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Ford school faculty available to weigh in on 2024 elections

Jan 28, 2024
The University of Michigan has published an experts guide to the 2024 elections. Ford School faculty are available to offer insights on relevant issues impacting the elections, including the following:  Economics Betsey Stevenson, professor of...
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Hall and Hanson on GOP funding woes

Dec 7, 2023
"The Republican National Committee -- and some embattled state parties -- are dragging behind previous election cycles in fundraising weeks before the first primary voting for president in 2024," UPI reports. Ford School professor Richard Hall...
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Hanson on Kamala Harris's struggling poll numbers

Jul 25, 2023
A series of articles have highlighted Vice President Kamala Harris’s low polling numbers, “a daunting problem for a running mate as the 2024 presidential campaign gets under way.” FiveThirtyEight’s polling average showed Harris with a 52%...
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Michigan primary timetable could appear biased - Hanson

Jun 20, 2023 ABC News
Jonathan Hanson, ABC News: Karamo's ties to Trump may hurt her ability to convince some Republican candidates and voters that the change was made impartially. "I think it does have that potential," Jonathan Hanson, a lecturer at the Gerald R....
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Freedom Caucus tactics may backfire - Bednar

Jun 10, 2023 Newsweek
Jenna Bednar, Newsweek: Jenna Bednar, professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan, told Newsweek that although the headaches will likely continue while some members keep McCarthy "hostage," it may inadvertently...
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Rabe says Alaska taking a "leap of faith" with carbon credits

May 23, 2023 Associated Press
Barry Rabe, Associated Press: Lawmakers cast the bill as allowing Alaska to have the best of both worlds — continuing to permit oil drilling, mining and timber activities while also stepping into the potentially lucrative market for sequestering...
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Schwarz aligns with new centrist party

May 22, 2023 MLive
Joe Schwarz, MLive: The new party avoided being tied to one issue, Jeff Timmer said, focusing instead on supporting candidates who exhibit a “pro-democracy, pro rule of law, anti-extremist position.” He said there is more political extremism on the...
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Election deniers show severity of political divide - Hanson

May 2, 2023 Associated Press
Jonathan Hanson, Associated Press: “There’s a bunch of true believers out there who have taken it upon themselves to tamper with counting machines,” said Jonathan Hanson, an elections expert at the Gerald R. Ford School of Policy at the University...
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Texas Republicans fight renewables, part of a GOP trend, says Rabe

Apr 24, 2023 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Barry Rabe, Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Republicans are fighting renewables boom that's made Texas the king of clean energy. "This could indeed chill the continued expansion of renewables in the state," says Barry Rabe, a professor at the University of...
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Stevenson and 200+ economists urge Congress to raise debt limit

Mar 5, 2023
As the United States heads toward its debt-ceiling deadline, political leaders are posturing as they struggle to find a compromise to prevent default. In response, over 200 U.S. economists, including Professor Betsey Stevenson, sent a letter to...
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Wolfers optimistic on inflation and recession risks

Feb 8, 2023
The U.S. economic recovery from the significant setbacks of the pandemic has seen inflationary pressure from supply chain disruptions and the war in Ukraine, among other factors. Justin Wolfers, Ford School professor of public policy and...
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Rabe: Biden Administration faces conflicts in drilling decisions

Feb 2, 2023 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal: Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, said that the Biden administration’s mixed decision reflected the challenges it faces balancing the need to curb...
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Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...
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El-Sayed critiques DeSantis's COVID-19 investigation

Dec 15, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "The evidence is clear. Vaccines have saved and continue to save lives. A new study from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale University (one of DeSantis’s two Ivy League alma maters, by the way) showed that two years...
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An assessment of Michigan's redistricting process

Dec 5, 2022
In the aftermath of the first election that used newly-drawn districts in Michigan, created by an independent citizen’s commission, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and the Program in Practical Policy Engagement hosted a Policy Talk to...