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    – Voted Best Capitol News Coverage By Insiders – 
    ​The Professional's Choice For Michigan Legislative Monitoring And News

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In-Depth Capitol News Coverage

Our current team of professional journalists have been recognized as among the best in the state.  Our alum journalists are spread throughout the news industry and continue to impact public policy in significant ways.   

Customizable, Targeted Legislative Monitoring

Using the latest in web technology, MIRS offers subscribers the tools they'll need to set up ongoing, gold-standard legislative monitoring and tracking reports.  Don't get caught flat-footed!

Breaking News

Throughout the work week, MIRS informs subscribers of breaking news through SMS Text alerts and email alerts (based on user preference).  Be sure you're in the know - with the news source insiders pick over all others.

What MIRS Does . . .

We do news to keep our customers on top of the legislative/political process . . .

Few things can impact a business as fast as adverse legislation.  If your business is subject to state level regulation, taxation or other policies - you need MIRS to keep you up to date on new and emerging legislation that could help or hurt your industry.

Currently MIRS informs over 18,000 Michigan businesses - read more about our journalism. 

We do alerts . . .

Picture this.  You're walking into a coalition meeting over an initiative that could dramatically alter the landscapefor your industry, union, association or corporation. 

A key news release is issued representing a political ground shift.  You know about it, because as you were walking into the meeting, a MIRS alert informed you of the release.  You're better prepared than your coalition partners. 

Read About MIRS' Monitoring Functions

We do reports . . .

We use every opportunity we can to make it easy for our customers to manage information, uncover information and stay on top. 

From recurring tracking reports you design, to morning executive emails summarizing all the news points and sources you need to know about.  

MIRS can work with you to make sure all your bases are covered, every day on every front.

Read About Our Report Set

Every candidate . . .
. . . Every race - published and online

148 state legislative seats - all primary candidates
13 congressional seats - all primary candidates

Meet the officeholders before they come to town

Our team begins 20 months before the next election, collecting profiles, building out our database of candidates

Demographic profiles

We give you the demographic data to truly understand where the lamwakers you are working with, come from

Getting the details right whether at the local or statewide level

We don't stop at the top of state government - we cover the public policy waterfront.

Millage elections proposal details and election night results

Financial proposal detail provided down to the city level - we cover them all, and tell you what types of proposals are passing and what kind of proposals are not.  Each election where there are local proposals on the ballot, we provide an exhaustive list of proposals and outcomes helping local units of government and K-12 leaders understand the lay of the land.

Election night coverage second to none . . .

It's election night - 2016.  One of the state's largest newspapers calls the race for president in Michigan for Hillary Clinton.  The call came just as MIRS was going over our own exit polling showing the race too close to call.  We let our subscribers know - hold on, it's not over.  That night Donald Trump edged out Clinton. 

MIRS also calls key legislative races as results come in. 

Meet MIRS' Journalists

With more than 150 years combined experience - no one knows Michigan's Capitol better

Our team of journalists cover Michigan's politics, courts, legislature, agencies and congressional delegation like no one else.

MIRS also proudly brings in professionals from diverse backgrounds to serve as our kitchen cabinet advisors - giving our team a unique edge. 

Read about how MIRS' coverage ranks against other outlets based on the votes of Capitol insiders. 

John Reurink



Kyle Melinn



Lisa Roose-Church

Judiciary Correspondent

Jack Spencer


Andrew Minegar

Administration Correspondent

Samantha Shriber

Senate Correspondent

Danielle James

House Correspondent

Mitch Bean

Economic Correspondent

Want to learn more? Reach out, we're here.

Learn more about how MIRS can help your team navigate the halls of Michigan's capitol . . . click the button on the right to schedule an online walk-through of our services and a three-week trial account.