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Independent Streams (Week of March 18)

Our bi-weekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

No Clear Path Forward in Addressing Michigan's PFAS Contamination Policy

Simon Schuster — March 06, 2019

Michigan’s state government is looking to understand the full impact of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, but the effort may run into significant obstacles as the state moves to address the issue.

In Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State speech on Feb. 12...

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In Other Words (Week of February 18)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — February 25, 2019

Our biweekly compilation of policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan.

Arnold Weinfeld, Charles Ballard, Doug Bessette, Grant Gunn

Line 5 Worries and Checkbook Reality

A new State of the State Survey finds out what Michigan residents know about the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline, and how worried they are about any potential spill in icy waters.

A Personal Perspective: On the Opioid Crisis

Leah Owens — February 21, 2019

A very personal view on the opioid and suicide crisis in Michigan.

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Independent Streams (Week of February 11)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — February 15, 2019

Our biweekly roundup of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.

Why Today's Policymakers Are Younger

Trey Malone and Eric Walcott — February 15, 2019

A fresh take on seeking public office -- younger candidates are making their mark.

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In Other Words (Week of February 4)

Sejal Luthra and Hannah Sweeney — February 11, 2019

Our biweekly policy-related readings from divergent voices across Michigan. Their positions are On the Right, On the Left and Down the Middle.

Anticipation: A new governor's first State of the State speech

Simon Schuster — February 08, 2019

New Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is preparing to deliver her first State of the State speech, just a little more than a month from taking office. Here, a preview of that speech.

Solar's got the power. How bright's the economy? IPPSR Podcast

New research shines light on Michigan's energy choices. And the economy to come and our political preferences. Listen in!

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