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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., March 20, 2015

Khouri Returns To Treasury; Replaces Clinton As Treasurer

DTE Vice President Nick Khouri was introduced to the media Tuesday as the successor to state Treasurer Kevin Clinton, who is leaving state government April 17 to return to an unspecified position within the private sector.
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Bills Could Force Schools To Post Notices About 'Unreasonable' Budgets

Some schools would have to post notices on their websites if their budgets were determined to be based on "unreasonable" assumptions, under a new bill package being considered in the House.
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SBE Thinking Law Suit Over Reform Office EO

The State Board of Education (SBE) and the current state school superintendent are on different pages when it comes to Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to move the School Reform office from the Department of Education (MDE) to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB).
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New Energy Office Created By Governor

Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday created the Michigan Agency for Energy within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), an agency created to guide the Governor's office on energy policy as lawmakers look to brush up the state's 2008 energy reform law.
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