This Special Report was prepared by the following co-authors:

Lawrence W. Reed, President The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Midland, Michigan

Randall J. Hekman, Executive Director Michigan Family Forum Lansing, Michigan

Edwin S. Rubenstein, Adjunct Fellow The Empire Foundation Albany, New York

This report has been provided as a public service by The Mackinac Center for Public Policy to the Michigan Legislature and Governor's Office, to the Director of the Michigan Department of Social Services, and to print and broadcast media in Michigan. Nothing herein is intended as an endorsement of any party, candidate, or specific legislation.