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June 21, 2016

Michigan Consumers Upbeat About Economy

After a long slump in Michigan’s economy, state consumers are upbeat about the economy in the latest State of the State Survey.

May 25, 2016

For Work on Legislation to Prevent Overdose Deaths, Lansing Woman Wins Rosenthal Intern Award

New Michigan State University graduate Taylor Thrush is this year’s winner of MSU’s Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award.

May 20, 2016

Legislative Leadership and Trust in Government at MPLP

From the much-photographed front steps to the many-storied paintings of Michigan governors, MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows saw the...

April 08, 2016

Searchable Databases of Policy Research and Experts Launched

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research is unveiling a new set of databases designed to serve as university-wide site...

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May 19, 2016

If Detroiters See It, Will They Pay?

In Detroit, income taxes suffer low levels of compliance, for example, the population sampled here suggests that about 63% of people fully complied with their income taxes. The State has begun to...

June 20, 2016

Independent Streams (Week of June 20th)

Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.


June 20, 2016

IPPSR Develops List of Policy-Related Datasets

Want to learn about environmental contamination, Michigan school locations, or concealed weapons permits? The State of Michigan makes many datasets publicly...

June 17, 2016

The Re-Emergence of Contract Buying: A Practice Rooted in Mid-20th Century Racism

Long after the explicit use of racist terms in laws, policies with important racial impacts can linger in past practices that marginalize minority...

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