- The next 100 days: How the coronavirus will continue to change your life at home, at work, at school and beyond- Dr. Peter Gulick, a panelist at the IPPSR Health Policy Issues Group Forum and infectious disease specialist at MSU, advocates a gradual reopening for society in general. He is featured in an IPPSR video from the forum.
- Age of resistance: How a virus riled up Michigan and spawned a rebellion - As researchers warn that loosening restrictions too soon may backfire on states, some Michiganders defy Gov. Whitmer’s executive order and protest protection measures. Susy Avery is also quoted in the article stating she doesn’t believe this resistance movement is partisan but might be stemming partially from fringe groups. Susy Avery is co-director of IPPSR’s Michigan Political Leadership Program.
- Program gives employees more than $600 a week for working a few hours less, but few are using it - Only 3% of the nearly 1.7 million Michiganders are participating in the Work Share program meant to alleviate layoffs according to MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard, IPPSR affiliated faculty member. He also directs IPPSR’s State of the State Survey and is one of the hosts of IPPSR’s State of the State Podcast.
- Kyle Vickery talks with Shelley Irwin on WGVU - MSU sophomore Kyle Vickery, an IPPSR Rosenthal Legislative Intern award winner – talked with Morning Show Host Shelley Irwin on WGVU radio about his award, advocacy work and plans for a political future.
- Funding to support tribal response - The Department of Health and Human Services is supporting tribal response to Covid-19 with $11 million dollars. Part of the support has gone towards funding several workplace protection bills being introduced - one of which was introduced by Sen. Sylvia Santana, an IPPSR Michigan Political Leadership Program alumni.
- To The Point_ Whitmer, MDP chair, state rep. Huizenga WOODTV.com - State Rep. Mark Huizenga, an IPPSR Michigan Political Leadership Program graduate, discusses potential issues with funding as the state reopens particularly with education as budget estimates are expected to potentially have a billion dollar shortfall. The discussion was on WOOD-TV’s To the Point show.
- In Pandemic, Trump Finds New Front Against Immigrants - Steve Tobocman, former state House leader and IPPSR’s Michigan Political Leadership Program co-director, talks on WDET about President Donald Trump’s statements about immigrants.