Written by: Marcella Babcock
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, June 27, 2016
Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Flint Water Crisis: What’s Behind Civil Suit Against Three Companies? (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the political implications of Flint and the continuing debate over who is responsible for the crisis.
- Booming Again: West Michigan’s Economy Is On A Roll (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Charley Ballard comments on West Michigan’s rapidly growing economy.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Destroyed Rape Kits In More Than 1000 Cases (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Rebecca Campbell comments on the importance of following up on sexual assault cases.
- Automakers, Parts Suppliers Hit Hard By Brexit (link is external) IPPSR affiliate and State of the State Director Charley Ballard offers predictions for the auto industry in the wake of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
- Average Investors Shouldn’t Panic Over Brexit Storm (link is external) Charley Ballard offers his forecast for the the effect of Britain’s exit from the European Union on the US economy.
- Michiganders Upbeat About Economy (link is external) The most recent State of the State Survey finds optimistic perceptions of Michigan’s economy.
- Why American Politics Really Went Insane (link is external) Citing IPPSR Director Matt Grossman’s research on asymmetry in American political parties.
- Liberals Say Congress Can’t Pass Gun Control Because It’s Bought By The NRA. They’re Wrong. (link is external)IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann comments the influence of money in gun control lobbying efforts.
- Senate Leader Trying To Find A Third Path On State Energy Overhaul (link is external). An update on the energy debate in Michigan, which IPPSR focused on during its May 18 Public Policy Forum.
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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.