Patrick Colbeck

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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.

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.

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.

Crowds growing to protest changes to Michigan social studies standards

June 20, 2018 | Ron French

Public meetings that attracted just a few folks have grown bigger and louder since Bridge revealed conservative changes to Michigan K-12 social studies standards.

Michigan school board Dems: We will block conservative social studies changes

June 14, 2018 | Ron French

References to gay rights, Roe v. Wade and climate change have been stripped from state K-12 social studies standards. Democrats on the state school board have the votes to block the changes, and vow to do so

Michigan Sen. David Knezek: Social studies changes are ‘mind-numbing’

June 14, 2018 | David Knezek

In dueling speeches, Knezek, a Democratic state senator, and Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck duke it out over controversial changes to Michigan social studies standards.

Michigan Sen. Patrick Colbeck: ‘There is a culture war going on’

June 14, 2018 | Patrick Colbeck

The state senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate defends his work helping revise Michigan’s social studies standards.

Michigan Sen. Patrick Colbeck attacks ‘inaccurate’ reporting on social studies role

June 13, 2018 | Bridge Staff

Sen. Colbeck accuses Bridge Magazine of overstating his role in revising state social studies standards. Bridge responds.

History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards

June 12, 2018 | Ron French

Abortion, climate change and gay rights are gone from proposed new social studies standards. State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and conservative groups gained influence on what will taught in Michigan classrooms.

History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards

June 12, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Abortion, climate change and gay rights are gone from proposed new social studies standards. State Sen. Patrick Colbeck and conservative groups gained influence on what will taught in Michigan classrooms.

I read the memoirs of Michigan governor candidates so you don’t have to

May 29, 2018 | Joel Kurth

Three books in four days: Lessons from would-be chief executives. (You’ll never guess who worked as a ‘head potato boy’) Oh, and there will be a quiz.

Three of four Republicans share tax returns. Bill Schuette said he will soon.

May 21, 2018 | Lindsay VanHulle

Schuette continues to fend off attacks about inherited property in a U.S. territory, as Republicans spar over financial holdings.

Three of four Republicans share tax returns. Bill Schuette said he will soon.

May 21, 2018 | Riley Beggin

Schuette continues to fend off attacks about inherited property in a U.S. territory, as Republicans spar over financial holdings.

Opinion | Michigan is making a difference in STEM education

April 26, 2018 | Patrick Colbeck

The robots are coming, and it’s a good thing, says state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, an engineer, who argues for continued investment in STEM programs in Michigan public schools.

Michigan GOP in bind after Muslim rant taints governor race, experts say

April 25, 2018 | Mike Wilkinson

Republican candidates for governor Patrick Colbeck said on a video he fears Muslims are trying to bring “sharia law” to Michigan and “exercise influence” by reaching the state’s top political post. Democrat Abdul El-Sayed was his target.

Michigan Truth Squad: Patrick Colbeck ties Right to Work to 500,000 jobs

February 22, 2018 | Ted Roelofs

The candidate for governor and tea party favorite tries to connect his early support for RTW to Michigan’s post-recession economic recovery. Did he go too far?