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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., January 29, 2016

Gov Finalizes $28M Supplemental For Flint

(GRAND RAPIDS) -- Gov. Rick SNYDER signed into law Friday the emergency spending bill for Flint he proposed during his State of the State, which sends $28 million more toward the city recovering from the lead-in-the-water crisis.
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LGBT Rights Constitutional Ballot Drive Suspended

Unable to tap into money from the business community because of "infighting" in the gay community, the head of gay rights petition drive Fair Michigan has pulled the plug.
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Congressional Panel Wants EPA Documents A con

A congressional panel asked the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all documents coming out of Region 5 Administrator Susan HEDMAN's office as it seeks to find out why the agency's top brass did nothing about Flint's water quality despite a staffer flagging potential problems nearly a year ago. 
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Michigan Union Membership Grows In 2015

The head of the state's AFL-CIO Thursday applauded newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that show 36,000 more Michigan workers are union workers than was the case in 2014.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

What does Gov. Rick Snyder need to do to get ahead of the Flint water story? Marketing Resource Group President Tom Shields gives his opinion on this and whether he agrees Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has a clear path to the nomination if he wins Iowa.
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