Governor Approval over time

April 19, 2016

Flint Fallout: Snyder's Popularity Plummets

Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State University’s latest State of...

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...

April 08, 2016

State Capitol Interns Nominated for Internship Honors

Praised for Poise, Dedication and Work Ethic, State Capital Interns Nominated for Internship Honors Award

Remembers Daniel Rosenthal, One of MSU’s...

March 22, 2016

Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State...

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google trends data on searches for "flint water"

April 22, 2016

Did Google Trends Predict the Flint Water Crisis?

Google trends, an application tied to Google search engine, shows the volume of particular search terms relative to the total search volume across geographic areas. It can show a user what search...

April 26, 2016

Crisis in Flint: How, Why, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Two years ago the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source from Detroit’s treated water, to that of the local Flint River.  The switch was an...

April 25, 2016

Independent Streams (Week of April 25th)

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

April 21, 2016

Optimism Prevails in Opinions on the Future of Detroit

Conversations about the prospects for Detroit’s future often expose a divide between those who see the city recovering from a decline in population and...

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