Governors can do a lot to improve Michigan. But their administrations often are defined by economies that are influenced by trends beyond state borders.
Michigan’s next governor takes office with an economy that’s humming. But the state budget is limited by existing spending deals, Republican opposition and the prospect of an economic downtown, which could foil Whitmer’s policy goals.
From roads to water to job training, state residents are counting on Michigan Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer and a Republican Legislature to set partisanship aside and start solving problems. See where they might find common ground.
Halting Enbridge Energy’s oil pumping beneath the Straits of Mackinac was key promise in the Democratic campaigns of Michigan’s next governor and attorney general. Can they deliver?
Welcome, legalized pot. So long, gerrymandering. Democrats and women score big victories, as ballot measures all pass. Republicans hold onto Legislature, promising divided government.
Nine Michigan counties that backed Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 flipped to elect Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as governor, including the biggest swing county Macomb.
Whitmer, the former Senate minority leader, rolling to victory over Bill Schuette in her race to succeed term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder.
Fixing the damn roads will cost some damn money, and the Democratic winner for Michigan governor must now work with the Legislature to find it. We summarize this and other promises Gretchen Whitmer made in her campaign.
Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer makes her final pitch to voters in an exclusive guest column in Bridge
If Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette have one thing in common in their race for governor it’s this: Both are short on details on how they would pay for their campaign promises.
The Democratic candidate for Michigan governor skimps on the details in her economic and jobs plans.
Republican Bill Schuette counts major business groups and incumbent President Donald Trump in his corner, while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has the backing of labor unions and former President Barack Obama.
The Michigan Republican attorney general used an offhand remark from his Democratic rival to make a series of attacks. But his arguments lacked evidence and delves into conspiracy theory.
Taunted by Republican opponent Bill Schuette for only passing three bills while in the legislature, Whitmer argues that her impact was far greater and that she simply did not care who got the credit. Bridge checks her history.
How will the Democratic gubernatorial candidate fund the $2B+ she promises for schools, childcare and lead pipe replacement? ‘Anticipated growth,’ ‘closing loopholes’ and new money, she says in an interview.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate said she would push for increased regulation of charter schools in Detroit if elected in November.
Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign has a fundraising edge over Bill Schuette. And outside groups are spending millions to influence the race.
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.
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.
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.