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Which Gun Policies Really Are "Common Sense"?

Troy Distelrath — November 07, 2019

How effective are "common sense" firearm restrictions when policies are implemented at the state level?

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Independent Streams (Week of October 28)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — November 04, 2019

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

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Michigan's Shortage of Substitute Teachers: Research and Solutions

New research finds that Michigan is short of substitute teachers. Research supported by a IPPSR's Michigan Applied Public Policy Research grant suggests some solutions.

Midwest Relations

Shayla Olson — October 29, 2019

Analyzing ties that bind Midwest states -- incoming flights, migration and trade -- via IPPSR's new State Networks database.

2020 and the Fight for Women's Representation in Politics

Bailey Tjolsen — October 25, 2019

How --  and if -- could the so-called "pink wave" continue into 2020? A new blog examines the question.

Not at Home in the Mitten: Understanding Michigan's Eviction Numbers

Katie Anderson — October 25, 2019

Eviction Lab: an exceptional tool to help track and understand the loss of housing in large, mid-size and small communities.

The word influence

In Other Words (Week of October 21)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — October 25, 2019

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

Stream in a field of grass

Independent Streams (Week of October 14)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — October 21, 2019

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

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In Other Words (Week of October 9)

Hannah Sweeney and Sejal Luthra — October 15, 2019

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

Stream flowing through grass

Independent Streams (Week of September 30)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — October 08, 2019

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

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