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The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports and fosters applied academic research to inform local, state, and urban policy issues.

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Michigan Public Policy Survey

The MPPS is a biannual survey of Michigan's local government leaders. More info.

Report: Local government leaders' views on drinking water and water supply infrastructure in Michigan communities

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Report: Michigan local leaders say property tax appeals are common, disagree with 'dark stores' assessing

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Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative

The EEPI brings the latest academic knowledge to bear on issues of energy, environment, and climate policy. More info.

Report: Fewer Americans Doubt Global Warming is Occurring

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Report: American Views on Fracking

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