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Political Polarization Among Midwestern States

Karl Schneider — March 22, 2017

Despite increased polarization among the American people and...

Independent Streams (week of March 20)

Abbey Frazier — March 20, 2017

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

Independent Streams (week of March 13)

Abbey Frazier — March 13, 2017

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

Where Policy Is Made: The State Budget Process

Abbey Frazier — March 08, 2017

Each year around early February, after months of exhaustive work and late nights at the office, the State Budget Office releases the Governor’s Executive Budget Recommendation, formally kicking off Michigan’s annual budget process. And though it may seem that excitement surrounding the release...

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A Progressive Shift in the Michigan Democratic Party?

Sarah Galey — February 24, 2017

Most years, an election for chair of the Michigan Democratic Party’s (MDP) Progressive Caucus would draw little interest. This year, however, the election was a flashpoint for growing fissures within the Democratic Party over its ties to business and a desire by some for increased focus on...

Independent Streams (week of February 20)

Abbey Frazier — February 20, 2017

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

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Labor Force Participation Rate Downward Trends Persist Post-Recession

Abbey Frazier — February 13, 2017

Michigan's unemployment rate isn't the only way to measure the state's economic rebound. Labor participation rates add keen insights into Michigan's underlying economic health.

Independent Streams (week of February 13)

Abbey Frazier — February 13, 2017

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

Independent Streams (Week of February 6)

Abbey Frazier — February 06, 2017

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

Independent streams (Week of January 30)

Abbey Frazier — January 30, 2017

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

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