Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- On-the-job deaths in agricutlure rise. An annual Michigan State University report revealed this week that reveals a decline in on-the-job deaths for the year, but an increase in fatalities related to the use of tractors.
- Community, multi-university campus partnership to address public health challenges in Flint. Three major Michigan universities, including MSU, are partnering with the Flint community to address the current and future status of Flint residents and their health.
- Report: Michigan may lag in supporting top workers. Doug Rothwell, a speaker at IPPSR’s 2012 Legislative Leadership Program (LLP), comments on high paying and low skill jobs in Michigan.
- MDOT, MSU researchers tackle potholes from the soil up. Two MSU researchers think they found a way to better protect Michigan’s roads, but MDOT is waiting for more results before changing policies.
- What Does Medicaid Expansion Mean for Cancer Screening? New randomized trial research summary in our policy database.
- New IPPSR Affiliated Faculty include Kristi Bowman, Michelle Kaminski, and Heather Howard.
- Trump and the madness of crowds. An opinion piece in The New York Times describes Trump’s strange ascent to the Republican front runner position, while citing work from IPPSR director Matt Grossmann.
- How might 2016 “raucous and competitive” elections shape the state legislature? Rick Pluta and Zach Gorchow join Michigan Radio to discuss how this election season may change the Michigan legislature.
- Matt Grossmann Talks Taking over from Doug Roberts at MSU. An Interview at Inside Michigan Politics.