Press Releases Received By MIRS
Michigan State Capitol Commission appoints Dan Brocklehurst Director of Capitol Facilities »
"LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Capitol Commission has approved Dan Brocklehurst, former Michigan Senate physical properties manager, as the director of capitol facilities. "
New Report Slams Detroit Free Press on Charters »
"Lansing, MI – According to a special report released today by The Media Bullpen©, an independent editorial project of the Center for Education Reform, the June “investigative” report by the Detroit Free Press on Michigan’s charter schools left much to be desired in terms of accuracy and journalistic independence."
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Review of BCBSM Case »
"Washington, DC October 20, 2014 – The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not review a $6 million judgment against Michigan's largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, in the case of Hi-Lex Controls, Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The decision concludes three years of litigation over the legality of Blue Cross's hidden fees. The Hi-Lex matter is the first of nearly fifty cases filed by Varnum over the fraudulent fees. With the nation's highest court refusing to review the case, all appeals are exhausted and the way is now clear for the remaining cases to move forward."
CPAN Slams Insurance Industry Backed Petition Drive »
"Lansing – Today the Michigan Board of Canvassers approved petition language for a ballot drive from the insurance industry-backed group "Stop Overcharging." In response to this petition drive, Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) spokesperson John Truscott issued the following statement:"
Michigan Animal Welfare Fund Calls for Grant Proposals »
"LANSING, MI – Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) today announced the 2015 call for proposals through the Animal Welfare Grant. MDARD’s Animal Industry Division (AID) has $175,000 available for grants of $10,000 or less through Public Act 132 of 2007, the Animal Welfare Fund Act. Applications must be postmarked or received by email before 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on November 10, 2014."