Written by: Marcella Babcock
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, June 20, 2016
Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Tri-Counties Want To Make The State Focus On Mid-Michigan (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the importance of creating policies to draw businesses and people to the Lansing area.
- Cities Need Basic Services For Economic Growth, Not Flashy Gimmicks, Experts Say (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Laura Reese’s research examines how infrastructure and public safety investments are the most effective ways to grow a city.
- Of Wolves, Deer, Maples and Wildflowers (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Freedman writes about the how the relationship between deer and wolves in the Great Lakes region.
- EL Financial Health Team To Hear From Public (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone is interviewed on the state of East Lansing’s finances.
- The Evolution Of The ‘Chartered School’ (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Sarah Reckhow comments on how philanthropy has impacted charter schools.
- City Dwellers Came For The Tax Breaks. Will They Stay When Breaks Expire? (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Mark Skidmore comments on the eventual troubles caused by tax breaks.
- Why Michigan’s New Water Plan Is About More Than Flint (link is external) Governor Rick Snyder recently announced a new 30 year plan to manage and protect the Great Lakes.
- Michigan’s GDP Growth Ranks 9th Among States In 4th Quarter of 2015 (link is external) State of the State Survey Director Charles Ballard shares how Michigan’s economy is improving in some sectors and still lags in others.
- A Tale of Two Parties (link is external). IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann’s research on party differences cited by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
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Marcella Babcock is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on international development. She previously worked in education policy. At IPPSR, she will be building a database of campus policy experts and compiling research in the issue areas of education, social welfare and criminal justice.