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Prevailing Wage Required?

Hannah Sweeney — October 22, 2018

Michigan's prevailing wage law and its impact on highly skilled trade jobs.

IPPSR Forum: Michigan Faces Recreational Marijuana Vote

Hannah Sweeney — October 17, 2018

Highlights from IPPSR's September Public Policy Forum on recreational marijuana as a public vote nears on the issue.

In Other Words (Week of October 15)

Arnold Weinfeld — October 16, 2018

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

Stream in a field of grass

Independent Streams (Week of Oct. 1)

Arnold Weinfeld — October 09, 2018

Our every other week roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Michigan's Energy Future: From Coal to Wind and Solar

New MSU research finds high levels of public support for moving away from coal-based energy and support for solar and wind power. See the researchers' policy recommendations.

Primary, "Pink" Wave, Prosperity

Just past Michigan's August primary, IPPSR's State of the State Podcast reviews gubernatorial campaigns, voter demographics and how Michigan may handle -- or not -- another recession.

Arnold Weinfeld, Charles Ballard and Matt Grossmann

State of the State Podcast: The Economy, The Elections and The Public

How do we assess the economy, the elections and our top leaders? Listen to the latest State of the State Podcast.

Matt Grossmann, Arnold Weinfeld, Charles Ballard

Taxes Too High? Political Parties Too Divided?

The latest edition of the State of the State Podcast tackles tough questions going in to Election 2018. Listen to MSU's Matt Grossmann, Arnold Weinfeld and Charles Ballard.


Understanding The Impact Of Republicans' State Electoral Success

Emily Jenkins — April 27, 2018

Since 1990, state legislatures have been increasingly dominated by the Republican party. In 1990, six states had both chambers of Congress controlled by the Republican...


In Other Words (Week of April 23)

Abbey Frazier — April 27, 2018

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

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