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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., August 11, 2017

Attorney Suing UIA Says Agency's Refunds Aren't Enough

A pair of attorneys who represented those who believe they were wrongly accused of fraud applauded Friday's announcement that the Talent Investment Agency (TIA) was refunding $20.8 million to various individuals.
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DEQ Missed 87% Asbestos Checks At Landfills, Audit Suggests Fees

A state agency doesn't charge people when they ask the state to come look for asbestos or for removing that asbestos.
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Every Public Safety Proposal OK'd By Locals, 86% Total Ballot Qs Win

Public safety proposals made up nearly a third of the local ballot measures across the state Tuesday night - and all of them passed.
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Will States Eventually Have To Apply Sales Taxes To Services?

(BOSTON) -- Back when state governments first started collecting sales taxes, purchases of goods made up two-thirds of the economy. 
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MIRS Monday Podcast

Listen to the Aug. 12 Democratic gubernatorial forum featuring frontrunner Gretchen Whitmer, former Detroit public health director Abdul El-Sayed, former Xerox executive Bill Cobbs and entrepreneur Shri Thaedar in its entirety. Also, prior to the audio replay of the two-hour event, MIRS reporter Simon Schuster breaks down the highlights from the event at the University of Michigan-Flint auditorium hosted by the Progressive Caucus of Mid-Michigan.
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