Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, March 13, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- 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 Bowman discusses potential school funding impacts of claiming sanctuary city status.
- The Fight Over Charter Schools Made Los Angeles’ School Board Race Historically Expensive (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow comments on extreme spending increases in school board elections.
- MSU Study: Most Michiganders Prioritize Environment Over Economy (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Daniel Bergan’s recent study finds that 59 percent of Michigan residents put prioritize the environment over the economy.
- Spartans Honored For Making Difference In Community (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Rebecca Campbell and MSU Extension Director Jeff Dwyer receive awards for the positive impact their work has had in the community.
- A Border Tax Could Make Your Next Car Cost $2,500 More (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard discusses the unintended consequences of a border tax.
- ‘Michigan Matters’ Spotlight: Howard Dean & Ana Navarro On Trump Plus Local Politics Too (link is external) IPPSR’s recent MPLP Annual Fundraising Dinner and Breakfast featured speakers Howard Dean and Ana Navarro.
- Post-Election Political Activism Could Have Staying Power (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann comments on the post-election uptick in political activism.
- Michigan Lawmakers Continue Work On Plan To Help Redevelop Abandoned Sites (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Sen. Ken Horn backing tax incentive plan for developers.
- Michigan House Oks Criminal Justice Overhaul (link is external) MPLP Alumni and House Minority Leader Sam Singh comments on recent criminal justice bills.
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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.