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Legislative Interns: Learning. Applying. Networking for success. Sign up now!

October 26, 2016

The time is now for state Capitol interns to sign up for the first of two great networking opportunities.

Sign up now for a January 27, 2017 workshop in internship best...

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Michigan Policy Insiders: Neither Liberal Nor Conservative

October 26, 2016

Most Michigan political “insiders” consider themselves neither liberal nor conservative.

Participants in state policymaking are more likely to identify as Republican than Michigan’s adult...

Commercials, Communications, Crises: MPLP's Incredible Media Weekend

October 06, 2016

Be a source BEFORE you are a subject.

Know your key messages.

Know the 10 C’s of communications.

With political public relations guru Kelly Rossman of Truscott Rossman and...

New Book Shows Democrats and Republicans Are Nothing Alike

October 06, 2016

Republicans embrace conservative values, smaller and simpler government and leaders who remain true to their beliefs.

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats focus on particular policy...

MPLP Speakers Howard Dean and Ana Navarro

Howard Dean and Ana Navarro Are 2017 MPLP Fundraiser Speakers

September 08, 2016

Marking the 2016 presidential campaign, Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program will feature a former Democratic presidential candidate and a Republican strategist and...

IPPSR Adds Forums on Mental Health Access and Emergency Manager Reform

August 16, 2016

IPPSR is extending its popular springtime Public Policy Forum Series to the fall season with two new forums -- Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.

The Sept. 7 panel will focus on access to mental health...

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Simulating the Michigan Legislature with MPLP

July 29, 2016

Briefcases are parked nose-to-nose at the foot of the walls and out of the way. Laptops are open, network connections are confirmed and everyone is wearing a name tag with someone else’s name....

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Michigan Political Leadership Program Tours Detroit

June 30, 2016

There were stories about Detroit’s Black Bottom and its legends in American music. There were sights of urban revitalization, an inspiring bus and walking tour of Michigan’s largest city and a...

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Learn, Lead, Succeed: Apply for MPLP

June 27, 2016

MPLP Fellows see state politics – and leadership -- from the inside out

They’re the men and women in neon red – hard hats – gaining an insider view of utility...

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IPPSR Unveils Unique Public Research Resource

June 27, 2016

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research unveiled a rich new resource designed to track changes in public policy across the nation’s 50 states, IPPSR Director...

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