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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., January 23, 2015

Lawmakers, Industry Leaders Await Snyder's Energy Vision

Michigan needs to set its own energy policy or risking having one created for it from Washington D.C., Gov. Rick SNYDER said during his State of the State address Tuesday. It's a discussion that lawmakers and industry leaders are prepared to have.
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MEA Doesn't Have Money For Prop 1

The head of the state's largest teachers union said his group doesn't have the money to contribute to the campaign to raise the sales tax for roads, schools, local governments and needy families.
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Changing Prevailing Wage Law Could Be Alternative To Repeal

If Gov. Rick SNYDER stands by his opposition to a full repeal of the state's prevailing wage law, some in Lansing see "reforming" the 50-year-old law as a potential alternative.
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NFIB Opposing May Road Funding Ballot Proposal

The Michigan chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) made it official Thursday that it would not be supporting the road funding proposal voters will consider May 5 after 75 percent its members voiced opposition to the plan.
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