Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says Michigan’s next governor will inherit one of the strongest economies in more than a generation – and a Detroit whose recovery is gaining traction. The reward for Gretchen Whitmer or Bill Schuette could be more of the same – unless the victor chooses ideology over the business-savvy pragmatism underpinning Michigan’s comeback.


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