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Extreme poverty: 2.8 million children in the U.S. live on $2 per day

Friday, February 24, 2012

A new report indicates that one in five households with children in poverty are surviving on the cash equivalent of a half gallon of milk per person per day in a given month.

The National Poverty Center has just released a report that examines poverty trends between 1996 and 2011. The number of households with children who are in extreme poverty in a given month—living at $2 or less in income per person per day— in 2011 totaled roughly 1.46 million households, including 2.8 million kids. This number is up from 636,000 households in 1996, nearly a 130 percent increase.

The study finds that in-kind public programs are having an effect, though. The number of children living in extreme poverty is cut in half to 1.4 million in 2011 when the statistics take into account benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).

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Cooperation, Coordination, and Conciliation: John D. Dingell spells out what's lacking in Congress

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Congress is an extremely well-designed institution," observed Rep. John D. Dingell at the Ford School event "What's gone so wrong with Congress?" on February 22. "But it's unfortunately run by human beings." Nearly 200 people attended the conversation with Dingell, which was hosted by Ford School professor Richard L. Hall.

Dingell fielded questions from Hall, and audience queries presented by MPP students, on a range of policy issues from the Affordable Care Act to whether gay marriage should be a part of the 2012 DNC platform. He also noted more than once that Congress should try to diffuse partisan bitterness and work across the aisle.

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Voice of America quotes John Ciorciari about funding for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Voice of America reports that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has requested $92 million from a group of 15 donor countries to cover operational costs the next two years.

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Michigan Radio interviews Richard L. Hall, Joe Schwarz about campaign funding, lobbyists, and term limits

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Richard L. Hall and Joe Schwarz spoke with Michigan Radio's Lester Graham in a story called "Money and politics: when the fix makes it worse."

The problem, as explained by Graham, is "[c]ampaign contributions and cozy relationships with lobbyists make voters wonder if their elected officials have their best interests at heart."

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Joe Schwarz interview by Michigan Radio, "Money Talks: But is it free speech?"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Michigan Radio's Michigan Watch interviewed Joe Schwarz, a lecturer at the Ford School and former member of Congress, about how a recent Supreme Court decision to remove the cap on political ad spending will affect voters.

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Lavelle: Women more likely than men to lose health insurance after divorce

Friday, February 17, 2012

Women are at greater risk than men of losing health insurance after a divorce, according to a new study led by Ford School doctoral candidate Bridget Lavelle.

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Jacob discusses MEAP results on "The Craig Fahle Show"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WDET talk show host Craig Fahle interviewed Ford School professor of education policy Brian A. Jacob about the recent Michigan Education Assessment Program results and their implications for Michigan.

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Rabe: "Wild West-style energy extraction" contrasts with residents' views

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ford School professor of environmental policy Barry G. Rabe has co-authored an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer responding to new legislation in Pennsylvania concerning natural-gas extraction.

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Schwarz pens Free Press op-ed, "MSU's insurance mandate makes healthy sense"

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Michigan State University's new policy to require incoming students to have health insurance or enroll in a university-provided plan has been criticized by some state lawmakers.

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The Detroit Free Press quotes Brian A. Jacob on improving student performance

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Michigan significantly raised the bar for its Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) last year, and the first test results are in: many students and schools have a long way to go to meet the new standards, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press.

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Forrest Cox (BA '13) honored as a 2012 MLK Spirit Award recipient

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Forrest Cox (BA '13) was recognized as a 2012 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award recipient during the 26th annual MLK Symposium on Jan. 21 at the School of Social Work.

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Shobita Parthasarathy's book, Building Genetic Medicine, which informs the debate over gene patents, re-released in paperback

Monday, February 13, 2012

Shobita Parthasarathy's book on the development and implications of gene testing and patenting has been re-released in paperback by The MIT Press.

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Barry Rabe quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about role of Public Utility Commission in regulation of shale gas drilling

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Barry Rabe was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (PUC) potential new role in the regulation of shale operations. In legislation awaiting the governor's approval, the PUC would be responsible for reviewing local gas extraction ordinances to determine if any community has overstepped their regulatory boundaries.

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The New York Times cites Dynarski study in article on the education gap between rich and poor

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The New York Times referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that discusses the widening achievement gap between students from high- and low-income families.

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MPPS report on Gov. Snyder's Economic Vitality Incentive Program gives insight into what local leaders may expect from his second budget announcement

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Local governments who saw their funding level from the state decrease under Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Economic Vitality Incentive Program in 2011 sometimes regained portions of that funding by enhancing accountability tools.

The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), published February 1 by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), suggests many of them would be prepared to do so again as the governor prepares to announce his second budget this week.

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Ford School, STPP student Jasmine Crumsey joins in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill

Thursday, February 2, 2012

University of Michigan ecology graduate student Jasmine Crumsey joined nearly 30 other scientists from across the country in Washington, DC, this week to brief congressional staff members about climate change research.

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Sheldon Danziger comments on safety net for very poor following Romney's remarks

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sheldon Danziger, director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, commented on the strength of programs for the very poor following controversial remarks by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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MPPS report about Economic Vitality Incentive Program appears in Associated Press, more

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), published Wednesday by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), was detailed in an Associated Press story that was published in a number of papers, including the Chicago Tribune.

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Barry Rabe's work cited in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on President Obama's shale gas endorsement.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

President Obama's message in the State of the Union in support of shale gas drilling likely found a receptive audience in parts of Pennsylvania—a state considered essential to his reelection effort in 2012, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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