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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., Oct. 12, 2018

Schuette, Whitmer Take Off Gloves In Spirited First Debate

(GRAND RAPIDS) - Bill SCHUETTE and Gretchen WHITMER verbally battered each other in Friday's first general election gubernatorial debate, with familiar charges of the Democrat's alleged "extreme agenda" and the Republican's perceived tendency of only doing his job when the "cameras are rolling."
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Mitchell Poll Shows James Down 9; Stabenow Puts $3.2M On TV

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John JAMES has moved within nine points of U.S. Sen. Debbie STABENOW (D-Delta Twp.), according to Mitchell Research & Communications.
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SFA: Redistricting Commissioners Would Make Nearly $40K

Citizens appointed to the proposed independent redistricting commission could take home a $39,825 salary for their work to redraw legislative districts, and implementing the entire proposal would cost the state an extra $4.6 million, according to a Senate Fiscal Agency (SFA) report released Friday.
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Dem-Connected PAC Putting $1.4M Into MI-8, MI-11; Slotkin Releases New Ad

A political action committee (PAC) supportive of U.S. House Democratic candidates Tuesday announced a $1.4 million television advertising spend in the Detroit and Lansing media markets in support of Elissa SLOTKIN in the 8th congressional district and Haley STEVENS in the 11th.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Proposal 2, the constitutional amendment to create a 13-person redistricting commission, is debated in this week's edition. Katie Fahey, the head of Voters Not Politicians, and Tony Daunt of the Freedom Fund talk about the pluses and minuses of the proposal at MIRS World Headquarters.
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