A state legislator recently praised the Mackinac Center for its efforts to "hold the MEDC accountable."

Sen. Nancy Cassis, R-Novi, in an Op-Ed in the Observer & Eccentric newspaper chain, praised the efforts of Center analysts to "remain focused on achieving meaningful reforms" for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Cassis discussed the embarrassment the MEDC and Gov. Jennifer Granholm faced after giving a corporate welfare package to a convicted embezzler, which Mike LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, wrote about here and here.

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Studies conducted by LaFaive and colleagues in 2005 and 2009 have shown the failure of the state's subsidy and refundable tax credit schemes.

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