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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.


Independent Streams (Week of April 16)

Abbey Frazier — April 20, 2018

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

If Democrats Want to Win Back Rural Trump Voters, They Should Run on Health Care

Luke Allen — April 19, 2018

Rural people are aware of the health care crisis affecting their communities. Hospital closures are concentrated in the south, but even here in Michigan the issues of health...

Groundwater Management, Fish Farming and the Asian Carp in Lake Erie: Highlights from the Most Recent Policy Forum

Simon Schuster — April 11, 2018

Two weeks ago, the Institute of Public Policy and Social Research held its most recent policy forum in Lansing focused on the health of the Great Lakes.

Rick Hobrla, from the state government's Office of the Great Lakes, opened the forum by highlighting the completion of Michigan's action...

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