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Gubernatorial Debate: Detroit Regional Chamber 2018 PAC Reception | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

Democratic Candidates:
Abdul El-Sayed, Former Executive Director, Health Department, City of Detroit
Shri Thanedar, Author and Entrepreneur
Gretchen Whitmer, Former Senator, State of Michigan

Republican Candidates:
Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Patrick Colbeck, Senator, State of Michigan
Bill Schuette, Attorney General, State of Michigan

Moderated by “MiWeek” Hosts:
Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
Stephen Henderson, Host, Detroit Public Television and WDET 101.9 FM
Christy McDonald, Anchor, Detroit Public Television

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Making the Suburban Case for Regional Transit | 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

For decades, conversations surrounding the development of a transit system in Southeast Michigan have been heavily characterized as Detroit-centric. The lack of a robust transit system is a regional issue. In Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, employers struggle to attract and retain workers who rely on public transportation. As the results of the Amazon HQ2 bid confirmed, nationally competitive development opportunities will continue to pass by the region if this longstanding issue is not solved.

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