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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., September 15, 2017

MPSC Won't Impose Local Energy Requirement On Providers . . . Yet

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) said Friday it has the legal authority to require electric providers -- including alternative electricity (AE) suppliers -- to obtain a certain amount of power from within the state.
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Senate Passes SuperPAC Regulations In Face Of Possible Fines

SuperPACs -- independent committees able to raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions and other entities -- would be allowed to exist under state law under legislation that passed the Senate on a mostly party-line vote Thursday.
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Coalition Of House Lawmakers Unveil Auto Insurance Reform

Fifteen House members Thursday unveiled their auto insurance reform plan, a package called the “Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform Package" that they claim will reduce auto insurance rates 20 to 30 percent without reducing benefits.
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Edwards Says Flint Water Lead Levels 'Back To Normal'

An expert who once warned about dangerous lead levels in Flint's drinking water said Friday that lead levels are "back to normal levels for (a) city with old lead pipes."
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MIRS Monday Podcast

U.S. Senate candidate Bob Young talks about the origins of his new "Bow Tie. Bad Ass" slogan, how former Gov. John Engler helped convince him to run against U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, his views on immigration and more. 
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