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...

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...

December 17, 2018

 Editor's Note: What the GOP Legislature has been doing this lame duck session has been characterized nationally as a "power grab." However, is this alleged 'power grab' a broad-based reaction to the Democrats sweeping the top statewide political races in November, or is Nessel the primary catalyst and target? MIRS asked a panel of political pundits to tackle that questi...

December 3, 2018

Editor's note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits that question, as well as whether reminding voters of tough times under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm has any further political shelf-life and if Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer should be secretly cheering for Gov. Rick SNYDER to get his way regarding Line Five. 

Q. Would the GOP-controlled Legislature actua...

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