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Alex Rossman

Alex Rossman

Alex Rossman is external affairs director for the Michigan League for Public Policy. Alex previously worked for Democratic Central Staff for the Michigan Senate for almost 10 years, serving as the deputy communications director and, previously, as press secretary and communications advisor.

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Alex Rossman: Public charge rule attacks immigrants and American values

By: - August 17, 2019

In my 20-year career, I thought I had seen all of the tricks, maneuvers and strategies in the political procedure book.  But President Donald Trump has found something new and has been using it ad nauseam. Exploiting complex and technical rules and regulations, his administration has turned government bureaucracy into a nearly untouchable partisan tool […]

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Column: Raise the Age could be a bipartisan win 100 years in the making

By: - June 21, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spent her inauguration speech talking about “building bridges” and embracing bipartisanship. And while some Michiganders dared to dream that was possible, those of us who have been in the trenches — and literally on one side of the legislative aisle or the other — had a harder time shedding our cynicism. It […]

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Alex Rossman: Why we should all care about the high cost of child care

By: - April 12, 2019

As the parents of twin infants, my wife and I pay more than $500 a week to send them to a child care center. That’s about 10 times more than a monthly car payment and double a home mortgage payment. In fact, on average, the annual cost of child care in Michigan is rivaling the […]

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Alex Rossman: Michigan’s budget should address racial inequality

By: - March 16, 2019

I was going to write this for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Then I was going to write this for Black History Month. But twin life happened — I’ve mentioned I’m the dad of multiples, right? — and now it’s March. While I missed out on those more overt ways to talk about racial equity, […]

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Alex Rossman: My view from the ICU: Everyone deserves quality health care

By: - February 17, 2019

I’m writing this from a hospital room in the pediatric intensive care unit. One of my sweet little nine-month-old daughters (yes, twins!) is dealing with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and is sleeping a few feet away with a feeding tube down her throat and artificial oxygen being steadily pumped into her nose. She looks a […]