MIRS Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer talks to supporters and the media after turning in his signatures to qualify for the August primary. Is he concerned about polls that still show Gov. Rick Snyder still leading him? Also, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson takes a position on the part-time legislature question, talks about why she didn't run for Congress and addresses the new law on independent expenditure disclosure that runs contrary to her own position.

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MIRS Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Congressional hopeful Debbie Dingell talks about her philosophy in raising campaign money, among many other subjects in her first Lansing media availability as a candidate.

The MIRS team picks the most effective political TV ad to this point. Also, could Rep. Tom McMillin's candidacy in the 8th Congressional District put the district more in play for Democrats? And when will the Democrats turn the Affordable Care Act into a political positive?
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MIRS Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

Newly announced Lt. Gov. candidate and Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown checks in with MIRS on her role in the gubernatorial election and whether the Governor gets hit over the abortion insurance rider he didn't sign. And later, which Michigan road is in the worst condition? House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) weighs in on that while talking about the road funding plan announced last week. 

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MIRS Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

Join pundits Stephanie McLean of GMT Strategies, TJ Bucholz of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Stu Sandler of Decider Strategies and Jeff Timmer of the Sterling Corporation as they discuss a wide range of topics. How well did Gov. Rick Snyder deal with the same-sex marriage situation? What happens now that the 8th Congressional District is in play? Our pundits weigh in on these and other issues. 

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MIRS Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land holds her first media conference call this morning. The subject was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare." Listen to the conference in its entirety at the 19:20 mark. Also, Rep. Jeff Irwin extends an olive branch to House leadership after getting gavelled down during his arguments against the balanced budget resolution. What impact will the gay marriage ruling have on Attorney General Bill Schuette? This and more on this week's edition

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MIRS Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

Why is Curtis Hertel looking to give up a better-paying job as the Ingham County Register of Deeds to be a candidate in the state 23rd Senate District? Does he believe the Democrats can break 30 years of GOP majorities? Also, 98th District House candidate Gary Glenn is known in Lansing as an outspoken supporter for traditional marriage, but he's making it known he's not a one-issue candidate although he questions whether public sentiment is trending in favor of gay marriage.

MIRS debates the value of the recent gubernatorial polls and listens to a special St. Patrick's Day greeting. Finally, find out what else is special about Mar. 17.
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MIRS Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby Schostak calls Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer a "loser." What term does he use for conservative activist Todd Courser? The Chairman goes into the party's new technology and other subjects. Also, can the Democrats use roads as a political tool against Gov. Rick Snyder? Why did Sen. Rebecca Warren take a pass on Congress and the 13th state Senate district is put under the microscope.

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MIRS Monday, March 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

Why was Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and the Snyder administration willing to take another look at the Personal Property Tax phase-out? Calley addresses this and other issues. Josh Pugh, spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, talks about the MDP's state central committee's decision to back a minimum wage increase and the MIRS team discusses the budding 12th Congressional race and says goodbye to one of their own.

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MIRS Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Outgoing Budget Director John Nixon takes a stand on a federal balanced budget amendment in this week's edition. What does he think about Gov. Rick Snyder for president?

Also, Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Totten says he would not argue in favor of the state's constitutional ban against same-sex couples in the federal court case starting Tuesday if he were the AG. How would the state's position be argued in such a case? Listen to his answer.

Finally, the MIRS team talks about U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn) hanging it up after this term.
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MIRS Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

Ronna Romney McDaniel was selected as the Michigan Republican Party's new national committeewoman this weekend. Listen to her, runner-up Mary Sears and Todd Courser talk about party unity shortly after the State Committee's selection. Also, Rep. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) talks about his run for the 5th state Senate District. Finally, the MIRS team tries to figure out which president was a renown golfer prior to his ascension to the presidency.

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