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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., March 15, 2019

New Data Breach Bill Moves Amid Latest Ransomware Attack

Consumers would have to be notified within 45 days if their "sensitive personally identifying information" was stolen in a data breach, under two bills that moved out of the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning.
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Judge Upholds Line 5 Authority But Strikes Down Board's Term

A Court of Claims judge upheld a recent state law creating the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority Board (MSCAB) to oversee construction of a tunnel that is supposed to house Enbridge's controversial Line 5 oil and gas pipeline.
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Shirkey Prioritizing Auto Insurance Over Budget

It's March in the state capital, which means it's typically "all things budget" from here until it's finished.
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Local Road Agencies Owe MDOT $30M In Mistakenly Overpaid Road Funds

The state has informed local road agencies they must pay back $30 million in road dollars that were mistakenly overpaid to them.
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