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Leiser comments on state disinvestment in local government

May 9, 2022 Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio reports that disinvestment in Michigan's local governments has had a direct effect on the deterioration of basic infrastructure, especially water and sewage systems. Stephanie Leiser, who leads the Michigan Local Government Fiscal...
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Michigan Radio amplifies CLOSUP report on recycling

May 2, 2022 Michigan Radio
A recent CLOSUP report shows growing enthuiasm for and access to recycling services among Michigan's local governments. Michigan Radio interviewed Debra Horner, one of the report's authors, about the findings: "It’s not so much that there’s a lack...
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How we should think about the government's budget - Leiser

Mar 14, 2022 WXYZ
Many Americans use the analogy of a pie to think about the government budget. But, Sarah Leiser, lecturer of public policy and leader of the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project at CLOSUP, says there's another way to think about it. "It...
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Gears up for a Reelection Fight

Feb 8, 2022 Hour Detroit
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has a different, possibly truly novel reason for refusing to say whether she’d run for governor or some other job in 2026 if she wins a second four-year term in 2022: She’s not entirely sure American...
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Ivacko weighs in on 2022 Secretary of State election

Feb 7, 2022 HOUR Detroit
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is preparing for the 2022 election. So far, her Republican opponents don't seem viable based on their extreme views.  “If the GOP nominates QAnon conspiracy theorists, Benson will have an easier path...
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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...