The Mitten State Waves Goodbye

Michigan loses population for 4th consecutive year

Census Bureau figures released today continue to confirm the damaging impact of bad public policy on Michigan this decade.

An Op-Ed on this issue by Michael LaFaive, director of the Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, and Michael Hicks, an adjunct scholar with the Center and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, was posted immediately online today by The Detroit News.

LaFaive and Hicks have studied Michigan's population loss as it relates to increased taxes and other poor public policy choices by Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature for several years.

A sample of their work can be found in these commentaries:


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