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Brandon Betz

Brandon Betz

Brandon Betz joined the Michigan League for Public Policy in September 2019. He is the League’s tax policy analyst. He was elected to the Lansing City Council in November 2019.

COMMENTARY

Column: How state and federal action have helped curb COVID-19’s economic impact

By: - January 19, 2021

While the deplorable attack on the U.S. Capitol has cast a long shadow over 2021, there is still a lot of hope on the horizon with regard to the other crisis facing our nation and of Michigan. Two iterations of the COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed to essential and frontline workers. The initial shock of […]

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Column: State should change local govt. funding to improve racial equity

By: - November 9, 2020

At the Michigan League for Public Policy, we are primarily focused on the state budget and state policy. We have a team of experts deployed to analyze budget issues and advocate for changes that will make sure Michigan residents of all races, places and income levels have the opportunity to thrive and find economic security.  […]

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Column: Fixing Michigan’s upside-down tax system: The case for a graduated income tax

By: - November 21, 2019

At the Michigan League for Public Policy, we are committed to working on public policies that help Michiganders put food on the table, gain access to quality health care and have affordable housing.  In order to fund these policies, we need a robust tax system that produces needed revenue to make these investments while ensuring […]