both of which are among nation’s worst.

Jim Hines: Michigan school problems can’t be solved with money alone

Jim Hines: Michigan school problems can’t be solved with money alone

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The Republican governor candidate says billions more have gone into schools with few results. He’d start by scrapping Common Core and consider eliminating subsidized preschool.

Patrick Colbeck: Eliminate income taxes to expand Michigan’s economy, population

Patrick Colbeck: Eliminate income taxes to expand Michigan’s economy, population

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Republican running for governor says tax could be gradually reduced to zero without cutting schools or public safety.

Brian Calley: What Michigan could learn from ‘Pissed Off Autism Moms’

Brian Calley: What Michigan could learn from ‘Pissed Off Autism Moms’

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

The lieutenant governor says he and other parents of kids with autism learned how to fight big insurance and win.

IDs for undocumented workers? And other surprises from Michigan Democrats

IDs for undocumented workers? And other surprises from Michigan Democrats

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Five surprises from Democratic governor candidates. One wants more services for undocumented workers. Another would prepare for a recession with construction jobs. A third can’t say when it’s raining.

Is FOIA like the Russia probe? And other surprises from Michigan GOP candidates

Is FOIA like the Russia probe? And other surprises from Michigan GOP candidates

July 19, 2018 | Riley Beggin

One candidate doubts the value of a math major. Another likened a stronger public records laws to the Mueller probe, and not in a good way.

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