MIRS Weekly Report


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., August 7, 2020

Voters Say Yes To 95% Of Local Proposals; School Props Rejected Most Often

Voters said yes to 95% of the 800+ local tax proposals on ballots across Michigan Tuesday evening, agreeing to $1.4 billion collectively in revenues.

A MIRS analysis found 827 total proposals passed and 35 failed.

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Tuesday Election Breaks Records For August Turnout, Absentees Cast

The Tuesday election saw records set for voter turnout at an August primary as well as the number of absentee ballots ever cast in an election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Benson said Thursday.

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58% Of Districts Considering In-Person Learning; Schools Feeling Financially Unprepared

At least 58% of school districts were looking at doing in-person learning this fall according to a July 15-23 Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) survey.

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Daily COVID Numbers Yo-Yoing Up & Down As Gov Extends Emergency To Sept. 4

When it comes to COVID-19 cases in Michigan, the statewide daily numbers haven't been spiking upwards as of late. But they aren't consistently moving down, either.

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