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Rabe on the current political climate for environmental policy

Oct 5, 2021
In a flurry of articles in E&E News, Barry Rabe commented on the state of environmental policy as Congress weighs climate measures in the reconciliation bill, the Environmental Protection Agency writes power plant regulations, and midwestern states...
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Stevenson on pandemic effects and opportunities

Sep 29, 2021
This week, Betsey Stevenson spoke to NPR and PBS about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, from supply chains around the world, to a changing workforce, and U.S. government debt. "COVID's affecting the entire world. There are entire...
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Riecker Fellowship sends two MPP students to Capitol Hill

Jan 28, 2019
The Ford School is sending two students, Chelsea Davis (MPP ’19) and Benjamin Eikey (MPP ’19) to Capitol Hill this winter as the Riecker Fellows in the offices of U.S. Senator Gary Peters and Congressman John Moolenaar. The Riecker Michigan...

Rabe in HuffPo on likely impact of Republican jobs bills

Dec 2, 2014
Barry Rabe was one of five policy and economic experts tapped by the Huffington Post to examine the merits of the 40-plus jobs bills Republicans have tried to pass in recent years. While the majority of the bills have stalled in the...

Hall characterizes minimum wage bill lobbying activity

May 22, 2014
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg BNA, a division of Bloomberg, some 40 different groups spent money in the first three months of 2014 to lobby Congress on the minimum wage bill. Labor unions were for the bill; business groups were...

Justin Wolfers speaks with MSNBC on tax reform, fiscal cliff

Nov 27, 2012
With automatic federal deficit reduction measures set to take effect in January, Justin Wolfers appeared on MSNBC's "NOW with Alex Wagner" to discuss the role of tax reform in reducing the U.S. deficit. Wolfers discussed various perspectives on...
State & Hill

Opening doors to higher education

Sep 16, 2009
The Obama Administration implements Susan Dynarski's research on financial aid Stretched family incomes, fewer private sources of credit, and rising tuition costs–while still a key predictor of lifetime earnings, a college education has become...

The Role of Congress in U.S. Diplomacy

Oct 25, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom 1110 Weill Hall
We invite you to a student session with Congressman Ted Deutch and his Chief of Staff Josh Rogin.
Ford School
Citi Foundation Lecture, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

What's gone wrong in Washington, and why it doesn't have to be this way

Sep 19, 2013, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
With more than three decades of policy experience and knowing how Washington does – and doesn't – work, recently retired U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe has keen and contemporary insights on what Congressional initiatives to look for in the coming year.

What has gone so wrong with Congress?

Feb 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschooldingell Hosted by: Richard L. Hall, Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts From the speaker's bio John D.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

It's even worse than it looks: a conversation with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein

Nov 27, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public. Book sales and signing immediately following. Continue the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks Thomas Mann (MA '68, PhD '77) and Norman Ornstein (PhD '74) will discuss their most recent book, the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism.
Ford School