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CLOSUP redistricting event featured in Detroit Free Press

Dec 5, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press: "'I think Michigan is going to play a very important poster child role moving forward,' said Moon Duchin, a mathematician at Tufts University who helped Michigan's commission review mapping input during the redistricting...
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Former Legislators Back Term Limits Changes

Nov 2, 2022 Gongwer
A survey of 110 former legislators shows overwhelming support for changing or abolishing term limits. The survey, which was conducted in 2020 and 2021 by Rusty Hills, a longtime Republican strategist now a lecturer at the University of Michigan Ford...
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Former legislators broadly favor reforming or ending term limits

Nov 2, 2022 University Record
As voters in Michigan consider a ballot measure to change the state’s legislative term limits, a survey of former legislators shows overwhelming support for reforming or abolishing the limits. The survey, conducted in 2020 and 2021 by Rusty Hills, a...
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68% Of Former Lawmakers Would Serve Again If Possible

Nov 2, 2022 MIRS
A total of 68% of 110 former state lawmakers said they would serve in the Legislature again if given a chance, according to a University of Michigan study published today. Some of them may soon get that...
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Fair elections on the ballot - Ivacko

Oct 31, 2022 CBC
CBC: Tom Ivacko at the University of Michigan says the fair administration of elections is absolutely an election issue this fall. Yet it's unclear how many Americans care: Ivacko noted polls indicating that 70 per cent view democracy as under...
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Ivacko breaks down Michigan Public Policy Survey for MLive

Oct 27, 2022 MLive
Tom Ivacko, MLive: "We released a report recently that found over half of Michigan local governments reporting their personnel have been harassed or abused by the public in the last few years, and much of what passes for public discourse on national...
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Spotlight Special: Economy, polling, policy on Inside Michigan's AAV

Oct 23, 2022 WXMI-Fox17 TV
On Saturday, October 22, (11:30 a.m.) on BOUNCE TV and Sunday, October23, (1:00 p.m.), on WMYD-TV 20, our Spotlight on the News Special: Inside Michigan's African Vote, looks at how the economy, polling, and policy may impact election 2022. Our...
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Survey examines election security, disinformation

Oct 12, 2022 Michigan Today
Michigan township and city officials are now even more confident in their jurisdiction’s election security and ability to administer an accurate election than when asked a similar question in 2020, when confidence was already high, according to...
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Despite Harassment, Local Officials Positive About Political Discourse

Oct 12, 2022 Gongwer (subscription required)
Although the tone of political discourse seems increasingly hostile, a new survey from the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy suggests that things might not be as bad as they seem. The results of the Michigan Public...
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Our Elections: Trust

Sep 26, 2022 Presidential Prayer Team
In their book, Our Broken Elections, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky, published in 2021, they begin, “It’s clear that Americans are separated not just by political disagreements but by a basic difference in how we regard...
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Financial reporting bill in Senate has muni lobby on edge

Sep 19, 2022 The Bond Buyer
The municipal market is rattled by legislation pending before the Senate that would require governments to standardize their financial reports, with opponents warning it would be onerous and costly and ultimately could shrink tax-exempt...