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Student Working Papers

The Need for Increased Police Funding in Detroit

April 1, 2017
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Lucas Ryan
Detroit, for all intents and purposes, used to be one of the most thriving cities in the United States. Following the end of World War Two, the auto industry in Detroit was one of the most promising the world. In 1950, Detroit was home to roughly...
MPPS, Local government fiscal health

The Michigan Public Policy Survey

April 2009
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Debra Horner, Tom Ivacko
The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is unique in the nation as the only ongoing survey of all general purpose local governments across an entire state. Its mission is to inform and improve policymaking with data not available from any other source, by surveying the state’s local...