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U-M Explores Strategies for Dealing with Water-level Changes in the Great Lakes

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U-M Explores Strategies for Dealing with Water-level Changes in the Great Lakes

By John Callewaert, H. Dominique Abed and Elizabeth LaPorte  Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including historic lows on lakes Michigan and Huron in 2013 and substantial upward trends in 2014, are creating serious challenges for many shoreline property owners, tourism-related businesses, municipal planners and others. To help these community stakeholders and decision makers determine the best strategies for dealing with these water-level changes, the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute is...

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MSU Scholars Create System to Address School Fiscal Stress 

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MSU Scholars Create System to Address School Fiscal Stress 

A financial health-indicator system created by Michigan State University scholars could prevent many Michigan school districts from reaching the crisis point. Gov. Rick Snyder has prioritized increased transparency and accountability in school finance. During his State of the State address Jan. 20, Snyder called for the creation of a financial scorecard for Michigan schools. Fifty-seven Michigan school districts ended 2014 with a deficit or projected deficit, and many are in danger of entering a severe fiscal crisis. The MSU system, outlined...

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