Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- With Corporate Income Tax Comes Volatility for Michigan, Economists Say. State of the State Survey Director Charley Ballard and IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann comment on the latest revenue projections and the role of Michigan corporate tax changes.
- Wayne County Executive kicks off statewide tour about shrinking finances IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone spoke at a kickoff event for a summer speaking tour on improving Michigan’s infrastructure.
- Rocky Marriages not Always Bad for Your Health. Michigan State Professor of Sociology reports on the effect of marriage on diabetes.
- MSU Launches Water Science Network. Led by IPPSR affiliate Jinhua Zhao.
- Tablets can Help Elderly Cross the Digital Divide. IPPSR affiliate Sheila Cotton’s recently published research demonstrates that internet use can help depression in elderly adults.
- Detroit’s Massive School Protests Are the Latest Signs of a National Education Crisis. IPPSR affiliate Mark Skidmore comments on how impoverished school districts like Detroit can increase their funding.
- Why Turnout Matters, Even in True-Blue Districts: Large Margins of Victory Make Politicians More Responsive to Progressive Goals. Matt Grossmann comments on a new study linking rainfall on Election Day with conservative voting record in Congress.
- County candidate Jake W. Smith announces endorsements. 2015 MPLP fellow Jake Smith announces his list of endorsements as he runs for local Michigan office.
- The Bernie Congress: meet the insurgents trying to recreate Sanders's movement down ballot. Matt Grossmann comments on signs that Bernie Sanders supporters might influence Congressional races.