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56 MI Candidates Using Trump's 'America First' Platform In Campaign

06/27/22 06:08 PM By John Reurink - Comment(s)
56 MI Candidates Using Trump's 'America First' Platform In Campaign
Larry Hull stood outside the boundary fence of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and saw what happened that afternoon this way: President Donald Trump supporters were urged into the Capitol by provocateurs and arrested by on-site undercover federal agents as a way to discredit the President.

Floor For Black Representation In House Is 11; Ceiling Is 19 or 20

06/14/22 08:25 PM By John Reurink - Comment(s)
Floor For Black Representation In House Is 11; Ceiling Is 19 or 20
Black representation in the state House may drop to as few as 11 members in the 2023-24 session, but could also hit an historic high of 19 or 20

Dems Walk Out Over 'Race, Gender Stereotyping' Lesson Ban Bill

06/08/22 09:18 AM By Emily Michienzi - Comment(s)
Dems Walk Out Over 'Race, Gender Stereotyping' Lesson Ban Bill
(Source: MIRS.news, Published 06/07/2022) Amid the "Critical Race Theory" debate nationally and in Michigan, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee moved legislation banning "race or gender stereotyping" from the classroom – but not before Democrats walked out.

Heads Are Going To Roll; Oversight Panel To Subpoena Ex UIA Director

04/14/22 08:02 AM By John Reurink - Comment(s)
Heads Are Going To Roll; Oversight Panel To Subpoena Ex UIA Director

(Source: MIRS.news, Published 04/13/2022 By MIRS Staff) Members of a joint House and Senate Oversight committee announced Wednesday they would be issuing subpoenas to have former Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Director Steve Gray appear to answer questions about a highly critical a...

First Female Chair Of Senate Finance Passes

04/01/22 07:09 PM By John Reurink - Comment(s)
First Female Chair Of Senate Finance Passes

Former Sen. Joanne Emmons, a Republican of Big Rapids, passed away Thursday at the age of 88.

 

Emmons was the first female chair of the Senate Finance Committee and served in the Michigan Legislature from 1987 through 2002.  The Big Rapids Republican served two terms in the Michigan House a...