David Haynes

Professor David Haynes is a Professor of Public Administration and teaches in the MPA graduate program at Northern Michigan University, where he previously served as President. David has been involved in the public administration and political science field for over 45 years.

Thinking about Michigan’s state and local government financial future

A recent webinar put on by the Citizens Research Council shed some light on the financial future of Michigan’s state and local governments.

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Impact of COVID-19 on rural businesses and the Upper Peninsula communities

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently conducted a study to know what some local business owners are saying about when businesses should open, which should open first, and how it all impacts the employees of these businesses and the owners.

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Whispers, Noise & Rumors: May 4, 2020

State budget cuts, Dark Stores, rural capital investment, and summer festivals in the U.P. Read about these issues in our first edition of Rural Whispers, Noise & Rumors.

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Michigan needs a Rural Policy Director

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice,” or, “If you seek a…

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What is rural?

Our nation is made up of rural, urban and suburban areas. The federal and state…

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