Students Weigh in on Hot Topics Facing Michigan

Written by: Matt Grossmann

Primary Source : Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, April 5, 2016

MSU’s Michigan Government Semester Program students have been interning in Lansing and studying public policy issues this semester. Click below to read their papers on important issues facing the state, hosted by the Michigan Policy Network:

High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing: Impact and Regulation (link is external)

Marina Carabellese

Legislative Plans for Detroit Public Schools   (link is external)

Erica Chiodo

Straight Ticket Voting: Valuable or Detrimental to Democracy? (link is external)

Sydney Glanz

Multi-State Medical Licensure (link is external)

Adam Grodman

Medical Marijuana Movement in Michigan (link is external)

Kori Krc

Regulation of On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (link is external)

Matthew McLaughlin

Kids First, Teachers Last? (link is external)

Katherine Pino

Gun Regulation and Proper Storage and Maintenance of Firearms (link is external)

Leanne Pregizer

Recreational Passports in Michigan (link is external)

Molly Signs-Rehmann

Continued Tax Delinquency and Tax Recidivism in the City of Detroit (link is external)

Keisha Todd

A More Convenient Voting Experience for Michigan (link is external)

Courtney Tononi

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Matt Grossmann
Matt Grossmann serves as the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. His research spans national and state policymaking, election campaigns, interest groups, and political parties. His current work explores key differences between major political parties and economic inequality in policy influence. He is the author of Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change Since 1945, published by Oxford University Press in 2014 and The Not-So-Special Interests: Interest Groups, Public Representation, and American Governance, published by Stanford University Press in 2012. He is author of numerous journal articles on such topics as policy change, political party networks, the legislative process and public opinion. His research appears in the Journal of Politics, Policy Studies Journal, Perspectives on Politics, American Politics Research and other publications. He also writes for blogs and popular media. His roots are also deep in practical politics, especially in candidate training, policy and survey research. His experience includes work at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Center for Voting and Democracy and the Center for Democracy and Technology. A member of MSU’s faculty since 2007, he is founder and director of the Michigan Policy Network and served as liaison to MSU’s Washington Semester Program. He received his bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College, his master’s in political science in 2002 and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. He became IPPSR director in January 2016.