Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Flint Water Crisis: What's Behind Civil Suit Against Three Companies? IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone comments on the political implications of Flint and the continuing debate over who is responsible for the crisis.
- Booming Again: West Michigan's Economy Is On A Roll IPPSR affiliate Charley Ballard comments on West Michigan’s rapidly growing economy.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Destroyed Rape Kits In More Than 1000 Cases IPPSR affiliate Rebecca Campbell comments on the importance of following up on sexual assault cases.
- Automakers, Parts Suppliers Hit Hard By Brexit IPPSR affiliate and State of the State Director Charley Ballard offers predictions for the auto industry in the wake of Britain’s exit from the European Union.
- Average Investors Shouldn't Panic Over Brexit Storm Charley Ballard offers his forecast for the the effect of Britain’s exit from the European Union on the US economy.
- Michiganders Upbeat About Economy The most recent State of the State Survey finds optimistic perceptions of Michigan’s economy.
- Why American Politics Really Went Insane Citing IPPSR Director Matt Grossman’s research on asymmetry in American political parties.
- Liberals Say Congress Can't Pass Gun Control Because It's Bought By The NRA. They're Wrong. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann comments the influence of money in gun control lobbying efforts.
- Senate Leader Trying To Find A Third Path On State Energy Overhaul. An update on the energy debate in Michigan, which IPPSR focused on during its May 18 Public Policy Forum.