The Center for Michigan


No consensus for raising – or cutting – taxes in 2014

May 6, 2014 | Mike Wilkinson

A majority of residents are sending politicians a clear message that it’s time to spend more on Michigan roads. Even if it means raising taxes.

Coming May 6: The Michigan citizens’ agenda for 2014

April 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Learn what more than 5,000 diverse Michiganders from across the state said they want from their elected representatives in 2014.

Bridge journalism honored by Society of Professional Journalists

April 22, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Staff writers and contributors received awards for investigative and feature work in 2013.

Coming May 6: The Michigan citizens' agenda for 2014

April 21, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Michigan residents have an urgent list of new priorities for Michigan’s future. They know what they want the candidates’ focus to be in this year’s statewide election. Read Bridge on Tuesday, May 6 for all the details. More than 5,000 diverse statewide residents participated in the Center for Michigan’s latest public engagement campaign in the past six months. Read what they have to say on May 6. It’s must reading for any engaged citizen or any candidate for governor, legislature or local office.

Last chance! Community Conversations end this week: Make your voice heard

April 1, 2014 | Bridge Staff

The Center for Michigan has spent the past year traveling the state asking for YOUR priorities for the 2014 election. This is the last week, but it's not too late to join us for a Community Conversation.

Gov. Snyder: ‘I want to know what the customers of Michigan want’

February 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Today the Center for Michigan launches new online community conversations. We seek to make citizenship more convenient than ever – and produce a citizens’ agenda for the 2014 statewide elections. Governor Rick Snyder, who hosted one of our first in- person Community Conversations seven years ago, welcomes participants in this video introduction to the online conversation, which anybody can complete about 30 minutes.

Mark Schauer: ‘Your voice matters’

February 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer endorses the Center’s online conversations in his own video, and says these citizen views will be valuable to his efforts to run for governor on a platform of building an economy for the middle class. Watch Schauer’s video and participate in the online conversation introduced by him here.

There’s still time! Join in-person Community Conversations all across the state in the next six weeks.

February 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Altogether, our citizens’ agenda for the 2014 elections will be developed from both the online surveys and more than 150 in-person meetings in communities all across the state. Check out our listings of upcoming large meetings where you can reserve a seat!

Bone up on the issues

February 24, 2014 | Bridge Staff

Our Community Conversation issue guides serve as a crash course to this year’s election issues. Download your personal copy here.