- MSU reseachers find COVID growing more infections, Michigan at high risk - A team of researchers at Michigan State University has found the novel coronavirus is growing more infectious and threatens the future and the state’s successful economic progress. IPPSR has invited legislators to a number of informative COVID-related programs over Zoom, now available to view on IPPSR’s YouTube channel.
- Banning use of facial recognition technology among Michigan lawmakers’ proposed police reforms - State Rep. Tyrone Carter, a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum, supports a ban on facial recognition technology until “we clear all the bugs out of this system.”
- City Pulse on the Air – IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann, political scientist, appears Sunday evenings on Lansing City Pulse on the Air. In this edition, he foresees that President Donald Trump’s winning campaign rests in further coronavirus developments.
- Covid-19 Update - In a Facebook post, Sen. Sylvia Santana, Michigan Political Leadership Program alum, writes about an executive order requiring people to wear masks in stores and state employees to participate in implicit bias training.
- Did "underserved communities" get a fair share of forgivable COVID-19 loans? Hard to tell - Dr. Lisa Cook, MSU economist and IPPSR Affiliate Faculty member, is interviewed by Michigan Radio about the Paycheck Protection Program providing forgivable loans for small businesses.
- Survey Asks For Input On How Michigan K-12 Schools Handled COVID-19 - Lindsay Case-Palsrok, executive director of Launch Michigan, talked with MITechnews.com about a new survey asking how Michigan schools handled the pandemic coronavirus and what they can change this fall. She’s a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum.
- Whitmer vetoes bills to further delay taxes during pandemic - Joshua Lunger, Grand Rapids Chamber senior director of government affairs, advocates for businesses to be given more time to pay taxes in this story published by WWMT. He’s a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum.
- Former Pittsfield Township treasurer challenges supervisor in Aug. 4 primary - Mandy Grewal, a Michigan Political Leadership Program alum, faces a challenge in Pittsfield Township in the race for township supervisor.