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Ivacko comments on Michigan's tight Senate race in the WSJ

Oct 30, 2020
“Going into this election season, he was not particularly well-known,” said Tom Ivacko, referring to Mr. Peters. At the same time, Mr. Ivacko said Mr. James’s 2018 challenge helped him build “some name recognition fairly recently,” he said. He lost...
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Ivacko on shifting political landscape in northern Michigan

Oct 29, 2020
Speaking about a recent racial incident in the Leelanau Peninsula to  Bridge Michigan, Tom Ivacko said that the growth of Traverse City and the area’s influx of vacationers and retirees are shifting local politics. “If this pandemic pushes that even...
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Michigan Votes - Ford School faculty experts available

Oct 29, 2020
Contact: Daniel Rivkin, rivkind@umich.edu, +1-917-817-6323 Michigan Votes! ANN ARBOR — Experts at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the election process and results in Michigan...
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Hanson weighs in on Michigan's importance in 2020 election

Oct 27, 2020
“Michigan is clearly one of the battleground states,” said Hanson. “The vote totals we see Tuesday night are not going to be indicative of the overall totals," he said. "Probably, they’ll lead more toward Trump on Tuesday because more Republicans...
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Barr and Harris call for more inclusive payments systems

Oct 26, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr and professor of practice Adrienne Harris say the technologies  of the “payments revolution,” which enable people to make payments and access bank accounts more easily, can also lead to greater financial...
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Ford School names Weill Scholars and Weill Youth Policy Fellow

Oct 26, 2020
The Ford School has named its inaugural Weill Scholars, Fanta Condé (MPP ‘22) and Max Hill (MPP ‘22), along with its inaugural Weill Youth Policy Fellow, Heather Berg (MPP ‘23). All three students are recipients of prestigious Rackham Master’s...
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Rabe: Trump re-election would further marginalize EPA staff

Oct 21, 2020
It would be an “opportunity [for the Trump administration] to consolidate and finalize” deregulatory rules and interpretations now pending at EPA or in the courts, said Barry Rabe during an Oct. 15 Brookings Institution webinar on the election’s...
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Goldenberg's study finds mail-in voting safe and reliable

Oct 19, 2020
Edie Goldenberg studied mail-in balloting as part of a National Academy of Public Administration working group. The group found that “voting by mail is rarely subject to fraud, does not give an advantage to one political party over another and can...