Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- Obama’s Trip to Poisoned Flint Spotlights Economic Inequality. Following President Obama’s visit to Flint on May 4th, State of the State Survey results are cited in the event’s coverage.
- When is $500 million worth nothing? The Detroit Free Press Editorial Board comments on the recently passed plan to save Detroit Public Schools, and quotes 2014 Legislative Leadership Program’s Speaker and Detroit’s mayor, Mike Duggan.
- Michigan's Snyder Under Siege Over Racial Impact of Policy. Associated Press story quotes IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann on Gov. Snyder's success in Detroit and challenges in Flint.
- Michigan looks to lead on regulation of autonomous vehicles. A package of bills, some introduced last week and others planned for the future, hopes to make Michigan a leader.
- Not so fast: A bill to raise state speed limits veers off track. A review of research performed for the Michigan Department of Transportation may slow down legislation that wants to raise speeds on the state’s biggest freeways.
- Lawmakers Get Into LGBTQ Rights Dispute. Michigan Political Leadership Program alum Nathan Triplett is quoted on transgender bathroom disputes.
- The Republican Trump Meltdown and the Fight Over the Democratic Party’s Future. Jonathan Chait cites party asymmetry research by IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann to understand changes in the party coalitions.
- They're Still Not Telling the Real Story. Paul Rosenberg cites the same party asymmetry research to predict future changes in the Republican and Democratic parties.
- Education, Law, and Detroit. IPPSR co-sponsored a forum at the Michigan State University Law School.