The Richmond experiment has tested the community’s ability to maintain an environment favorable to education and business interests. If the policy becomes successful in the long-term, many other cities and municipalities may consider new mechanisms such as a sales tax to improve public schools.
The Contemporary’s Editor-in-Chief, Benjamin Collinger, spoke with Mr. Lubetzky about incentivizing social entrepreneurship, how to maintain a company culture that constantly challenges assumptions, and a variety of other topics.
San Francisco’s Tenderloin district is just one story of uneven development and gentrification that has puzzled city policymakers.
Legalization will not be a large change for students at the University of Michigan, where marijuana has been decriminalized off-campus in the city of Ann Arbor—only steps away from university property.
Minnesota is one of many states with a serious need for reform in services for people with developmental disabilities.
Proponents of ranked-choice voting argue that it eliminates voters’ need to choose between the “lesser of two evils” and allows independent candidates to run for office without fear of becoming spoilers.
My own initial unwillingness to discuss my experiences with mental illness led to an intense feeling of isolation, as well as a deep misunderstanding of the resources available to me in a time of crisis. In order to educate the general public, reduce stigma, and even prevent tragedy, it is imperative that the voices of people with mental illness are heard.
All of these issues will come to play in the midterm elections in Michigan, a “purple” state that normally votes for democrats in national elections but republicans in local and state elections.
Greene County showed strong support to President Donald Trump during the election—Trump received 10,849 votes from Greene County during the 2016 General Election, and Hillary Clinton received only 4,482, according to state data. Yet, the same county—and the entire congressional district it’s a part of—contains more registered Democrats than Republicans.
Democrats could potentially be close to flipping the house, and whether students support a Democratic or Republican House, their vote will matter immensely in the outcome.