Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, March 20, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- 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 in recent article.
- Partisanship Blamed For Slowdown In Political Appointments (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook interviewed regarding her thoughts on political appointments in the Federal Reserve.
- State Legislators Look To Create Bicycle Safe Passing Law As E.L. Seeks Own Ordinance (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Stephen Gasteyer comments on biking policies.
- New Report To Aid School Administrators (link is external) IPPSR Affiliates Jenna Neal and Zachary Neal create new Michigan School Information Project (MiSPI) to provide information on school programs.
- Fourth Annual Michigan Agriculture Summit Fosters Sector Job Growth (link is external) MPLP Alumni and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams is quoted on recent agriculture industry summit.
- The Leaders We Don’t Know: How Constituents Did The Work At Town Halls Across The Country (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Laura Olabisi comments on a recent exchange with Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop.
- Skubick: House Democrats Call For Financial Transparency (link is external) MPLP Alumni and House Minority Leader Sam Singh discusses new legislation calling for the Legislature and the governor to make financial information public.
- Transparency Bills Offer Sunshine, Face Opposition (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Rep. Jeremy Moss sponsors legislation extending Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act to the governor’s office and Legislature.
- Tribes Main Concern At Michigan Online Gambling Hearing (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Sen. Peter Macgregor discusses concerns about online gambling bill.
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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.