Written by: Abbey Frazier
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, August 23, 2017
On the Left
- Lack Of Support With Child Care Costs Leaves Families Struggling(link is external) From the Michigan League for Public Policy blog Factually Speaking, a look at the high costs of child care.
- U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules To Keep Michigan Wolves On Endangered Species List(link is external) From the blog Up North Progressive, Michigan wolves kept on endangered species list.
- Trump Doesn’t Care About Confederate Statutes Any More Than He Cared About Obama’s Birth Certificate(link is external) From the liberal Eclectablog, Trump and white identity politics.
On the Right
- City Income Tax Proposal On November Ballot Sparks Business Revolt(link is external) From Michigan Capitol Confidential, East Lansing’s income tax proposal, and its opposition.
- Gov Snyder Completes Seventh Investment Mission To China(link is external) From Gov. Rick Snyder’s blog, the governor’s recent business trip to China.
- Lansing Politicians Betray Their Stated Ideals(link is external) From the Mackinac Center for Public Policy blog The MC, an argument against corporate handouts.
Down the Middle
- Education For A Forty Year Career(link is external) From the Michigan Future, Inc blog, general versus vocational education and outcomes.
- MSU Taps Parking Lots For Renewable Energy And Big Savings(link is external) From Michigan Radio’s Stateside, solar panels are coming to MSU parking lots this year to generate power.
- Challenges Ahead Balancing The State Budget – What It Could Mean For State Funded Public Services(link is external) From the Citizen’s Research Council blog, the impending General Fund pressures in the state’s budget.
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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.