Mackinac Center research on Proposal 2 received national and state media attention over the weekend.

The Detroit News, calling it the “worst of the bunch,” urged a “no” vote in its Sunday editorial, citing our analysis that it would cost taxpayers $1.6 billion in annual savings.

Writing in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal, Shikha Dalmia quotes Senior Legal Analyst Patrick J. Wright, explaining that Proposal 2 would give a “mandate to unions to challenge virtually any law they don’t like.”

National Review Online cited Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio, who explained that, “if it goes through in Michigan, watch out, because it’s coming to a state near you.”

Vernuccio also discussed the issue on "The Tony Conley Show" on WILS AM1320 in Lansing.

The Center’s study on Proposal 2 was released earlier today. For more information on the Nov. 6 ballot proposals, please see


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