News Entries from 2016

The evolution of online learning in policy and the classroom (Model D)

By Natalie Burg of Model D In 2007, Pete Bush became the principal for Coopersville High School near Grand Rapids, which had no online learning opportunities in place. But because he knew [...]

Political pundits debrief after closest presidential race in Michigan history (Michigan Radio)

By Lindsey Scullen of Michigan Radio One of the most divisive elections in our country’s history is now in the rear-view mirror. At Monday night’s Issues & Ale Pundit Summit, we debriefed [...]

Managing the storm: Efforts encourage property owners to go green, not drain (Crain’s Detroit Business)

By Jay Greene of Crain's Detroit Business What does modern stormwater management look like? If you ask engineering experts, more ponds, wetlands and vegetative ditches could replace past practices, such [...]

PSC Announces New Addition To The Family (Michigan Business Network)

From Michigan Business Beat by the Michigan Business Network Chris Holman interviews Peter Pratt, president of Public Sector Consultants. In this role, and as an owner of the firm, he [...]

Political roundup: State Capitol building in need of repair; public money for private schools (Michigan Radio)

By Stateside Staff at Michigan Radio The Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was built in 1879, and later restored in 1992. Now, in 2016, its caretakers say there are [...]

Michigan can do a lot better for families that need child care, report says (Michigan Radio)

By Stateside Staff at Michigan Radio Any parent can tell you that child care is one of the biggest challenges a family can face. A new report finds that Michigan [...]

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Women’s Commission (michigan.gov)

Press Release from the State of Michigan LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Mary Templeton of Plymouth as well as the reappointments of Joanne Dawley [...]

Universities Impacting Detroit (Michigan Business Network)

From Michigan Business Beat by the Michigan Business Network Chris Holman spent some time with Jeff Mason, Executive Director, URC, (University Research Corridor), and Jeff Guilfoyle, vice president at Public [...]

After Flint crisis, change the way we spend on infrastructure (Detroit Free Press)

By Chuck Hersey, Free Press guest writer & PSC senior policy fellow Among the lessons from the Flint water crisis, one of the most important is to never again let [...]

Michigan’s record on infrastructure: Ignore everything (Bridge Magazine)

By Lindsay VanHulle of Bridge Magazine LANSING — In the summer of 2003, a massive power outage brought a swath of the eastern United States and Canada ‒ including much of [...]

Panel suggests mix of wind, solar, gas power for BWL (Lansing State Journal)

By Ken Palmer of the Lansing State Journal A legislative panel investigating the Flint water crisis will hear a report tomorrow about how serious the problem might be in the [...]

Legislative panel takes a broader view of Flint water crisis (Michigan Radio)

By Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio A legislative panel investigating the Flint water crisis will hear a report tomorrow about how serious the problem might be in the rest of the [...]

Failing infrastructure threatens Michigan’s public health, safety and economy (Bridge Magazine)

Bridge Magazine Guest Commentary by Mike Nystrom, executive vice president of the Michigan Transportation and Infrastructure Association Many times every day in Michigan, we drink and cook with water from our [...]

GLREA has a new “Michigan Women in Energy” series to recognize some of the many women in Michigan making significant contributions to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency (glrea.org)

The narratives are posted at www.glrea.org and will be shared here on Facebook. This narrative recognizes Julie Metty Bennett. Julie Metty Bennett—a well-known advocate for protecting and preserving Michigan’s natural [...]

Dogs know it when they smell it— Michigan business uses innovative team to track sewage contamination (Michigan Environmental Council)

By Andy McGlashen of the Michigan Environmental Council From the Winter 2016 Michigan Environmental Report Dogs have had jobs ever since they started hanging out with humans: Protect the sheep. [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Michelle Richard Promoted to Vice President

For Immediate Release Contact: Selma Tucker, Director of Marketing and Communications Public Sector Consultants (517) 484-4954 Michelle Richard Promoted to Vice President LANSING - Public Sector Consultants (PSC) is pleased to [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Statewide Database, Census Info to Detail How State Actions Have Damaged Michigan Cities (mml.org)

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2016 Contact: Matt Bach Director of Media Relations Michigan Municipal League (734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073 mbach@mml.org; www.mml.org Statewide Database, Census Info to Detail How State [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Kuntzsch Solutions Joins Forces with Public Sector Consultants

For Immediate Release Contact: Selma Tucker, Director of Marketing and Communications Public Sector Consultants (517) 484-4954 LANSING, Mich. - As of today, Kuntzsch Solutions has merged with Public Sector Consultants (PSC), [...]

Thank You Ken Sikkema

At Public Sector Consultants (PSC), we are fortunate that clients regularly hire us to do interesting and important public policy work that moves Michigan forward. Every now and then, our [...]

Best Thing About Public Sector Consultants Video

Before ringing in the new year and making resolutions, we asked staff, “What is the best thing about PSC?” A whole lot of wonderful ensued. Check it out! Share:

Scary but inevitable: survey reveals thoughts on driverless cars (Great Lakes Echo)

We haven’t quite made it to flying cars, but driverless cars could soon be a thing. Michiganders are wary about it. A recent survey shows that widespread publicity about autonomous [...]

Water quality, automated cars stir interest of Michigan voters (Capital News Service)

LANSING — The controversy about elevated levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water has sparked significant concern about water quality across Michigan, a new statewide poll shows. More than 90 [...]

Water quality stirs interest of Michigan voters (Great Lakes Echo)

The controversy about elevated levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water has sparked significant concern about water quality across Michigan, a new statewide survey shows. More than 90 percent of [...]