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Ford School event reflects on Michigan redistricting process

Jan 21, 2022 Daily Advent
The Ford School of Public Policy held a virtual discussion Wednesday evening reflecting on Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting process and discussed how lessons from that process could be applied to the rest of the United States. This event was...
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Ford School event reflects on Michigan redistricting process

Jan 20, 2022 The Michigan Daily
The Ford School of Public Policy held a virtual discussion Wednesday evening reflecting on Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting process and discussed how lessons from that process could be applied to the rest of the United...
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7 Burning Questions for 2022

Jan 5, 2022 Hour Detroit
Will Gretchen Whitmer be reelected? Will Detroit allow recreational pot shops to open? How will Coleman Young II and once-nemesis Mike Duggan get along? Our panelists make their...
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U-M expert on redistricting: The road back and ahead

Nov 16, 2021 Michigan News, University of Michigan
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is nearing the end of its work to draft new maps in an effort to end partisan gerrymandering. The mission was straightforward—use an independent commission instead of the state legislature...
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Ivacko on federal infrastructure dollars in Michigan

Nov 15, 2021 The Detroit News
“The federal (infrastructure) funding is probably a once-in-a-lifetime lifeline, and it certainly is going to move the needle. But Michiganders need to understand that we have a long-term challenge. This federal money will last for a while, it will...
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Michigan governments sit on $11B from stimulus, as needs grow every day

Oct 25, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Battle Creek — Helping residents pay off nearly $2 million in delinquent utility bills.  Expanding high-speed internet access. Making major repairs at a wastewater treatment plant. There’s no shortage of ideas on how to spend a $30.5 million...
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Survey: Local Leaders' Views Of Whitmer, Legislature See Sharp Drop

Jul 8, 2021 Gongwer
(Subscription required) In the eyes of local government officials, the job performance of both Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled Legislature has slipped over the past year and there has been a rise in concern over...