Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, June 19, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- The American Dream Is Fading Faster In Michigan (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard argues median wages should receive the same attention as unemployment rates.
- Civic, Business Leaders Emphasize Urban Agenda At Mackinac Policy Conference (link is external) IPPSR Affiliates Josh Sapotichne and Eric Scorsone, a state treasury deputy, comment on local and urban governing in Michigan.
- Michigan Lawmakers Focus On Civility After Congressional Baseball Shooting (link is external) MPLP Alum and state Sen. Margaret O’Brien calls for civility in wake of recent shooting.
- MSU Study: Friendships Become More Important Over Time (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate William Chopik releases new studies revealing the importance of friendships as we get older.
- Giving Birth In Medical Facilities With Trained Health Care Workers Could Reduce Neonatal Fatalities In Africa (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sue Grady releases study on infant mortality in Africa.
- Gates, Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up On Personalized Learning (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow discusses philanthropic influences in education.
- MSU Public Policy Expert Weighs In On Comey Testimony (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann discusses former FBI Director’s recent testimony.
- Michigan House Passes Bills On Concealed Pistol Licenses (link is external) MPLP Alum and state Rep. Donna Lasinski speaks out against recent gun-related legislation.
- Michigan House Dems Propose State Contract Preference For Immigrants (link is external) MPLP Alum and state Rep. Jeremy Moss introduces bill related to state contracts and immigration.
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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.