December 2010 V2010-35
Michigan’s new governor and Legislature can take steps to protect the state budget from nationalized health care.
December 2010 V2010-36
A Lansing leadership offers an opportunity to reassess the state’s targeted tax breaks.
December 2010 V2010-37
Staffing in Michigan’s intermediate school districts has expanded over the last decade while total enrollment has dropped.
January 2011 V2011-01
The Mackinac Center provides the necessary tools to hold politicians accountable to their promises.
January 2011 V2011-02
Putting all state employees into a health savings plan could save $32 billion.
January 2011 V2011-03
Taxpayers could save $5.7 billion annually if public-sector benefits were brought in line with those in the private sector.
February 2011 V2011-04
Lawmakers should reject raising cigarette taxes, which increase smuggling, violent crime and the funding of terrorism.
February 2011 V2011-05
The Environmental Protection Agency’s arbitrary attacks on energy could destroy jobs and increase heating bills.
February 2011 V2011-06
Legislators should resist being party to the expansion of Obamacare and the damage it would do to Michigan’s fragile economy.
This brief argues public school districts cannot withhold money from employees’ paychecks to fund union political activity.
This update to a 2008 study shows strong correlation between higher cigarette taxes and smuggling.
Given the enormity and complexity of Michigan’s public school system, myths abound about how public schools are funded.
This study analyzes the costs and benefits of virtual learning, and how this innovation could further improve learning for Michigan students.
This updated version contains a Top 10 list for the new Michigan Legislature.
This study outlines how the Legislature can address PERA’s damaging impact.
Key stories: Fees fuel big government, business subsidies, net neutrality, MEA and politics.
Welcome to “bannering,” a new method being deployed by Big Labor bosses who wish to continue exerting their influence.
Michigan Connections Academy and other leading organizations use virtual learning to teach Michigan children.
Mackinac Center Senior Environmental Analyst Russ Harding explains why his blueprint for regulatory reform is necessary to foster both jobs and the environment.
A Michigan businessman explains his struggle with theft and violence brought by cigarette smuggling.
On behalf of five Kent County taxpayers, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation sued 10 Kent County school districts and the teachers unions to remove illegal contract language regarding privatization of non-instructional functions.
Labor interests threatened to halt the cleanup and economic development of a Lansing property unless the developer paid union-scale wages.