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MIRS provides comprehensive news and analysis of state government delivered in written reports detailing the activities of the House, Senate, Judicial and Executive branches of Michigan state government.

Michigan News And Capitol Report, Week Ending Fri., August 19, 2016

July Jobless Rate Lowest Since Jan. 2001

Michigan's unemployment rate fell in July to 4.5 percent, the lowest rate in Michigan since January 2001.
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Which House Districts Are Getting More Red, Blue?

Suburban Flint and Lansing are becoming more Democratic while a significant Upper Peninsula House district is becoming more Republican, according to an analysis for the House base numbers supplied by Target Insyght.
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Viviano, Larsen Sitting On Combined $696K Heading To Convention

Besides carrying the weight of incumbency, likely Republican nominees for Supreme Court Justice David VIVIANO and Joan LARSEN will also carry massive war chests of campaign cash into the general election slog this fall.
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Senate Panel To Hold Grether Advice & Consent Hearing Sept. 7

The Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold its advice and consent hearing on new Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Heidi GRETHER on Sept. 7, the Wednesday of the first full week the Senate is back in session.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Does Mark Schauer wake up every morning feeling relieved he didn't win the 2014 gubernatorial race so he wouldn't have the Flint water crisis to worry about? What does he feel about Donald Trump? Will there be a ballot proposal in 2018 or 2020 to change the state's redistricting law? The former Democratic nominee answers these questions and more.
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