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...

May 22, 2019

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is lobbing veto threats early and often as she seeks leverage in negotiations with the Republican-led Legislature, breaking with recent predecessors who rarely telegraphed their intentions in public. In her first five months in office, Whitmer has promised to reject anti-abortion legislation, budget bills she says lack a “real” plan to &...

May 20, 2019

Editors' Note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits four questions about no-fault auto insurance reform legislation, abortion laws and reelections.

May 6, 2019

Editors' Note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits six questions about no-fault auto insurance reform legislation.

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...

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