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Simulating the Michigan Legislature with MPLP

July 29, 2016

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....

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Michigan Political Leadership Program Tours Detroit

June 30, 2016

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 tour of Michigan’s largest city and a...

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Learn, Lead, Succeed: Apply for MPLP

June 27, 2016

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 of utility...

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IPPSR Unveils Unique Public Research Resource

June 27, 2016

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research unveiled a rich new resource designed to track changes in public policy across the nation’s 50 states, IPPSR Director...

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Michigan Consumers Upbeat About Economy

June 21, 2016

Michigan residents are remaining confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to results from Michigan State...

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

May 25, 2016

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

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Legislative Leadership and Trust in Government at MPLP

May 20, 2016

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

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Flint Fallout: Snyder's Popularity Plummets

April 19, 2016

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...

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Searchable Databases of Policy Research and Experts Launched

April 08, 2016

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 for public policy information and research...

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Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

March 22, 2016

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 University survey says.

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