Subscribers
MIRS - Michigan's Independent Source of News & Information
Check out our free weekly podcasts - Listen now
Bill Hound: Your bill tracking tool. Call 517-482-2125.
Voted most effective news organization in covering the Capitol.
Breaking alerts text messaged to your phone.
MIRS Legislative Guide App Now Available for iPhone and Android
Get your 2015-2016 MIRS Legislative Directory
Get your 2014 MI Election Guide and Almanac

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I had to speak up a little bit louder."

- Gov. Rick SNYDER telling reporters how he handled protestors chanting for a solid hour outside the room in which he was giving his budget presentation to lawmakers.

Login or Subscribe for full article access
Two Crises Make Snyder's FY '17 Budget An Easier Sell
"You wouldn't know it by the protestors chanting outside the House Appropriations Committee room, but the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget Gov. Rick SNYDER presented this morning to lawmakers inside the room may be his easiest sell, yet."
Read More
House Puts PA 269 Fix-It Bill Into The Freezer For Now
"Five days after a federal judge pushed pause on a new state law banning schools and local governments from using mailers, media ads or robo-calls to educate voters 60 days before an election, House Republicans failed to muster the votes for a replacement bill."
Read More
Snyder Asks For $195M In Flint Funding As Protesters Criticize Him
"Gov. Rick SNYDER today outlined the specifics of a budget plan that would raise the state's total commitment to the city of Flint to $232 million over the next two fiscal years."
Read More
Budget, Policy Linked With DPS Reforms
"Standing off to the side when Gov. Rick SNYDER gave his Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget presentation was Senate Education Committee Chair Phil PAVLOV (R-St. Clair)."
Read More
Improved Economy = More K-12, Higher Ed, Community College Funding
"K-12 schools will see $150 million more in their foundation allowance and public universities will once again receive from the state what it received in 2011 before a 15 percent cut, under Gov. Rick SNYDER's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 proposals for funding education."
Read More

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I had to speak up a little bit louder."

- Gov. Rick SNYDER telling reporters how he handled protestors chanting for a solid hour outside the room in which he was giving his budget presentation to lawmakers.