MIRS Weekly Report

MIRS News

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., October 13, 2017

Schuette Up 52%-13% On Calley In New Head-to-Head MIRS Poll

Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE is holding a nearly 40-point lead over possible gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY in a new survey of likely Republican primary voters commissioned by MIRS.
show more

Action Against Colbeck: 'Just A Caucus Matter'

As Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) walked briskly past the media desk Wednesday on the Senate floor, reporters attempted to ask him to comment on his decision to strip Sen. Patrick COLBECK (R-Livonia) of all the lawmakers' committee assignments.
show more
MIRS News

These news reports are brought to you by MIRS
Learn more at mirsnews.com

VerHeulen's Anti-Soda Tax Bill Draws Long Straw

With a 30-5 vote the Senate Thursday passed HB 4999, the House version of legislation aimed at preventing local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sweetened beverages or any food, and sent it to Gov. Rick SNYDER's desk.
show more

Wayne, Oakland Counties File Suit Against Drug Manufacturers, Distributors

Wayne and Oakland counties have filed a joint lawsuit against multiple drug manufacturers and distributors alleging deceptive marketing and sale of opioids, including OxyContin and Fentanyl.
show more

MIRS Monday Podcast: Rep. Dianda Talks Special in 109th

Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) talks about his feelings on auto insurance reform, how 109th District candidate Sara Cambensy will do next month in the special election in the Upper Peninsula and what the folks in the U.P. think about President Donald Trump.  To listen, click here.

show more