Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, April 24, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- In Richmond, High Number Of Homicides Go Unsolved (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Carter talks homicide investigation practices in Richmond, Virginia.
- Few Democratic Voters Back Syria Bombings. So Why Do So Many Democrats In Congress? (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann discusses foreign policy preferences in the Democratic Party.
- Our Freshwater Lakes Are Getting Saltier (link is external) MSU social scientists find road salt is getting into freshwater lakes in a recent study.
- Michigan’s Role In The Rise Of The Middle Class (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard discusses the Michigan middle class.
- MSU Today 360 Perspective: Get Creative (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Karl Gude discusses encouraging creativity among students.
- Balancing Act Of Education (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Scott Imberman comments on year-round schooling policies.
- Michigan Income Tax Cut Still In The Works (link is external) MPLP alumni and House Democratic Leader Sam Singh comments on continued efforts to cut the Michigan income tax.
- Snyder Signs Laws Modernizing Criminal Justice System (link is external) MPLP alumnus and state Sens. Margaret O’Brien, Kenneth Horn and Peter MacGregor sponsor criminal justice bills recently signed into law.
- Guest Commentary By Sen. Wayne Schmidt: Our Infrastructure Must Be Improved (link is external) MPLP alumni and state Sen. Wayne Schmidt pens article on infrastructure needs.
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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.