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"Fake News" and Healthcare with Carol Cain

Michigan Business Beat
April 4, 2017 12:00 PM

Chris Holman and Carol Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer & Detroit Free Press Columnist and Host of Michigan Matters, Detroit address our Nations currant state of immigration and healthcare coverage. The idea that the media is providing fake news and alternate facts is increasingly making a journalists job tougher. Carol explains her point of view with Chris on this segment of the Michigan Business Beat.

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MIRS reviews American Health Care Act

Michigan Business Beat
March 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The Michigan House Democratic caucus unveiled yet again a proposal for mandating paid sick leave for certain small employers.  MIRS' Publisher John Reurink and Editor Kyle Melinn discuss the prospects of the proposal and look at the newly proposed American Health Care Act - the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act announced in Washington D.C.

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MIRS Political Update!

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2017 2:00 PM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and Editor Kyle Melinn discuss last week's failed vote on an income tax cut and what it means the speakership of new House Speaker Tom Leonard.

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Putin Led Cyber Effort to Elect Trump

Bottom Line IT
February 6, 2017 1:00 PM

BLIT goes political with a definitive statement on the Russian involvement in the election.  Not to worry, the show is not changing to “Bottom Line Politics”.  Parallels between the cyberattacks and web propaganda used in the 2016 Presidential election and those used against business are highlighted. Full article HERE

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Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Consensus on Revenue Estimates

Michigan Business Network
January 16, 2017 3:00 PM

Michigan Economy Continues to Improve, Revenues Expected to Grow

LANSING, MI —State Treasurer Nick Khouri, incoming State Budget Director Al Pscholka, Senate Fiscal Agency Director Ellen Jeffries and House Fiscal Agency Director Mary Ann Cleary today reached consensus on economic and revenue figures for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and for the upcoming 2018 and 2019 Fiscal Years.

 

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs landmark legislation reforming statewide energy policy

Michigan Business Network
December 27, 2016 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Historic energy policy reforms will help Michigan residents save on their electric bills, ensure reliability, and advance clean energy under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

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MIRS Session Wrap Up

Michigan Business Beat
December 27, 2016 11:00 AM

MIRS Publisher John Reurink and Editor Kyle Melinn go over the major accomplishment of this year's legislative lame duck session and touch on some things that didn't pass.  

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Gov. Rick Snyder statement on final passage of landmark energy legislation

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2016 4:00 PM

"We now have a statewide energy policy that will save Michigan residents millions of dollars on their electric bills, alleviate concerns about having enough capacity to power the daily activities of 10 million people and find new ways to use our existing energy grid more efficiently. This policy also allows for more consumer choice in our growing market.

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What do the election results mean to MI’s small business community?

Business Next
November 17, 2016 2:00 PM


Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Tony Stamas, former state legislator and vice president government relations for the Small Business Association of Michigan, to get analysis of the national and state election results and the implications for issues important to the small business community.

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MIRS Weekly Report

Michigan Business Beat
October 5, 2016 12:30 PM

Is Hillary Clinton still defeating Donald Trump in the presidential race (in Michigan)? Is Gov. Rick Snyder's job approval rating still under 40 percent? MIRS Editor Kyle Melinn breaks down the numbers in today's edition of the MIRS Weekly Report. The 600-voter survey was conducted by Target Insyght for MIRS and the multi-client lobbying firm GCSI.

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