Mackinac Center scholars were cited in four different newspapers - including one from North Carolina - on four different topics Friday, Sunday and today.

Michael D. LaFaive, director of the Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, was cited in the Lansing State Journal regarding school consolidation and other reforms being pushed by House Speaker Andy Dillon, D-Redford. LaFaive said bold moves are necessary to fix Michigan's budget, but pointed to a 2007 Center study that showed savings from school district consolidation are overestimated.

Michael Van Beek, director of education policy for the Center, was cited by a columnist in the Cape Fear (N.C.) Business News for a piece he wrote about longer school years.

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Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed and President Joseph G. Lehman were both quoted in the Midland Daily News on reaction to President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bruce Edward Walker's Viewpoint about the 50th anniversary of Motown ran Friday in the Dearborn Times-Herald.

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