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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., June 16, 2017

Legislators Will Have To Produce Documents In Tesla Suit

(GRAND RAPIDS) -- Legislators will have to produce documents regarding their correspondence with third parties in discovery for litigation, according to a ruling from the bench Friday morning from federal magistrate Judge Ellen CARMODY.
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Full House Joins Senate In Passing MPSERS Reform

The House joined the Senate Thursday in passing changes to future Michigan public school employees' retirement options, giving them a choice between a more lucrative 401(k) or a less enticing pension system.
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Law Prof: 'Real Challenge' Proving Lyon Committed Homicide

A case could be made for the homicide charge filed against Nick LYON -- "relatively speaking . . . yes," one legal expert said Wednesday, when asked if this is a case that can be pursued for involuntary manslaughter. 
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Bureau Of Elections Now 'Satisfied' With Calley's PTL Petition Form

After some questions about the language, the state's Bureau of Elections is now "satisfied" that Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY's part-time legislature petition meets the "technical requirements" in state law.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

If you think the legislative redo of the teachers' retirement system was rammed through the Legislature too quickly, Rep. Tom Albert argues you haven't been paying attention to what he and other lawmakers have been working on for months. The House's floor leader on the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) talks to MIRS about his interest in the subject and answers several questions.
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