Senate and House Republican leaders want to close off the state's teacher retirement system as a way to save the state money in the future, but Gov. Rick Snyder is not interested in going down that road. Could a proposal by Rep. Scott Van Singel be the compromise that breaks up a legislative log jam while addressing Michigan's soaring unfunded liability costs involving pensions? The Grant Republican talks to MIRS Monday about his idea.
Also, the MIRS team handicaps Lena Epstein's candidacy for the U.S. Senate. The Mark Bernstein for Governor talk is growing louder. And reporter Jack Spencer has a story about Mackinac Island in advance of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce conference that may have you crying "horse pucky."