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., Nov. 8, 2019

 Deal Quashed, Senate Republicans Say: ‘No’

Speculation that a deal between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) could lead to passage of a roughly $1 billion supplemental budget were dashed at the 2-hour and 4-minute mark of Thursday’s Senate session when Senate Majority Floor Leader Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford) announced adjournment until Nov. 12.

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81% Of Local Money Asks Pass

A little more than four-fifths of proposals, including Ann Arbor schools' whopping $1 billion bond, were approved Tuesday as voters said yes to nearly $2.4 billion in local asks. Click here to see a spreadsheet of all the results.

In Ann Arbor, about 53 percent of the 24,000 voters approved the millage for capital improvements in the city's school district.

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AG Files Intent To Appeal Enbridge Ruling

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed notice Nov. 5 with the Court of Appeals that she is bringing her claim that the law allowing for an Enbridge Energy's Line 5 tunnel construction is unconstitutional.

Nessel has 56 days to file a brief outlining why the appeals court should consider her request to overturn Court of Claims Judge Michael J. Kelly's ruling that said 2018 Public Act 359 is constitutional.

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Settlement Calls For Dow Chemical Co. To Restore Natural Resources In 3 Counties

Under an agreement announced Friday with federal, state and tribal governments, the Dow Chemical Company will restore natural resources in three mid-Michigan counties.

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