Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, April 7, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Border Tax Could Add $2,500 To Price Of Car Or Truck (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard comments on potential consequences of a border tax.
- Political Corruption Knows No Party, History Shows (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Eric Freedman discusses historical political corruption.
- Michigan Needs Sensible Obamacare Reforms (link is external) Past IPPSR Public Policy Forum panelist Tom Watkins co-authors editorial pushing for health care reforms.
- Lawmakers Set To Pass Rape Kit Retention Bill, But Not Mandatory Testing (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Rebecca Campbell comments on upcoming legislation in Maryland surrounding rape kits.
- Internet Privacy Questioned After House And Senate Ruling (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate William Dutton discusses internet privacy after Michigan’s House and Senate move for greater transparency.
- Old Town’s Events Offer A Unique Side Of Greater Lansing (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Mark Wilson talks about the benefits of events in building community identity in Lansing’s Old Town.
- State Senate Salutes Vietnam Vets (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Sen. Margaret O’Brien sponsors legislation creating Vietnam Veterans Day in Michigan.
- Howrylak, Ellison, and Webber Introduce Bipartisan Bill Against Distracted Driving (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Rep. Michael Webber co-sponsors legislation on distracted driving.
- Moss Proposal Would End Promotional Rate Surprises For Cable Customers (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Rep. Jeremy Moss introduces cable bill legislation.
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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.