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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., February 16, 2018

Speaker Leonard Will Now Turn His Attention To Speedier Road Funding

Now that he can check driver responsibility fees off his to-do list, House Speaker Tom LEONARD (R-DeWitt) says his next priority will be to speed up using $175 million in lapsed funds on road and bridge projects.
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Unions Say Prevailing Wage Repeal Still Falls Short Of Approval

A union-backed group has again challenged the signatures for the prevailing wage repeal initiative petition, this time saying the campaign is short the signatures it needs to be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
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State Money Going For Chess, Equestrian, D.C. 'Family Adventure' Classes

One Michigan school district is offering to non-full-time students a Washington D.C. family adventure class. Another an equestrian class. Another a chess class. Yet another piano lessons.
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'State Of Manufacturing' Tour Highlights Growth Of Jobs, Skills Needed

When Jay TIMMONS took over as president and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) in 2011, many said manufacturing in the United States was dead, that factories and jobs were moving overseas and this country would have to shift to a service economy. 
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele talks about our President on this President's Day. What is Steele's opinion on Donald Trump's attitude toward minorities and other races? Does Steele believe the President will face a Republican primary in 2020? Does he believe there will be a "blue wave" this year? The former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and the first statewide elected African American in that state's history answers all of these questions and more.
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