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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 MIRS.news 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
Public relations firms
Federal, state and local units of government
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.”
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"Always timely and accurate. MIRS is simply the best source of information about Michigan business, government and politics. Whether I’m in the office or traveling on business, MIRS is always part of my daily routine."
Rich Studley , President & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce
"Comprehensive and indispensable."
Brian Dickerson , editorial page editor, The Detroit Free Press
". . . the much watched Michigan Information & Research Service."
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"If I only have time to read one publication in a day, it’s MIRS."
Rob Campau , president of the Michigan REALTORS
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.
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.
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