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Michigan Consumers Upbeat About Economy

June 21, 2016

Michigan residents are remaining confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to results from Michigan State...

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For Work on Legislation to Prevent Overdose Deaths, Lansing Woman Wins Rosenthal Intern Award

May 25, 2016

New Michigan State University graduate Taylor Thrush is this year’s winner of MSU’s Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award.

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Legislative Leadership and Trust in Government at MPLP

May 20, 2016

From the much-photographed front steps to the many-storied paintings of Michigan governors, MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellows saw the state’s most recognizable building from the...

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Flint Fallout: Snyder's Popularity Plummets

April 19, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State...

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Searchable Databases of Policy Research and Experts Launched

April 08, 2016

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research is unveiling a new set of databases designed to serve as university-wide site for public policy information and research...

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Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

March 22, 2016

A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says.

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Only State of the State Survey Calls Close Sanders-Clinton Race

March 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary, winning 50 percent to 48 percent on Tuesday, March 8, shocking political observers who had expected an easy...

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Karl Rove and Jim Messina Headline MPLP Events

February 22, 2016

The power strategists behind the winning presidential campaigns of the past two decades were stars of the stage, screen and crowds at MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program’s annual dinner...

MPLP Honors 2015 Class At Graduation

February 02, 2016

A sales developer, communications specialist, youth academy director and director of government relations for the Small Business Association of Michigan are among the 24 graduates of the 2015...

For First Time, Snyder's Ratings Top Obama's

February 02, 2016

President Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in more than four years, while Gov. Rick Snyder’s ratings held steady. As a result, Snyder’s approval rating was higher...

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