Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, June 25, 2017
Introducing our newest regular feature, In Other Words, of biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.
On the Left
- Michigan Continues To Lag Behind Nationally In Outcomes For Kids (link is external) From the Michigan League for Public Policy blog Factually Speaking, Alicia Guevara Warren talks child outcomes.
- Why Are The Media Ignoring Stories About The Millions Impacted By Trumpcare (link is external) From the liberal-leaning Eclectablog, writer Susan Demas discusses the human impact of healthcare reform.
- Up North Progressive Accepts The Challenge: Consider What’s Wrong With For-Profit Charter Schools (link is external) From the blog Up North Progressive, a look at for-profit charter schools.
On the Right
- Political Self Perpetuation (link is external) From the conservative Right MI blog, a discussion on proposed fee increases for filing for state office.
- Michigan Wine Taxes Among The Highest In The Region (link is external) From Michigan Capitol Confidential, Madeline Conover discusses wine taxes.
- Investing In The Professional Trades (link is external) From Gov. Rick Snyder’s blog, Sean Fitzgerald discusses apprenticeships.
Down the Middle
- Take An Audio Tour Of UM’s Driverless Shuttles Debuting This Fall (link is external) From Michigan Radio’s Stateside, Tyler Scott tours University of Michigan’s driverless shuttles.
- Kansas Rs Raise Taxes, Michigan Ds MIA (link is external) From the Michigan Future blog, Lou Glazer remarks on lessons learned from the Kansas supply side tax cut experiment.
- Ensure State And Federal Legislators Know The Impact Of Your Work (link is external) From the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) blog, Jamie Schriner urges programs at risk of budget cuts to highlight community work.
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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.