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Week in Review: GOP candidates hold first debate, and study gives term limits a "thumbs down"

The four Republican governor candidates on the stage together for the debate
Screenshot from WOOD-TV's stream of the debate
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The four Republicans running for governor held their first debate this week. It was the first time Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Sen. Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines have appeared together on one stage.

There were arguments over the handling of the Flint water crisis and who's the biggest Trump supporter. One thing they all agreed on is that Michigan should not legalize recreational marijuana, but they said they'd respect the wishes of the voters. This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about what else stood out in the debate.

They also discuss the state's rejection of challenges to Abdul El-Sayed's candidacy for governor, a study that says term limits aren't working out as planned, and a pair of bills that would require Michigan schools to teach financial literacy.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of Weekend Edition at Michigan Radio. She also co-hosts Michigan Radio’s weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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