Schuette visits U.P. on gubernatorial tour

MARQUETTE — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is visiting the Upper Peninsula on his gubernatorial tour. His day consisted of a logging industry luncheon in Escanaba, and later, a trip to Marquette County.

On Tuesday evening, his annual UP Barbeque took place at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Schuette is running against three other Republicans for the nomination, including Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, state Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Saginaw physician Jim Hines.

If elected, Schuette says there are many issues he’d like to tackle, including car insurance rates, elementary reading proficiency, and tax cuts.

“President Trump has endorsed me and my campaign for governor, because he knows I’m going to cut taxes in Michigan like he cut taxes in America,” said Michigan Attorney General, and candidate for Governor, Bill Schuette. “I want to roll back the [Jennifer] Granholm income tax increase – it has never been terminated, and I want to eliminate it.”

Schuette also announced that he is expanding his Criminal Division, which will create the Child, Elder and Family Financial Crimes Division.