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Independent Streams (Week of December 3)

Hannah Sweeney and Sejal Luthra — December 06, 2019

Our bi-weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Keeping An Eye on Local Fiscal Health in Michigan

Mary Schulz and Robert Klein — November 25, 2019

New measures to identify communities struggling with financial woes beyond their control -- an early warning system of fiscal distress.

The word "Influence" spelled in Scrabble letters

In Other Words (Week of November 18)

Hannah Sweeney and Sejal Luthra — November 25, 2019

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

Matt Grossmann and Charles Ballard in WKAR recording studio.

Flat Michigan Economy; Red State Blues

It's the November edition of the State of the State Podcast. Is Michigan on the verge of a recession? And how are voters reacting to conservative policy initiatives across the country?

Water flowing through grass

Independent Streams (Week of November 11)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — November 18, 2019

Our biweekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Spatial Mismatch in Housing and Employment -- A Tool for Targeted Intervention in Michigan Neighborhoods

Noah J. Durst — November 13, 2019

A newly developed tool aims at easing long commutes, high transportation costs, traffic congestion and worker productivity.

Tiles spell the word influence

In Other Words (Week of November 4)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — November 12, 2019

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

Which Gun Policies Really Are "Common Sense"?

Troy Distelrath — November 07, 2019

How effective are "common sense" firearm restrictions when policies are implemented at the state level?

Water meandering through grass

Independent Streams (Week of October 28)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — November 04, 2019

Our biweekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Children in classroom

Michigan's Shortage of Substitute Teachers: Research and Solutions

New research finds that Michigan is short of substitute teachers. Research supported by a IPPSR's Michigan Applied Public Policy Research grant suggests some solutions.

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