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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the elimination of Michigan's "retirement tax" in a new TV ad airing in the governor's race.

The 30-second ad launched Wednesday is funded by a group affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association. In the ad, Whitmer criticizes her Republican opponent, Bill Schuette, for calling a 2011 overhaul that included a business tax cut and the taxation of retirement income "great news for Michigan taxpayers."

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Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette has selected former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate.

Lyons joined the current state attorney general Wednesday morning at a campaign event in Grand Rapids. That's near her home in the Kent County community of Alto and where she works as county clerk.

She served in the state Legislature from 2011-16. She's the daughter of Dick Posthumus, Gov. Rick Snyder's chief of staff and lieutenant governor for former Gov. John Engler.

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Bill Schuette three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Brian Calley three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Patrick Colbeck three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “It’s broad-based economic development that lowers the total cost of business operations by lowering the cost of government, health care and energy.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

A: “Eliminate Common Core standards and get the parents, students and teachers back in charge of education.”

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The countdown to the August primary continues with WGVU’s Decision 2018 profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Dr. Jim Hines three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “First, we have to be sure that all of our graduates from high school can read, write and do simple math. We need to keep taxes and regulations and spending under control. We need to promote small government and I believe we need to avoid picking winners and losers and spreading the benefit out to everybody.”

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WGVU continues previewing the field of four Republicans running in Michigan’s 73rd House district.

“My name is Ken Fortier and I’m running for state representative in the 73rd district.”

Fortier is one of three Republicans running in the August primary.

"I’ve never done anything in politics before. I’ve been a small business owner for most of my life. My number one priority is helping kids in schools be able to read and connect with their communities. Please check out kenformichigan.com for more details. Thank you so much.”

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Michigan’s 73rd House district primary includes four Republicans running for a spot on the November ballot. Republican Robert Regan has experience as a small business owner, author and family man. His campaign theme is “Honest, Effective Government… for a Change.”

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Small business owner Tommy Brann is the Republican incumbent serving Michigan’s 77th House District. He’s on the House Appropriations Committee chairing the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Insurance and Financial Services subcommittee. He believes in lowering tax rates and increasing law enforcement funding keeping neighborhoods safe.

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Republican Steven Johnson is the incumbent House Representative in Michigan’s 72nd District. He chairs the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. He is also a member of the House Energy, Military and Veterans Affairs, Oversight and Tax Policy committees.

“I am the clear conservative choice in this race. I am the only candidate endorsed by Michigan Right to Life and have consistently stood for lower taxes and less regulations fighting for our conservative values. I have been a strong voice against the special interests in Lansing and standing up for lower insurance rates.”

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