Where Michigan governor candidates stand
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.
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 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.
Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette offer Michigan voters a clear choice on healthcare issues. And nowhere are their policy differences more stark than on the Affordable Care Act.
Michigan’s voters chose Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette as their parties candidates for governor Tuesday night. Here is what they would do if elected in November.
Michigan governor candidates talk about how to solve city-specific problems related to revenue sharing, auto insurance reform, poverty and more.
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.
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.
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.
Democrat pledges better protections for water, stopping Line 5 and investments in schools, roads and infrastructure.
Democratic entrepreneur proposes need-based school funding, graduated income taxes and massive infrastructure repairs.
The Democratic doctor slams Gov. Rick Snyder, vows to shut down Line 5 and institute single-payer healthcare system.
The Republican pledges to improve Michigan reading scores and car insurance rates, both of which are among nation’s worst.
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.
Republican running for governor says tax could be gradually reduced to zero without cutting schools or public safety.
The lieutenant governor says he and other parents of kids with autism learned how to fight big insurance and win.
Bridge interviewed gubernatorial candidates to find their answers to crumbling roads, slumping test scores, contaminated water and other problems vexing Michigan.
Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor outline their plans to spend money – and whether they’ll want more taxes.
Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for governor outline their plans to fund road repairs. Some say considerably more than others.
The Michigan Senate recently passed a bill to add work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. Gov. Rick Snyder opposes the legislation as written. Here’s where seven candidates for governor stand.