Did Whitmer 'cave'?

The first-term Democrat unveiled a budget in March that proposed to fix roads by raising fuel taxes from 26.3-cents to 71.3-cents per gallon in three phases and would have generated $2.5 billion a year once fully implemented in 2021. 

The Republican-led Legislature balked at the fuel tax plan. GOP leaders have not publicly proposed any long-term road fu...

August 21, 2019

After months of debate in Lansing, Michigan could finally see an agreement on how to fix the state’s roads. According to State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, the Michigan Legislature is making progress in talks with Governor Whitmer about road funding.

August 6, 2019

Editor's Note: Nobody wants to face a government shutdown scenario – not Gov. Gretchen WHITMER, not the GOP legislative leaders. The Governor wants the legislature to tackle both the state budget and road funding ASAP. The legislature wants to focus on getting the budget finished by Oct. 1 and work out the road funding dilemma afterwards. That means there’s the poten...

July 9, 2019

Believe it or not, more than half of 2019 is already in the history books. What’s more, the past six months have been anything but ho-hum. The agreement to revamp Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system was a major development that few would have bet on happening beforehand. So, crossing that off the list of entrants, what “other” unexpected occurrence stands out as th...

June 3, 2019

Editors' Note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits four questions about the no-fault auto insurance reform bill,  John James, Attorney General Dana Nessel's stance on Line 5 and repealing "Pension Tax".

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