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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., June 15, 2018

FY '19 Budget Heads To Governor

Michigan government's $56.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 rumbled through the House and Senate Tuesday with record levels of education and transportation money, but with pointed concerns from Democrats about "raiding" $900 million in K-12 money to bail out the stagnant General Fund.
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Consumers Puts Coal-Free, 43% Renewable Energy Plans To Paper

Consumers Energy officially has its renewable energy goals on paper, announcing today it would file its plan with the state about how the utility will go coal-free and 43 percent renewable energy-fueled by 2040.
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Ballast Water Reforms Bob Through Senate, House

They may have the Governor's support or they may not, but the House and Senate quickly passed legislation Tuesday evening that softens Michigan's strict ballast water regulations to comply with federal regulations while requiring that any discharges only come from ships with water treatment systems on board.
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Where Did $100M For Gov's Marshall Plan Come From?

When Gov. Rick SNYDER rolled out his Marshall Plan with its $100 million price tag earlier this year, it wasn't made clear where the money would come from.

But Snyder found a piggybank to pay for his jobs plan in what's known as the "Student Loan Operating Fund," and now $100 million from that fund is heading into the Marshall Plan next fiscal year.

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MIRS Monday Podcast

Which state House incumbent is in the biggest trouble heading into the August primary? Where are Michigan's most interesting primary races? What factor will Donald Trump play in these races? What about the "Blue Wave"? The MIRS team explores legislative races within the city of Detroit, metro Detroit, rural Michigan, mid-Michigan and elsewhere with Adrian Hemond and Brian Began from Grassroots Midwest. 
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