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about Michigan
public policy,
advocacy and politics
turn to MIRS!

What is MIRS ?

Welcome to the online information service that Michigan public policy leaders have come to rely on every single day.

Whether you’re just looking for the best in written capitol news coverage, or you need powerful reporting, analysis and notification tools - MIRS (or our formal name: Michigan Information & Research Service) is the key for your organization to bring Michigan public policy into focus.

  • Daily news coverage created by a staff of professional journalists with over a century of combined experience covering the halls and committee rooms of Michigan’s Capitol
  • Need to follow an existing section of Michigan’s existing statute with great specificity? Know within moments when a bill impacting the code important to you is introduced or has a status change
  • Be notified when a press release is issued pertaining to your organization or public policy issue
  • Benefit from an in-depth report covering every new aspect of Michigan public policy sent to your email box each night (Monday through Friday)
  • Save valuable time with a morning email examining key articles of interest to the public affairs community from around the state — sent out 365 days a year.
  • Find out why nearly 7 out of 10 Michigan legislators, lobbyists and association professionals named the “best source of Capitol news coverage” in 2019 according to an independent survey

Who We Serve

MIRS is proud to count among our subscribers:

  • Corporate community leaders
  • Insurance industry
  • Associations
  • Law firms
  • Public relations firms
  • Labor unions
  • Multi-client lobbyists
  • Federal, state and local units of government
  • Michigan legislators
  • Congressional delegation members


Rely on the words of those who turn to MIRS every single day to give them the edge and advantage they need in Michigan’s halls of power.

In 2019, for the 14th consecutive year, MIRS was voted “Most Effective Capitol News Coverage” securing 66 percent of the votes in an independent survey conducted by EPIC/MRA of Lansing lawmakers, lobbyists and staff. In addition, MIRS is co-owned by Kyle Melinn who was voted “Most Effective Reporter in Covering the Capitol” in that same Insider’s Survey. MIRS is also home to the work of Tim Skubick, who was voted second “Most Effective Reporter Covering the Capitol.”

Find out for yourself the power of a MIRS subscription by requesting a demo.

What We Offer

In addition to our highly acclaimed daily Capitol Capsule report, MIRS offers the public affairs professional a series of powerful tools to instantly alert you to changes in Lansing that could impact the regulatory and legislative environment in which your organization must operate.

Features include:

  • Text message and/or email alerts when bills you are tracking have a status change, or if a section of law you need to follow has been proposed for amendment. That also includes when bills advance impacting the part of Michigan law most important to you.
  • Text message and/or email alerts when a press release is received by MIRS that hits upon a key word or key phrase you need to monitor. Key word alerts can also be set up for legislation, official bill analyses, articles MIRS writers publish and much more.
  • Side by side bill text comparison - so you can quickly see how a bill is changing through the legislative process.
  • Powerful recurring reports you can create and schedule to meet your needs.
  • Legislative report cards showing what percentage of the time lawmakers vote in agreement with your positions on legislation.
  • Detailed legislative biographical sketches with contact information.
  • Comprehensive committee reports, and much, much more.

Products include (besides our online service)

  • Detailed Election Guides and Almanacs profiling each primary candidate for all 148 state legislative seats, 14 congressional seats and major offices
  • The most detailed photo guide and directory available of Michigan’s legislature and elected leaders.


MIRS is happy to provide online or in-person demonstrations of along with a complimentary three-week trial subscription. Simply fill out the form below, and someone will call to schedule your demonstration and trial subscription.

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