- State’s task force on coronavirus racial disparity probes testing bias, seeking input - State Rep. Brenda Carter is quoted in this Oakland Press article about the state’s new task force aimed at curbing COVID-19 mortality rates in Black communities. She is an alum of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at IPPSR.
- Schools will not require social distancing to reopen this fall. - This is because of immovable realities such as classroom size, school budgets and the need to allow parents to return to work, Bridge magazine said as a newly released report. IPPSR has created a special webpage, recently undated, to track school response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Governor Whitmer Appoints Educators, Parents, Students to COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council - Nicole Britten, health officer for the Berrien County Health Department, recently spoke at an IPPSR-sponsored Health Policy Issues Group session. See the video from this session. See her presentation.
- Rep. Schroeder: Health of Michigan students is top priority of ‘Return to Learn’ plan - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a group of 25 leaders in health care and education to serve on the COVID-19 return to learn advisory council. Rep. Andrea Schroeder, a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum, commented on the approach in this release.
- QM Public Health Crisis Round-Up Team - Grey Pierce, IPPSR project manager for the State of the State Survey, is helping to track and share pandemic information.
- Lansing City Council virtual meetings will continue - Lansing City Council President Peter Spadafore confirms that council will continue to meet virtually in the face of the novel coronavirus. The Michigan Political Leadership Program alum is mentioned in this WILX article.
- Rep. Bollin to join rally, calling on UIA’s response to COVID-19 pandemic - In this release, Rep. Ann Bollin, a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum, urges state agencies to do more to help Michigan residents left unemployed by the pandemic.
- City Pulse On the Air, July 5, 2020: Matt Grossmann, Thomas Morgan, Bob Pena and Sean Peters - Coronavirus is still a factor in November's General Election, says IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann, a political scientist, on the City Pulse On the Air show. But don't expect GOP loyalists to abandon President Donald Trump.