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Location: * Midwest, Michigan
Beat: Michigan legislature, with special focus on infrastructure; also U.S. House races
Position: Michigan roads and bridges are considered some of the worst in the U.S., and lawmakers can't figure out how to pay for it. This reporter produces enterprise and accountability reporting that puts Michigan in a U.S. context. Also, the reporter covers several high-profile races that could help determine the balance of power in the U.S. House while producing enterprise articles that capture the issues on voters’ minds in pivotal districts.
Reporter: Anna Nichols