Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, April 13, 2018
On the Left
- Nestlé “We Own the Muskegon River” Waters Gets MDEQ Approval to Pump 400 Gallons of Ground Water Every Single Minute(link is external) From Up North Progressive, Nestle’s controversial request to increase water pumping for resale approved by MDEQ.
- Medicaid Work Requirements: A Prescription For Problems(link is external) From the Michigan League for Public Policy blog Factually Speaking, on proposed Medicaid work requirements.
- After Environmental Catastrophe Near-Miss With Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Under Lake Michigan, Gov. Snyder Issues Sternly Worded Press Release (link is external)From Eclectablog, the state’s response to a solvent spill in the Straits of Mackinac and damages to Line 5.
On the Right
- Are Competition And Consumer Choice In Education Good Or Bad?(link is external) From Michigan Capitol Confidential, school choice and competition across Michigan schools.
- Strong Link Between Cigarette Tax And Illegal Smuggling Rates(link is external) From the Mackinac Center for Public Policy blog The MC, the connection between cigarette excise taxes and illegal cigarette shipments.
- Connecting Michiganders To Jobs In Today’s Interconnected World(link is external) From Governor Rick Snyder’s blog, developing talent to reflect future technology and demand.
Down the Middle
- The BA Wage Premium Keeps Growing(link is external) From Michigan Future, earnings growth and stagnation between those with a bachelor’s degree and those without.
- Assessing Health Risks Is A Good Start. Now Let’s Get Serious And Do Something About Them.(link is external) From the Citizen’s Research Council, the costs of moving Healthy Michigan enrollees to the marketplace.
- MSU Professor: Disconnect Between The Board And The MSU Community Continues(link is external) From Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside, the continued fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal.
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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.