Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer meet Sunday night in Detroit for their only scheduled debate in what is a competitive race.
With the November gubernatorial election just weeks away – two of the candidates for the role spoke with WWJ Newsradio.
Both Mark Schauer and incumbent Rick Snyder know the major political obstacles to dedicating $1.2 to $2 billion more a year to roads and bridges in Michigan.
The two have agreed to make a joint appearance at a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, October 12 which will be televised on Detroit Public Television.
The fine-tuning reflected in new ads is an attempt to align with voters who, while more positive about the state’s direction, remain cautious.
Schauer said the fine’s cancellation shows “rank corruption” in Snyder’s administration and Snyder “lied” by not confirming until Thursday that Aramark Correctional Services’ fine was canceled.
Friday’s campaign finance deadline offered the first glimpse into the gubernatorial candidates’ fundraising since January. Neither has an opponent in the Aug. 5 primary.
The legislation – approved 100-10 in the House and 24-12 by the Senate – includes nearly $37.5 billion for all general funding not including an overall 4 percent increase for K-12 schools, universities and community colleges that was approved late Wednesday.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr were the headliners of a public forum in New York City Monday, speaking on the topic of Detroit’s financial future.