In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes interviews Ed McBroom, a Republican member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 38th district in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Is McBroom considering a run for Governor next election? Watch or listen to this excellent interview to find out!
NMU student researcher Max Steele gives a detailed quantitative analysis of the Upper Peninsula’s GDP using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in his latest research paper published on Rural Insights.
NMU student researcher Isabelle Karl gives an in-depth look at the losses in revenue and increased costs for local governments in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula due to tax breaks given to big box stores under the “dark store” loophole. She also discusses current legislative efforts to change how big box stores in Michigan are taxed in order to bring more revenue to local communities.
TV6’s Nick Friend spoke to Rural Insights Director & Editor David Haynes recently about the rise in absentee ballots seen in the Upper Peninsula.
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may get their flu shots at scheduled drive-up flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical in Iron Mountain and at its seven community-based VA clinics.
Northern Michigan University Economics Professor Gary McDonnell was featured on the website WalletHub.com as an expert panelist for an article analyzing states affected most by unemployment claims.
Rural Insights contributor Jesse Sherman examined some of the challenges faced by veterans in rural America, in a recently-published paper.
A recent Rural Insights paper that examined the child care costs found that, though child care costs present a challenge in the State of Michigan as a whole, they are especially difficult for families in the Upper Peninsula when compared to the urban counties downstate.