News Entries from 2012

Policy reasons for exempting police, fire from Right to Work remain unclear (Craig Ruff in the Bridge)

Craig Ruff quoted in "Policy reasons for exempting police, fire from Right to Work remain unclear" on BridgeMI.com.   [Read More...] Share:

Daimler to announce $100M investment as Obama visits Detroit Diesel (Craig Ruff in The Detroit News)

Craig Ruff quoted in The Detroit News article "Daimler to announce $100M investment as Obama visits Detroit Diesel" on 12/10/12. [Read More...] Share:

Window of opportunity: GOP strength, lame-duck session seen as key (Craig Ruff in Crain’s Detroit Business)

Craig Ruff quoted in Crain's Detroit Business article "Window of opportunity: GOP strength, lame-duck session seen as key" on 12/9/12. [Read More...] Share:

Snyder’s moderate label on the line (Craig Ruff in Detroit News)

Craig Ruff quoted in the Detroit News article "Snyder's moderate label on the line" on 12/8/2012. [Read More...] Share:

Campaign contributions by PAC tied to Grand Valley State University down about 95 percent since 2004 (Ken Sikkema, MLive.com)

Ken Sikkema quoted in "Campaign contributions by PAC tied to Grand Valley State University down about 95 percent since 2004" on MLive.com (12/6/12). [Read More...] Share:

Snyder puts right to work on agenda (Craig Ruff, The Detroit News)

Craig Ruff, Senior Policy Fellow, comments on The Detroit News Article "Snyder puts right to work on agenda: Gov concedes to public debate on controversial legislation" (12/5/2012) [Read More...] Share:

As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Working Families Brace Themselves (Peter Pratt, WILX.com)

As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Working Families Brace Themselves (Peter Pratt on WILX TV 10) [Read More...] Share:

Stateside: Education reforms aim to change schools’ formats (MichiganRadio.com)

Jeff Williams and MLive reporter Tim Martin talk about proposed changes to the education system in Michigan. [Read More...] Share: .vc_custom_1478099277665{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;} PSC’s Year in ReviewFebruary 20, [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Julie Metty Bennett Joins Ownership Team at Public Sector Consultants

For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff Williams and Peter Pratt Public Sector Consultants (517) 484-4954 LANSING  ̶  Public Sector Consultants today announced that Julie Metty Bennett would join Jeff Williams, CEO, [...]

Stateside: Education Achievement Authority faces loss of Detroit Public Schools (Michelle Richard on Michigan Public Radio)

Stateside: Education Achievement Authority faces loss of Detroit Public Schools (Michelle Richard on Michigan Public Radio, 11/14/2012) [Read More...] Share:

Obama victory means health care reform moves forward, execs say (Peter Pratt, CrainsDetroit.com)

Peter Pratt in Crain's Detroit Business (11/07/12). [Read More...] Share:

Proposal 4: In-Home Care Workers (Craig Ruff, WILX.com)

Craig Ruff quoted on WILX.com regarding Proposal 4: In-Home Care Workers. [Read More...] Share:

Proposal 1: The Emergency Manager Law (Craig Ruff, WILX.com)

Craig Ruff is quoted regarding Proposal 1 (The Emergency Manager Law or Public Act 4). Posted on WILX.com on October 29, 2012 [Read More...] Share:

Michigan Unions Seek Constitutional Protection (Craig Ruff, PEWstates.org)

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Snyder finds voice on ballot proposals (Craig Ruff in the Detroit News)

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Phil Power: School reform opportunity (Traverse City Record Eagle)

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Propsal 3: Ken Sikkema & Dianne Byrum Discuss Both Sides of the Issue (Michigan Matters, CBS TV62 Detroit)

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Loss of a colleague…Gary Olson

We are saddened today by the passing away of our colleague and friend, Gary Olson. Gary worked for two years at PSC as senior policy fellow after retiring from a [...]

After election scandal and close primary, Roy Schmidt’s re-election chances in November debated (Craig Ruff quoted in MLive.com)

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For pro-business candidates, today’s primary is ‘the race’ (Craig Ruff quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business)

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Jeff Williams live in studio on school aid in MI (MIBigShow, H1S4)

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A Health Impact Assessment of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Climate Sustainability Plan Recommendations (HealthImpactProject.org)

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Tony Conley’s Interview with Jeff Williams (1320 WILS)

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What’s Next After the Supreme Court Ruling?

By Peter Pratt, President, Public Sector Consultants Whether you agree or disagree with the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as [...]

Colleges’ ROI more complicated than simple math (Jeff Williams in Bridge Magazine)

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Michigan Business Beat Podcast with Peter Pratt

Michigan Business Beat Podcast with Peter Pratt regarding the personal property tax reform (Michigan Business Network.com). Originally aired on 4/27/2012   [Read More...] Share:

COLUMN: Don’t let personal property tax reform stymie Michigan’s wind industry

Column: Don't let personal property tax reform stymie Michigan's wind industry MLive.com By Shanna Draheim Click here to read the article. Share:

OPINION: Tax reform efforts in Lansing could hurt Michigan’s wind energy industry (AnnArbor.com)

OPINION: Tax reform efforts in Lansing could hurt Michigan's wind energy industry Ann Arbor.com Guest Column by Shanna Draheim Click here to read more. Share:

Cutting business equipment tax will mean cuts to local governments and higher real estate taxes (Ken Sikkema on Michigan Radio)

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In college readiness, Michigan falls short (PSC and Bridge Magazine)

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Conservation leader still active in Michigan (Jack Bails in the Wausau Daily Herald)

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What’s next for Public Act 4? (Ken Sikkema on Michigan Radio)

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Push begins for Nov. ballot petitions (Craig Ruff in the Detroit News)

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Consent plan calls for quasi EM (Craig Ruff in the Detroit News)

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Political Roundup: Republican agenda moving forward? (Michigan Radio with Ken Sikkema)

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Mark Coscarelli speaks at the 2012 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference

Mark Coscarelli spoke about the layout and history of the watershed at the 2012 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference at Saginaw Valley University. Click here to read the article posted on [...]

PSC adds new Governance and Regulation division

PSC adds new Governance and Regulation division LANSING  ̶  Public Sector Consultants today announced Vice President Emily Houk as the head of its new Governance and Regulation division. Houk will [...]

Weighing in on the primary (Michigan Radio with Ken Sikkema)

Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, joins a panel of speaks with Michigan Radio’s Jennifer White  to discuss where the Republican presidential [...]

Julie Metty Bennett talks about the Michigan’s Metropolitan and Urban Strategy

Julie Metty Bennett talks about the Michigan’s Metropolitan and Urban Strategy, a report prepared by PSC and the Brookings Institute, on WJIM-AM. Click here to listen to her interview. Share:

Michigan Radio Interview with Michelle Herbon

Michigan Radio interview with Michelle Herbon, a Senior Consultant at Public Sector Consultants. (Michigan Radio, 1/31/2012) [Read More...] Share:

2011 Michigan Prophecy Contest Results

2011 Michigan Prophecy Contest Results The first place winner of the 2011 Michigan Prophecy Contest is Don Tilley with 45 points out of a total of 61. Second place goes [...]