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IPPSR's State of the State Podcast: Preemption Laws and Legacy Costs

IPPSR is delighted to launch its first official podcast: State of the State. Issues, answers, policy and research on the hottest topics on the local, state and national stage.

In this second State of the State Podcast, guest political scientist Josh Sapotichne, director of Michigan State University's Public Policy Program, joins Matt Grossmann and Charles Ballard. Dr. Grossmann is a political scientist who directs MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. Dr. Ballard is an economics professor who directs IPPSR's State of the State Survey.

State of the State podcasters Matt Grossmann, IPPSR's Director, and Charles Ballard, director of IPPSR's State of the State Survey will talk together and share the air with frequent guests monthly. The production will be featured on radio stations on the air and over the internet, on SoundCloud, over ITunes, on Facebook, Twitter and on the IPPSR website at We are also part of the Spartan Podcast and are excerpted on MSU Today on WJR. Please subscribe.

On the MSU campus, IPPSR specializes in policy education, leadership training and survey research in MSU's College of Social Science. We are the home of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, the Office for Survey Research, State of the State Survey, Legislative Leadership Program, Rosenthal Legislative Internship Program, more than 60 affiliate faculty members, student policy fellows and major research databases on topics of interest to academic researchers, legislators, policy makers, elected leaders and journalists around the world.

IPPSR thanks MSU's Communications and Brand Strategy office, MSU Director of Public Relations Jennifer Davis, Producer Russ White of MSU Advancement Marketing and Communications, IPPSR Policy Fellow Abbey Frazier and all those who support the efforts necessary to make this production possible.

Find the debut State of the State Podcast on