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Executive Budget Presentation Live

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Watch the Executive Budget Presentation live on the web at this link

Gov. Snyder’s State of the State Address live stream

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Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00p.m. ET will be live video streamed at this link  The Joint House of Representatives and Senate Session will begin at 6:00p.m. ET.

New Web Portal for MGTV video streaming

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This is the link for MGTV’s video streaming portal-tied to State of Michigan’s website


DTMB, MGTV Enhance Transparency

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State of Michigan, Department of Technology, Management and Budget



Date: December 14, 2012

Contact: Kurt Weiss, 517-335-0050


DTMB, MGTV enhance transparency and access to Michigan state government

MiTV web portal will provide state government programming


Lansing – The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and Michigan Government Television today announced the launch of an enhanced online portal that will increase transparency of, and access to, state government.  MGTV has served as the part-time, non-commercial cable channel providing programming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.  Beginning in January, MGTV will transition from a cable channel to become the new MiTV web portal.  Whether at home or traveling, MiTV will give Michigan citizens access to expanded and readily available programming options 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going online to

“The launch of MiTV will improve transparency and access to Michigan government by providing Michigan citizens with around-the-clock access to their state government,” said Kurt Weiss, spokesperson for DTMB.  “The online portal modernizes the delivery of government proceedings and expands programming options by allowing anyone to point and click to live and archived government programming.  Transforming MGTV into a web portal is a logical step at this point in time.”

Moving this programming to the Internet will expand potential viewership within Michigan and worldwide, since MGTV is currently carried by a limited number of cable operators throughout the state.

A newly appointed MiTV board will replace the MGTV board to act as an oversight body, with members from the House, Senate, Judiciary, and Executive branch.  MiTV will:


  • Modernize the delivery of government proceedings by relying on a 24/7 online portal.
  • Increase transparency of and improve access to all three branches of Michigan state government.
  • Develop online access to thousands of hours of copyrighted, archived government programming.
  • Provide timely access to state legislative, judicial and executive branch activities.
  • Expand programming options by transitioning from one channel to many different links on a web portal,  which will enable the user to point and click to live and archived programming of all branches of government.
  • Expand the audience of those interested in Michigan government by providing programming — anytime and anywhere — to anyone in the world who has a device with an Internet connection and the ability to stream video.


“The cable industry was instrumental in creating MGTV as a cable programmer in 1996, and the cable industry’s commitment to innovation and access is driving this transformation of MGTV from a part-time channel to a 24/7 online portal,” said MGTV Board of Directors President Lisa Birmingham.  “Cable is proud to support the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget in this exciting launch of an enhanced MGTV web portal.”

This transition will begin January 1, 2013, when the new web portal launches. The cable channel will no longer be available beginning in mid-January 2013.



Also link to DTMB


Senate & House Sessions Dec. 11 replays next week

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Watch a replay of the Dec. 11 House and Senate Sessions taking up ‘Right to Work’ legislation on MGTV. See schedule for next week.

House Session Dec. 6 Right to Work Legislation

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Watch a replay of the Dec. 6 House of Representatives Session with debate on ‘Right To Work’ legislation on Friday, Dec. 14 (part 1 of 2). Conclusion will be Monday, Dec. 17th. On cable only.

MGTV extended programming hours Tuesday

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MGTV will extend programming hours past 2:00pm ET today (Tuesday)for continued coverage of the House of Representatives if necessary.

Cable Coverage-‘Right to Work’

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Watch MGTV on cable for live coverage today of House and Senate Session as they debate ‘Right To Work’ legislation.

Senate Session-‘Right To Work’

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View the Senate Session live at this link

House Session-Right To Work

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View the House of Representatives live at this link

House Right To Work debate

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Watch the House of Representatives debate on ‘Right to Work’ legislation online live here

Governor Press Conference streamed now

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There is live streaming of a press conference with Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger

on at 11am ET

House Insurance Cmte on Dec. 7th

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House of Representatives Insurance Committee Meeting from Nov. 13th. The committee will begin at 10:08am on Dec. 7th.
Topic – Blue Cross/Blue Shield legislation

House Energy and Tech Cmte Meeting 12-5

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Watch the House of Representatives Energy and Technology
Committee Meeting from Nov. 27th on Dec. 5th at 12:00pm (after live senate session)
Topic – regulation of IP enabled security and control services providers


Live Senate Session 12-4

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Watch LIVE Senate Session December 4th beginning at 10:00am

No Programming for Thanksgiving

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There will be no programming on MGTV Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Legislative Sessions

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Watch live House of Representatives and Senate sessions next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (November 26, 27 and 28).  Senate will air live at 10:01 a.m. each morning.  The House sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday then at noon on Thursday.

Off the Record Election Wrap-Up

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Monday, November 26 at 10:01 a.m. watch the “Off The Record with Tim Skubick Election Wrap-Up 2012″ -East Lansing, MI (Election Recap, Messaging and The Pundits’ Perspectives) presented by the Michigan Political History Society and Michigan Political Leadership Program.

Michigan Adoption Day

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Tuesday, November 20 watch the Michigan Adoption Day 2012 where six families adoptions will be finalized at the Michigan Hall of Justice-Lansing, MI. The program will air live at 10 a.m.

State Bar of Michigan Legal Milestone

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Monday, November 19 at 10:01 a.m. watch the State Bar of Michigan 36th Michigan Legal Milestone “Milliken v Bradley-Desegregation, Busing and Boundaries” where the U.S. Supreme Court case addressing desegregation of schools and busing in Detroit and its suburbs was examined.