- Answering FAQs about the stimulus check IPPSR Affiliate and MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard answers questions about federal stimulus checks as part of a WILX-TV News broadcast. Ballard is also director of IPPSR’s State of the State Survey.
- Feed the Frontlines Detroit program boosting morale for essential workers and restaurateurs Charity Dean, director of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) is quoted in a Fox 2 Detroit story about Feed the Frontlines Detroit providing food to those who are on the frontlines battling COVID-19. She is alumni of IPPSR’s Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP), Class of 2015.
- MSU scholars examine coronavirus impact on politics, economy, K-12 education, digital divide IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann, IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld and MSU Economist Charles Ballard analyze COVID-19’s impact on economy, politics and education on IPPSR’s State of the State podcast.
- Report says states should extend upcoming school year to address learning losses IPPSR researchers have created a valuable new database empowering scholars to track the actions of schools across the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- State senators form workgroup to get businesses back open MPLP alums Sens. Sylvia Santana, Jeremy Moss and Wayne Schmidt are among those forming a workgroup to help closed businesses reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Report looks at how schools could make up for time lost in class due to COVID-19 IPPSR Affiliate Sarah Reckhow, graduate program director in MSU's Department of Political Science, warns that schools and children will need considerable support as closed classrooms welcome youngsters back when stay-at-home mandates are lifted.
- Why Are Black Conservatives Still Democrats? IPPSR Director Matt Grossman discusses why Republicans can’t increase their black voter support despite rising conservatism on the podcast “Science of Politics” produced for the Niskanen Center.
- Michigan Legislature extends emergency declaration through April 30 The Michigan Legislature extended Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency declaration until the ended of April. The special meeting protocol was developed after two legislators tested positive for COVID-19. One of the two was state Rep. Tyrone Carter, MPLP Class of 2011.
- Jocelyn Benson: Michigan has tools to avoid Wisconsin's election fiasco Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, MPLP Class of 2007, writes in the Detroit Free Press that the state is prepared for Michigan’s May elections to be conducted by mail to prevent potential COVID-19 threats.