Independent Streams (week of March 20)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems An Import Tax Could Raise Car Prices By Thousands (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard discusses potential effects of an import tax. Jack Lessenberry: Detroit’s Comeback May Be A Bit Overstated (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Laura Reese’s research on Detroit’s comeback is discussed …

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Independent Streams (week of March 13)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems MSU Education Professor Calls For Action To Help Detroit Schools (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen creates video brief outlining how best to help Detroit schools. Schools Probably Won’t Be Impacted If Lansing Becomes Sanctuary City, Expert Says (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Kristi …

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Where Policy is Made: The State Budget Process

Each year around early February, after months of exhaustive work and late nights at the office, the State Budget Office releases the Governor’s Executive Budget Recommendation, formally kicking off Michigan’s annual budget process. And though it may seem that excitement surrounding the release of an appropriations document might be reserved to the number-crunching cubicle-dwelling bureaucrats …

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Independent Streams (week of February 20)

Problems How The Fed Can Maintain Its Independence (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook discusses the future of the Federal Reserve System’s independence. $94 Million Millage Proposal May Be A Tough Sell (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Josh Cowen comments on school of choice and school competitiveness. Michigan Expert Urges Continued Education Advocacy Following …

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Independent Streams (week of February 13)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems ‘Children Are Not Blueberries’ What A Trump/DeVos Administration Would Mean For Local Schools (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen discusses the potential impact of a DeVos nomination on school funding. Black History Month: MSU Scholar Explores Impacts Of Oppression On U.S. Innovation (link is …

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Independent Streams (Week of February 6)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems Republican-Led Michigan Grapples With Uncertainty About Medicaid Expansion (link is external) IPPSR policy forum panelist and former Michigan Medicaid Director Steve Fitton talks Medicaid Expansion’s uncertain future. In Bid To Eliminate Michigan Income Tax, Fears Of Another Kansas (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard …

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Independent streams (Week of January 30)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems 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 …

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Independent Streams (week of January 23)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems Betsy DeVos’ Accountability Problem (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen comments on charter school organization in light of President Donald Trump’s pro-charter school education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Senate Hearing, DeVos Shows Ignorance Central Debate Over How To Measure Schools (link is external) IPPSR …

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Independent Streams (week of January 16)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems Which Michigan Counties Are Most Vulnerable If Obamacare Is Repealed (link is external) Recent analysis by Bridge Magazine highlights Michigan counties which would be most affected by repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Survey: Government Trust Levels Low (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard …

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Independent Streams (week of January 9)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Michigan Outlook: Companies Expect To Hire In 2017 (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Charles Ballard discusses the challenges of gaining skilled trade workers in Michigan. Head Of Michigan’s Unemployment Agency Reassigned After Thousands Wrongly Accused Of Fraud (link is external) Michigan Political Leadership Program Alumni …

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Independent Streams (Week of December 19)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Great Lakes Greatly Stressed (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Eric Freedman pens article on threats to the Great Lakes, near and far away. State Taps Unemployment Insurance Fund To Balance Books (link is external) MPLP Alumni and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel criticized a recent …

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Independent Streams (Week of December 5)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Long-Haul Charters (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Joshua Cowen discusses charter school performance. Michigan Court Upholds Penalty For Filling Wetland (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Eric Freedman pens article on disappearing wetlands in Michigan. New Study Shows A Much Darker Side To Detroit’s Vaunted Comeback …

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Independent Streams (week of November 7)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Assault Weapon Ban Bill ‘Dead On Arrival’ Michigan Republican Says (link is external) MPLP alumni and State Sen. Ken Horn offers criticism on recent assault weapon ban bill. Mich. Educators Grapple With How Best to Close Computer Literacy Gap in Schools (link is external) MPLP …

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Independent Streams (Week of October 24)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research Problems Getting Names Right: It’s Personal (link is external) IPPSR affiliated faculty member Dustin Carnahan is quoted about a new book written by Michigan State University students. The Most and Least Empathetic Countries in the World (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate William Chopik discusses his new …

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Independent Streams (Week of October 17)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Seven Results of the Charter-School Revolution (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow finds shifts in educational philanthropic funding to conventional school districts in new research. Legacy Costs Tough for Michigan Local Governments: Part One – Introduction to Legacy Costs (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate …

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Independent Streams (Week of October 10)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Michigan Advocates Seek Explicit Right To Education (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen to speak on education as a constitutional right at upcoming education forum. School Of Choice Not Right Choice For Our Kids (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Joshua Cowen speaks on the …

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Independent Streams (Week of September 12)

Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research. Problems Inside Detroit’s Radical Experiment To Save Its Public Schools (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate David Arsen comments on the chaotic state of Detroit’s schools. Wells Fargo To Pay $185 Million Following False Accounts Scandal (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook discusses alarming trends in …

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