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Why Today's Policymakers Are Younger

Trey Malone and Eric Walcott — February 15, 2019

A fresh take on seeking public office -- younger candidates are making their mark.

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In Other Words (Week of February 4)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — February 11, 2019

Our biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan. Their positions are On the Right, On the Left and Down the Middle.

Anticipation: A new governor's first State of the State speech

Simon Schuster — February 08, 2019

New Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is preparing to deliver her first State of the State speech, just a little more than a month from taking office. Here, a preview of that speech.

Solar's got the power. How bright's the economy? IPPSR Podcast

New research shines light on Michigan's energy choices. And the economy to come and our political preferences. Listen in!

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Independent Streams (Week of January 28)

Hannah Sweeney and Sejal Luthra — February 06, 2019

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

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In Other Words (Week of January 21)

Sejal Luthra — February 01, 2019

Our biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan. Their positions are To the Right, To the Left and Down the Middle.

IPPSR Public Policy Forum: Lending Light to Michigan's Double Crisis

Hannah Sweeney — January 22, 2019

The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research held a policy forum focused on Michigan’s double crisis of opioid overdose and suicide. The Public Policy Forum took place on January 16, 2019.

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IPPSR Public Policy Forum: Term Limits

Hannah Sweeney — January 10, 2019

IPPSR's Public Policy Forum presents research and observations on Michigan's strict term limits.

Arnold Weinfeld and Charles Ballard

The President. The Governor. The Economy 2018.

What grade is Michigan giving President Donald Trump, outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder and the economy now and a year from now?

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In Other Words (Week of November 5)

Arnold Weinfeld — November 20, 2018

Our biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

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