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Report: States Face Daunting Challenges to Address COVID-19 School Closures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Students learn and teachers teach at Bennett Woods Elementary School in Okemos on Wednesday November 28, 2012

As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments are…

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Michigan Residents Feel Upbeat on Economy, Less so on Trump

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

According to the latest State of the State Survey, Michiganders are more positive about their personal finances than they’ve been in nearly two decades, but their feelings about President…

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‘Red State Blues’ Reveals How Political Parties Haven’t Changed Policies

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Congress

The political divide between Democrats and Republicans seems to be the most contentious in recent years but in his latest book, “Red State Blues,” Michigan State University political…

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Survey Reveals Michigan’s Fears Regarding Line 5 Spill

Monday, February 25, 2019
Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac, State of the State Survey, Mackinac Bridge, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Michigan residents are worried about a spill of the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac and are even more concerned about a rupture…

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Grant Expands Policy Education

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Berkey Hall

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, or IPPSR, will expand its role as a hub for critical policy leadership, education and learning with a…

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IPPSR Kicks Off 26th Year of Public Policy Forums

Friday, September 14, 2018
State Capitol

Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research kicks off its 26th year of public policy forums beginning Sept. 19 with a panel on the state’s…

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IPPSR Grants Extend Applied Public Policy Research Across Michigan

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Photo of outside of Berkey Hall

New research projects exploring teaching, public schools, affordable housing, the health of the Great Lakes and community fiscal health are winners of the Institute for Public Policy and…

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Latest State of the State Survey Indicates Increased Consumer Confidence

Monday, June 18, 2018
Lansing Capitol

Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. “Michigan’s consumer confidence…

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Survey Results Show Michigan Voters Undecided on Governor Elections

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Vote here sign

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or…

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Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

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