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Lead pipe replacement needs consistent funding, says Leiser

Jan 15, 2021 Bridge
An article in Bridge magazine about funding for replacing lead pipes notes that,  "Often, the communities with the biggest backlog of upgrades and fixes are the least-equipped financially to pay for them. As a result, they must raise rates. That...
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Lewis co-chairs task force to examine campus public safety procedures

Jan 15, 2021 MLive
MLive reports, "A 20-person University of Michigan task force will examine what’s working and what improvements need to be made with the university’s Division of Public Safety and Security. The "Advancing Public Safety at the University of Michigan...
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For Hanson, potential presidential self-pardon raises serious questions

Jan 14, 2021 Folha de S. Paulo
Hanson told Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's largest newspaper, that any self-pardon would be controversial and probably end up in front of the Supreme Court. The court has a majority of conservative judges – three of whom are appointed by Trump. “From...
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Watkins-Hayes addresses COVID-19 vaccine reluctance

Jan 12, 2021 Detroit Free Press
Watkins-Hayes commented in an article in the Detroit Free Press about reluctance in the Black community in Detroit to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. "These racial and class differences are both disconcerting and yet completely understandable and...
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Stevenson comments on recession's "triple punch" for women

Jan 12, 2021 CNN
Stevenson tells CNN the impact of the pandemic is a triple punch for women. "They're just disproportionately likely to hold the kinds of jobs we needed to send people home from," said Stevenson. "Women do a lot of caring jobs, in-person jobs....
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Capitol Police riot response requires scrutiny, says Hanson

Jan 10, 2021 MLive
Hanson, a former congressional legislative assistant, told MLive, “What I’m surprised about is how easy it was for them to break into the Capitol and sort of rampage around in offices on the Senate floor.” “I was taken aback how ill-prepared the...
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Bednar says Trump punishment necessary to affirm the Constitution

Jan 10, 2021 The National Interest
Speaking to The National Interest, Bednar said, “Our laws and the Constitution itself depend on a belief that those who violate them will be punished. Many lawmakers have condemned the president’s role in inciting the attack on the Capitol. If they...
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Hanson gives historical perspective to violence in Washington

Jan 8, 2021
The seeds of the violence that took place in Washington, DC, on January 6, can be traced back to President Trump’s rhetoric in his 2016 campaign, his statements during the re-election campaign over the summer, and even to the Michigan statehouse...
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Ivacko on voter education and voter ID laws

Jan 7, 2021 Bridge Detroit
"There are a lot of complicated laws governing elections and they can be confusing both to voters and to poll workers," according to Tom Ivacko. “Some of the recent changes have added to the complexity and the need for voters to really do their...
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Parthasarathy profiled: why we need to diversify expertise

Jan 5, 2021 Public Books
In a Public Books Public Thinker profile, Shobita Parthasarathy discusses what drew her to science and technology policy, gene patents and testing, COVID-19, and the role of diversity and activism in science/technology to regain public trust.  In...
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Ivacko makes 2021 political predictions for Michigan

Jan 5, 2021 Hour Detroit
Ivacko joins other political experts to answer eight burning questions in Michigan politics. Will Mike Duggan be reelected?  What will become of twice-failed candidate John James? Who will benefit from congressional redistricting? And more. On...
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Wolfers: New stimulus is just the first half of the bridge

Jan 5, 2021 NPR
Wolfers: "This is a bill that's going to provide extra support for the unemployed, who really are among the most needy right now, all the way through till the middle of March, when we know the vaccine's not really going to be widely available until...
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Shaefer shares food insecurity insights on the Food First podcast

Jan 5, 2021 Food First podcast
Shaefer: "A number of years ago work requirements were reimposed on food stamps for adults without dependents....We looked at the research nationally and locally....when you add work requirements, there is very little evidence there it has any...
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Rabe on Trump's push for midnight regulation

Jan 5, 2021 The Detroit News via The Omaha World-Herald
"This would not be the first administration to do it, but the sheer range of things that they are trying to finish off or nail down is really pretty stunning," said Barry Rabe.  Read the full Detroit News article via The Omaha...
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Celeste Watkins-Hayes takes a people-centered research approach

Jan 4, 2021
New Ford School sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes works at the intersection of inequality, public policy, and institutions, with a special focus on urban poverty and race, class, and gender studies. Her most recent book Remaking a Life: How Women...
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Rabe and Raimi review 2020 energy and environmental policy

Dec 29, 2020 Resources Radio
Barry Rabe joined Daniel Raimi on his Resources Radio podcast to review the most important energy and environmental policy developments of 2020. Rabe's take: "We can say that 2020 shows that climate change is visible. It's drawing more people in...
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UK-EU trade deal will slow auto trade - Deardorff

Dec 29, 2020 Detroit News
"If nothing else, it will slow down the trade," Deardorff tells the Detroit News. "It's going to take longer for everything to move across the border."  You can read the article...