Gubernatorial Candidates Ready for Debate
It's been a long time in coming, but finally Sunday, voters still undecided on whom to vote for for governor in November will get to hear directly from the candidates on their plans for the future.
The debate is set for Sunday at 6 p.m. on the campus of Wayne State University. The location, time and date were negotiated with the help of those at the Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and Detroit Public Television.
It will be broadcast live on television and radio via satellite. 1240 WJIM-AM radio will carry the address live. Other stations are planning to play a tape-delayed version.
The face-off, the first of the candidates, will likely be lively at times. The issue of education funding--and cuts--has generated a lot of controversy. The claim that Governor Snyder cut a billion dollars in funding even prompted the incumbent Republican to ask stations to stop airing the ads. Schauer's camp, though, stands by the claims.
The senior pension tax, the tax cut for businesses, job creation, and women's issues are likely to come up as well.
A recent poll showed that while the governor had an edge in the race--if the election were held today--he is losing to Schauer among women voters.
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