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Independent Streams (Week of February 11)

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


Kent County area superintendents review findings from recent report on Michigan school funding authored by David Arsen, IPPSR affiliate faculty member and MSU professor of education policy.

Broadcaster Stephen Henderson talks with Jocelyn Benson, MPLP graduate and new secretary of state about redistricting and a lawsuit challenging voting maps.

Charles Ballard, MSU economist and director of IPPSR’s State of the State Survey, forecasts Michigan’s economic times ahead.


IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann (currently on sabbatical) talks gun politics and policy.

MPLP graduate and state Rep. Brian Elder introduces legislation ending the “tampon” tax, a levy on personal hygiene items typically purchased by women.

State Sen. Jeremy Moss, an MPLP graduate, discusses the need to restructure Michigan’s Department of Environment Quality.


IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann shares his views on how American political parties are different on The Ezra Klein Show broadcast over Vox Podcasts.

Many of Michigan’s core needs have been neglected over the years, MSU Affiliate Charles Ballard, director of IPPSR’s State of the State Survey, says during a Michigan Radio interview.

MPLP Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, an MPLP alum, and the state’s Bureau of Elections have determined that a group aligned with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign committee violated state campaign finance laws.