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Special Education Funding in Michigan: A Fiscal and Educational Time Bomb?

Sarah Reckhow and Craig Thiel — December 20, 2017

The problems with Michigan’s current special education funding model are numerous and many of them will not self-correct.

In Other Words (Week of December 11)

Abbey Frazier — December 16, 2017

On the Left

The Messy, Overlapping Systems Governing The Great Lakes

Hannah MacDonald — December 15, 2017

The governance and legal system surrounding the Great Lakes is overwhelming even to attorneys and policy makers. It incorporates two countries, eight states, two provinces, Indian tribes and First Nations, American and Canadian international agencies along with many local governments. The Great...

The Great Lakes' Environmental Issues Get the Book Treatment

Hannah MacDonald — December 12, 2017

Michigan coined the nickname "The Great Lakes State" not only for being surrounded by four out of the five Great Lakes but also for the ecological, economic and cultural benefits that the lakes provide. Most Michiganders have stories of spending summers splashing along miles of shoreline,...

Independent Streams (Week of December 4)

Abbey Frazier — December 08, 2017


Why Campaign Finance Issues Don't Play In Michigan (Or Elsewhere)

Chris Kozler — December 07, 2017

Republican legislators in September successfully passed a bill regarding campaign finance and Super PACs' ability to raise and spend unlimited funds to indirectly support candidates running for state positions. Governor Rick Snyder signed...

In Other Words (Week of November 27)

Abbey Frazier — December 01, 2017

On the Left

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

State of the State is IPPSR's policy-based podcast. Recorded regularly and available here, on IPPSR's SoundCloud channel and through the MSUToday podcast, Spartan Podcast, and on over-the-air radio and internet broadcasters from East Lansing to the world.

Robert Swanson addresses attendees about Michigan's efforts to curb vaccination rates.

Michigan's Delicate Path Toward Improving Immunization Rates

Simon Schuster — November 28, 2017

Robert Swanson addresses attendees about Michigan's efforts to curb vaccination waivers.Michigan has seen a decline in the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their...

Independent Streams (Week of November 20)

Abbey Frazier — November 24, 2017


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