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Rabe says some environmental legislation still possible

May 11, 2022 Los Angeles Times
Though President Biden's ambitious Build Back Better plan has stalled in Congress, some elements of his environmental agenda could still pass before the midterm elections in November.   Ford School professor Barry Rabe told the Los Angeles Times...
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Wolfers and Stevenson comment on jobs and inflation

May 6, 2022
Inflation has been as high as 8.5% in recent months, and despite other positive economic factors, CNN reports that President Joe Biden may be “close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy.” Ford School economics professor Justin...
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Hills opines on future of GOP, Michigan abortion law

May 1, 2022
Rusty Hills, lecturer in public policy, has been putting his years of experience as a Republican politician to analyze recent trends in Michigan politics on both sides of the aisle.  In an opinion piece for CNN, he says the influence of former...
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Rabe provides three lessons from successful HFC regulations

Mar 17, 2022
Regulation of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), “an ultra-potent class of greenhouse chemicals widely used in refrigeration,” has seen bipartisan success in Congress and internationally. Could the framework it laid out be used to regulate other greenhouse...
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Four ways to improve state-level climate policies - Basseches

Mar 17, 2022
Powerful interest groups have stalled federal climate action for years. As a result, states have assumed responsibility  for enacting their own climate change policy. But, there are still significant obstacles to passing “strong and effective...
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Speaker series to address "Democracy in Crisis"

Feb 21, 2022
U.S. democratic institutions are under attack. While law enforcement agencies and a Congressional committee still work to investigate the January 6, 2021, attacks on the Capitol – political violence aimed at blocking or overturning the results of...
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Ali breaks down crisis in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2022 Fox 2 Detroit
Tensions are heightening between Russia and Ukraine, prompting President Biden to meet with his National Security Council to discuss the conflict. "A full-up National Security Council meeting with the President of the United States, those don’t...
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Achieving comprehensive immigration reform in 48 hours!

Jan 23, 2022
Excitement was in the air as some 150 senators, ambassadors and representatives of national and international interest groups eyed each other at an eventing meeting, anxious, suspicious, hopeful that a comprehensive immigration reform package, so...
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Wolfers argues Build Back Better is not inflationary

Dec 23, 2021 CNN
When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) announced he could not support the Biden administration's Build Back Better plan, one of the reasons he cited was the inflationary effect an injection of $2 trillion could have on the economy. Ford School...
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2021: A year of public policy

Dec 16, 2021
The Ford School of Public Policy is a top-ranked public policy school dedicated to preparing diverse leaders to take on society’s most pressing challenges and make transformational discoveries through cutting-edge research. Experts from the Ford...
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Early education expert Weiland on the Build Back Better bill

Dec 13, 2021
Experts at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the Build Back Better bill making its way to the Senate floor. Below is an excerpt from a Michigan News faculty Q&A. Christina Weiland is an associate professor at the School of...
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Ali rings alarm bells on national security

Dec 10, 2021 Protect Democracy
In a week when President Biden convened a global summit on democracy, Javed Ali joined two other national security experts in who signed an open letter to Congress highlighting the security dangers that have risen from election subversion. Watch the...
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U-M expert on redistricting: The road back and ahead

Nov 16, 2021
The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is nearing the end of its work to draft new maps in an effort to end partisan gerrymandering. The mission was straightforward—use an independent commission instead of the state...
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The infrastructure bill: U-M Ford school experts can discuss

Nov 15, 2021
After months of haggling and horse-trading, Congress has passed—and President Joe Biden is poised to sign—a more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The law will usher in long-sought investment in roads, rail, bridges, broadband, the power grid...
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Big Ten policy schools collaborate on civic involvement

Nov 1, 2021
The University of Michigan is joining with other policy schools across the Big Ten to launch Democracy in the 21st Century, a conferencewide collaboration to develop educational programming that promotes active civic education and...