Written by: Dan Casey-Dunn
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, May 23, 2016
Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Flint Syndrome (link is external). Comparing the State of Michigan’s approach towards struggling municipalities with the State of Pennsylvania (link is external) and Ohio (link is external). Josh Sapotichne, IPPSR affiliated faculty and presenter at IPPSR’s forum on the Flint Water Crisis, extensively quoted in these two articles from Bride Magazine examining Michigan’s Emergency Manager law compared to other similar states.
- Salmon charter trips up, despite salmon catching down (link is external). IPPSR partner MSU Extension examines the interesting relationship between an increase in charter fishing for salmon, and reduced catch rate of the fish in Michigan waters.
- Designing Policies to Make Cars Greener (link is external). IPPSR affiliate and forum speaker Soren Anderson’s new overview at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- Erhardt’s environmental initiative recognized. (link is external) Ann Erhardt, who spoke at IPPSR forum this week regarding ‘Michigan’s Energy Future’ was honored for her work driving MSU towards environmental sustainability.
- In the face of unified opposition to the Michigan House Republican’s “plan” for Detroit schools, there is a better way (link is external). (link is external) David Arsen, an associated faculty with IPPSR describes the issues with Detroit’s current financial situation, and proposes a path forward.
- State has $460 million budget hole (link is external). MPLP alum Sam Singh connects the recent revenue revisions in the State of Michigan with Governor Snyder’s tax policy initiatives. See also our blog post on usual errors in Michigan revenue estimates and the benefit of consensus revenue estimating.
- More than 100,000 Michigan employees could soon be eligible for overtime (link is external). State of the State Survey Director Charles Ballard describes how the new Obama administration regulations regarding overtime will impact the State of Michigan moving forward.
- Ideological mobilization helps parties, unless it overpowers them (link is external). IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann’s work is cited in reference to the influence of ideological groups within the GOP that have little interest in the party’s electoral health.
- Bernie Sanders’s base isn’t the working class. It’s young people (link is external). IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann is cited for his work regarding the difference in voting among different age groups, particularly in the Michigan Democratic Primary, where IPPSR’s poll was the closest to the actual result across the country.
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Daniel Casey-Dunn is a linked MPP student who entered the MPP program in the fall of 2014. Daniel's policy interests include international relation policy, as well as labor policy. His particular areas of research are Chinese relations, as well as right to work law. Prior to entering the MPP program, Daniel worked on several campaigns, including running one himself, and worked at the Michigan State House of Representatives. Daniel also serves as a research assistant within the Political Science Department.
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