U.S. Rep. David Trott opts not to run for Congress in 2018. Why not? Who will Republicans see sign up to take his place? Does this give Democrats a better shot at taking the 11th? The MIRS team tackles this question as well as the prospects of the part-time legislature proposal, the gubernatorial candidacy of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Andy Levin and the veto override attempt on the sales tax on vehicle trade-in.
Also, the state's urban search and rescue team is on its way to Florida to assist in the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. What is this crew? What do they do? Lee Graham, executive director of the labor management side of Operating Engineers Local 324 answers the questions.