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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., Jan. 5, 2018

Khouri: Federal Tax Cut Will Block Michigan Taxpayers From Claiming Exemptions

Changes to the federal tax code in President Donald TRUMP's year-end tax cut package would indeed eliminate the ability of Michigan residents to claim personal exemptions on their state income tax returns, Treasurer Nick KHOURI stated in a letter Wednesday responding to an inquiry from Patrick ANDERSON.
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House, Senate Leaders Name Legislative Priorities For 2018

Getting rid of driver responsibility fees sooner and reforming mental health services in Michigan would count among House Speaker Tom LEONARD's (R-DeWitt) legislative priorities for 2018.
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Sessions Decision Could Open Door To Federal Pot Raids In MI

U.S. Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS' reversal of an Obama-era marijuana policy that kept federal officers away from states that legalized and regulated pot could open the door to federal raids on marijuana businesses deemed legal in Michigan, according to Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) spokesperson Morgan FOX.
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Insurers Take Issue With Democratic Mailer Explaining Vote On Auto No-Fault

A Legislative Spotlight mailer to constituents of Michigan House Democrats explaining why they voted no in November on no-fault auto insurance reform, HB 5013, is drawing criticism from the insurance industry.
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MIRS Monday Podcast

What big stories will come out of the state Capitol in 2018? The MIRS team gives its predictions. Guest Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) shares what is on his to-do list. What can Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar expect from his Super Bowl TV ad? Is opponent Abdul El-Sayed being more effective in rounding up progressive support by bringing in former Bernie Sanders staffers? And when will the leadership in organized labor embrace Gretchen Whitmer as their preferred Democratic party nominee?
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