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If Democrats Want to Win Back Rural Trump Voters, They Should Run on Health Care

Luke Allen — April 19, 2018

Rural people are aware of the health care crisis affecting their communities. Hospital closures are concentrated in the south, but even here in Michigan the issues of health...

Groundwater Management, Fish Farming and the Asian Carp in Lake Erie: Highlights from the Most Recent Policy Forum

Simon Schuster — April 11, 2018

Two weeks ago, the Institute of Public Policy and Social Research held its most recent policy forum in Lansing focused on the health of the Great Lakes.

Rick Hobrla, from the state government's Office of the Great Lakes, opened the forum by highlighting the completion of Michigan's action...

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Election 2018: Governor's Race and Ballot Initiatives

It won't be long before Michigan's 2018 primary and general election choices are before voters. Who's winning? See an early forecast.

Gun Control or Mental Healthcare? Unequal Solutions to Gun Violence

On February 14, 2018, America suffered another mass shooting. Seventeen people were killed and fourteen wounded by a lone gunman and former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

In Other Words (Week of March 12)

Abbey Frazier — March 16, 2018

On the Left

In Other Words (Week of February 19)

Abbey Frazier — February 24, 2018

On the Left

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State of the State Podcast: The President. The Governor. The Economy.

State of the State is IPPSR's policy-based podcast. Recorded monthly and available here, on IPPSR's SoundCloud channel and through the MSUToday podcast on over-the-air radio and internet broadcasters from East Lansing to the world.

Childhood Lead Exposure in Michigan: It’s Not Just Flint

Abbey Frazier — February 22, 2018

Percent of Michigan Children <6 with Elevated Blood Lead Levels (>5 ug/dL) by County, 2016The risks of childhood lead exposure and poisoning were...

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