2 weeks until the Michigan primary. What do the candidates for governor have to say about the issues that matter to you?
The first step in the electoral process is the state primary on August 7, when the standard bearer for both the Democratic and Republican parties will be determined.
The Detroit Journalism Cooperative invited all major party candidates to the Detroit Public Television studio for individual, hour-long interviews with a panel of its reporters. The candidates received virtually the same questions and were able to respond at length, providing voters with a much more in-depth and contextual understanding of where each stood on the issues of importance to the state than they can glean from conventional coverage.
Over the next 2 weeks, One Detroit will share the answers candidates had for questions about substantive issues such as education, immigration, taxes, and protecting the Great Lakes.
Today’s post highlights the candidates plans to fix Michigan roads.
Bridge Magazine’s Riley Beggin asked the candidates the about how Michigan should pay to fix its roads, bridges, and water systems. Check out the answers below:
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R):
State Senator Patrick Colbeck (R):
Dr. Jim Hines (R):
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed (D):
Shri Thanedar (D):
Gretchen Whitmer (D):
Every candidate accepted the invitation to be interviewed except for Attorney General Bill Schuette.