April 22, 2019

Editors' Notes: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits four questions pertaining to "fixing the damn roads." 

Q. Should we expect Republican legislative leaders to put the Governor's 45-cent gas tax hike up for a vote in the House and Senate?

"It's definitely possible," said Vanguard Public Affairs President and Managing Partner T.J. BUCHOLZ. "Given the initial state...

April 19, 2019

Editors' Note: Partner Jen Eyer joins the Friday Morning Podcast to talk skilled labor, the role of Congress in the Mueller investigation and Gov. Whitmer's proposed gas tax. 

New poll shows unionized workers are highly valued, especially electricians. Another survey reveals MI voters don't like Gov. Whitmer's proposed 45-cents-per-gallon gas tax hike. They're also in a g...

April 17, 2019

“You can’t get something for nothing.” This is the core reality facing us here in Michigan in regard to our roads (and all public infrastructure and services, but that’s another blog…)

If we want to get around our cities and our state without feeling like we’re off-roading, we’re going to have to pony up. It’s not fun and it will even hurt many of us financially, but here...

March 12, 2019

Editors' Notes: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits a handful of questions. 

Gov. Gretchen WHITMER hasn't suggested it. Senate Majority Leader Mike SHIRKEY (R-Clarklake) told reporters he doesn't envision it. But currently the elephant in the room is the potential pairing of Michigan's two biggest issues, crumbling roads and skyrocketing auto insurance costs. To many,...

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