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Independent Streams (Week of May 8)

Abbey Frazier — May 08, 2017

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

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Michigan's Prevailing Wage

Cody Proudfoot — May 05, 2017

Michigan has had prevailing wage requirements since the Prevailing Wage Act was passed in 1965. There were two oft-mentioned reasons why this act was passed. Number one was to ensure that skilled Michigan workers would be paid a sufficient and competitive wage when working on public...

Term Limits: What Do They Do?

Renee O'Connell — May 02, 2017

            15 states legislatures have term limits, but what does this mean? What are term limits supposed to do, and what observable effects do they have on government? This is the subject of the research I presented at the 2017 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum...

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Independent Streams (week of May 1)

Abbey Frazier — May 01, 2017

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

School Voucher Programs

Ian Striz — April 28, 2017

An introduction to school voucher programs:

School voucher systems are one of the leading topics of debate in education policy. A school voucher system offers state funds for financial assistance to parents who want to send their child to another school district or a...

Governor Snyder’s Much Needed Changes to how Education is Funded

Eric Staats — April 26, 2017

The recommendation to increase education funding in Governor Snyder’s proposed budget is a welcome surprise, and a distinct diversion from the administration’s prior allocations. The administration’s first budget for fiscal year 2012 called for a $930.6 million cut in school aid...

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Independent Streams (week of April 24)

Abbey Frazier — April 24, 2017

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

The American Health Care Act and Healthy Michigan

Erik Haener — April 21, 2017

One of the key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) more commonly known as Obamacare is allowing states to expand their Medicaid program. Many states including Michigan decided to expand their Medicaid programs to include more of their population to reduce...

Michigan Schools Face Uncertain Futures

Connor Berdy — April 17, 2017

January 20th, 2017 marked a pivotal day for the future of thirty-eight schools across the state of Michigan. Parents received letters from the Michigan State School Reform/Redesign Office (SRO) that spelled out dire consequences for their children's schools.  The SRO announced publicly that...

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Independent Streams (Week of April 17)

Abbey Frazier — April 17, 2017

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

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