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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., Jan. 20, 2017

Economic Diversity, Pension Liability Keeps MI From Higher Bond Rating

(ANN ARBOR) -- Michigan's bond rating remains a notch below the highest rating a state can earn, and that isn't likely to change soon, according to Dan SEYMOUR of Moody's.
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Snyder's Rosy Picture Brushes Over Troubled Landscape

No calls to action. No major new proposals. Little to no mention of the state-related issues grabbing the headlines these days. Gov. Rick SNYDER coasted through this second-to-last State of the State message with numerous "shout outs" and glowing statistics on Michigan economy. Talk of using "relentless positive action" to push through reform in "dog years" gave way to stories of young adults choosing Michigan over Chicago to live.
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Snyder Selling Trump On Healthy Michigan; Shirkey Sees New Opportunity

Healthy Michigan -- the Obamacare-inspired program that expanded the Medicaid population to 640,000 Michigan residents who make up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line -- can be used as a "model" for the rest of the country, Gov. Rick SNYDER said during his State of the State address Tuesday.
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McDaniel Made Official As Next RNC Chair

Michigan Republican Party (MRP) Chair Ronna Romney McDANIEL was elected Thursday to chair the Republican National Committee (RNC) for the coming 2018 election cycle, making her the third Michigander to serve in this position.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Both sides of the political spectrum gathered this weekend as the fallout to the President Donald Trump inauguration continues to chug well past Election Day. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the Woman's March in Lansing while Sen. Patrick Colbeck talked to conservative activists at the Battle Cry event in Mt. Pleasant.
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