Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, January 30, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research
- Michigan’s Stumbling Middle Class (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard, director of the State of the State Survey, discusses a stagnating economy and persistent income inequality in Michigan with Bridge Magazine.
- Teacher Applicants Not Meeting State Expectations (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow comments on the teacher shortage in Michigan.
- Michigan Ranked 33rd Most Romantic State In Study By MSU Professor (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate William Chopik ranks states by romantic relationships.
- Betsy Devos’s Michigan Legacy (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Joshua Cowen’s research on school choice policies is cited in recent article.
- 3 Writing Lessons From Infographics (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Karl Gude offers tips on creating graphic visualizations.
- Editorial: Prison A Poor Place For The Mentally Ill (link is external) MPLP Alumni and IPPSR Public Policy Forum panelist Tom Watkins Jr comments on mental illness in the criminal justice system.
- Lawmakers Look To Phase Out Michigan Income Tax (link is external) MPLP Alumni and House Democratic Leader Sam Singh is quoted on potential income tax cuts and infrastructure needs.
- State May Force Closure Of Two Schools In Pontiac (link is external) MPLP Alumni and Rep. Tim Greimel discusses potential school closures.
- Capitol Control Concentrated In Mid-Michigan (link is external) MPLP Alumni and Rep. Jeremy Moss chosen as House Minority Whip in new legislative session.
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Abbey entered the Masters in Public Policy program in the fall of 2016 and she currently works as a policy fellow for Michigan State’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR). She has also worked as a budget & policy analyst for the State Budget Office covering health and social welfare policy and financing since 2014. Abbey received her B.A. in economics from Michigan State in 2013.
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