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Michigan's Delicate Path Toward Improving Immunization Rates

Robert Swanson addresses attendees about Michigan's efforts to curb vaccination waivers.Michigan has seen a decline in the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, but vaccination waiver rates remain stubbornly high. Walking the delicate path of increasing vaccination rates while maintaining parental choice was the topic of IPPSR's final fall policy forum Nov. 15.

Michigan Policy Insiders Believe the next Governor will be a Democrat

Results from the third round of the Michigan Policy Insiders Panel (MPIP), conducted in March, indicates Michigan's insiders largely believe Michigan's next governor will be a Democrat.

Nearly 74% of the 374 insiders who responded predicted a Democrat will hold the state's highest office after the next election. Even slim majority of Republican-identified insiders, about 53%, predicted a Democrat will win the gubernatorial race, while 47% percent believe the winner will be Republican.

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