Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, March 27, 2017
Our weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- 6 Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Hurt All Americans (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Charles Ballard comments on the new presidential administration’s budget release.
- Analysis: A-F Grades For Schools A Tough Sell In Legislature (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Josh Cowen discusses the possibility of giving schools letter grades on school performance.
- Cemeteries Protect Biodiversity Amidst Death (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Eric Freedman pens article on the value of cemeteries when it comes to preserving biodiversity.
- Obama Economist Can’t Spin Trump Jobs Data (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook comments on the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- MSU Expands Public Policy Programs With Kellogg Foundation Grant (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann discusses expansion of public policy programs with new grant funds from the Kellogg Foundation.
- Tax Renewal Keeps Potter Park Zoo Going (link is external) IPPSR Affiliate Laura Reese comments on zoos effect on local economies.
- Cuts To The Affordable Care Act Affect Mental Health Care (link is external) IPPSR Public Policy Forum panelist and MPLP Alumni Tom Watkins Jr. writes article on how ACA cuts impact for mental health.
- New Legislative Effort Launched To Curb Opioid Abuse (link is external) MPLP Alumnus and State Rep. Sam Singh and state Sen. Margaret O’Brien sponsor legislation aimed at reducing opioid addition.
- Michigan House Sheds Light On Inner Workings — And State Senate Should Follow (link is external) MPLP Alumni and State Rep. Donna Lasinski writes article on government transparency.
- Can Michigan Lure Urban Grocery Stores? (link is external) MPLP Alumni and state Rep. Tim Greimel comments on bill proposing to set aside state dollars for grocery stores in ‘food deserts.’
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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.