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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., July 22, 2016

R's, D's, Post Competitive Fundraising Numbers By

By and large, Republican and Democratic candidates in politically competitive districts posted comparable fund-raising numbers in the various House races being watched by MIRS.
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Straight-Ticket Voting Ban Halted By Judge

A federal judge Thursday brought back the straight-ticket voting bubble for Michigan voters this November after ruling that the new law eliminating the option disproportionally harms African-American voters.
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Data Show MI Ranks Last Nationwide In Gov't Employees Per Capita

Michigan has the fewest number of government workers per capita than any other state in the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau data compiled by Governing.
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Unemployment Drops To 4.6%, Lowest In 15 Years

Michigan's unemployment rate in June inched down to 4.6 percent, it's smallest number since February 2001, announced the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives (BLMISI).
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MIRS Monday Podcast

This week the MIRS team dissects the highs and lows of campaign finance filings by Michigan House candidates. Also, MIRS Publisher John Reurink sits down with Steve Mitchell, the President & CEO of Mitchell Research & Communications, to talk about his latest Michigan presidential polling results and last week's GOP convention.
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