April 4, 2019

The governor campaigned on a pledge to "fix the damn roads" and is wise to "lay down the gauntlet on this issue," said Jen Eyer, a Democratic strategist and vice president at Vanguard Public Affairs in Lansing. 

The gas tax proposal is "not a popular thing, but it actually raises the amount of revenue to fix the problem, and I think she's really boxed (lawmakers) into a c...

March 4, 2019

How about arming teachers with pepper spray and stun guns? That's the newest bill proposal from Rep. Beau LaFave, but is he willing to get tasered in a House committee in exchange for it moving through the process? Hear what the second-term House member and chair of the House Military, Veterans & Homeland Security Committee has to say about that.

Also, T.J. Bucholz from V...

February 5, 2019

Politicos can talk all they want about the 2018 elections with references to pink or blue waves, but in Michigan's two big Congressional district "turnover" races -- the 8th and 11th - the winning Democrats, new U.S. Rep. Elissa SLOTIN (D-Holly), and new U.S. Rep. Haley STEVENS (D-Birmingham), appear to have won the old-fashioned way -- with lots and lots of money....

January 7, 2019

Editor's note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits to give their views on the Line 5 deal and Flint water crisis criminal cases, along with a couple of others that political observers might mentally categorize as things that appear to be "inevitable."

Q. Is it inevitable that the Whitmer administration and, more specifically Attorney General Dana Nessel, will see to i...

December 17, 2018

 Editor's note: Vanguard President and Managing Partner TJ Bucholz comments on the Michigan Legislature's Lame Duck session.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is on an appointment spree as he prepares to leave office, filling vacant posts ranging from high-profile university boards to obscure commissions that promote carrot consumption and regulate elevator inspections.

The Ann Ar...

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