committee hearing in simulation

July 29, 2016

Simulating the Michigan Legislature with MPLP

Briefcases are parked nose-to-nose at the foot of the walls and out of the way. Laptops are open, network connections are confirmed and everyone is wearing a name tag with someone else’s name.

In this, the sixth...

June 30, 2016

Michigan Political Leadership Program Tours Detroit

There were stories about Detroit’s Black Bottom and its legends in American music. There were sights of urban revitalization, an inspiring bus and walking...

June 27, 2016

Learn, Lead, Succeed: Apply for MPLP

MPLP Fellows see state politics – and leadership -- from the inside out

They’re the men and women in neon red – hard hats – gaining an insider view...

June 27, 2016

IPPSR Unveils Unique Public Research Resource

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research unveiled a rich new resource designed to track changes in public policy across...

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forest fire

July 18, 2016

Forest Fires: The Basics and What it Means for You

Even without the presence of man, wildfires engulf millions of dollars every year.  Lightning, volcanic activity, and sparks caused by friction start fires that engulf acres of forestland.  Forest...

July 27, 2016

My Journey into Politics: A Personal Reflection on MPLP

My journey into politics began two years ago, when I started taking an interest in my community. I live in Kentwood, MI and my city is a first-ring suburb...

July 25, 2016

Independent Streams (Week of July 25th)

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

July 22, 2016

Can Conservative Criminal Justice Reform Survive Donald Trump?

This year’s Republican National Convention featured Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, passionately emphasizing his crime policy platform in a short,...

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