Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, July 14, 2017
Introducing our newest regular feature, In Other Words, of biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.
On the Left
- A Better Budget For All Michiganians (link is external) Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, discusses the state budget in Factually Speaking blog post.
- Concealed Weapons For Convicted Stalkers? ‘What Could Go Wrong’ Michigan Republicans Say (link is external) From the left-leaning Eclectablog, columnist Jen Eyer provides comments on current gun legislation.
- Michigan A Good Place To Be During Climate Change? (link is external) Commentator Chad Selweski of Politically Speaking discusses the potential impacts of climate change in Michigan.
On the Right
- Michigan Bans Direct Tesla Car Sales But Made Money Trading Its Stock (link is external) Michigan Capitol Confidential Reporter Evan Carter talks Tesla in Michigan.
- Special Needs Families Deserve Transparency (link is external) From the Mackinac Center for Public Policy blog, Ben DeGrow, director of educational policy, and Erika Wyn, education policy intern, discuss Michigan Intermediate School Districts and special education.
- Make Michigan The Go-to State For Jobs (link is external) From Gov. Rick Snyder’s blog, the governor promotes job competition in Michigan.
Down the Middle
- Revise And Repair: Fixing Healthcare Nationally Will Help Michigan (link is external) From the Citizens Research Council blog, Research Associate Tim Michling discusses health care reform.
- The Truest Meaning Of College For All (link is external) From MSU’s College of Education blog Green and Write, doctoral student Jessica Landgraf talks higher education for people with disabilities.
- Accelerating An American Caste System (link is external) From the Michigan Future, Inc. blog, President and Co-Founder Lou Glazer discusses the American class system.
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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.