Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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FOR

Transportation

Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

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AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

FOR Democrats

Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


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Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

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FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Trade

Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


FOR

Online Privacy

As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

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FOR Republicans

Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


FOR

Transportation

Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

FOR Democrats

Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source


FOR

Health Care

$
There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Trade

Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source


FOR

Online Privacy

As technology advances, there is a rise in concern over how much private information should be given to organizations without the person’s consent.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republican cite the fourth amendment in keeping people’s private online information out of the hands of government and businesses. They call for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Foreign Bank and Asset Reporting Requirements as warrantless search and seizure and contributing to overseas Americans having difficulty leading normal lives. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats seek to find ways to work with law enforcement while also protecting the privacy of innocent people against surveillance. They also seek to strengthen reforms with government data collection. source


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Thompson Advisory Group
    • $2.5k
    • Association for Community Affiliated Plans
    • $500
    • PODESTA GROUP, INC.
    • $300
Based on the January 2020 report , next report due July 2020