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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 24, 2015

Labor Unions Push Ballot Proposal To Hike Corporate Income Tax

A new ballot committee called Citizens for Fair Taxes is leading the charge to nearly double the corporate income tax (CIT) from 6 percent to 11 percent.
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Third-Term House Member Floats `Simple' Compromise On Roads

Rep. Rick OUTMAN (R-Six Lakes) says he's frustrated by the way road-funding talks are going at the Capitol. And in that frustration, he's proposing what he describes as a "simple compromise" aimed at finally solving the state's infrastructure problems.
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State Issues Request For Proposals For Education Cost Study

The state has begun the process of seeking a contractor to perform an official study of the adequacy of education funding in Michigan.
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MPSC Study Says State's Electric Demand Will Be Met In 2016

A state investigation into electric providers' capabilities to meet customer demand has concluded and found the state should be fine through 2016, but that uncertainty over capacity exists beyond next year.
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