Grand Rapids is a Regional Leader in Attracting People

City leads Minneapolis and Chicago in population growth … more

Back to the MEGA Future: Good Jobs for Michigan Reinvents Failed MEGA Program

Proposed law shares remarkable similarities with old, failed law … more

Save Closures for Truly Failing Schools

Context needed for decisions, whether by state or local officials … more

Switchblades, Slingshots, Sneaky School Debt Schemes and More

April 21, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Proposed Corporate Giveaway Unlikely to Grow Economy

Lawmakers should consider the full costs of corporate welfare before they approve it … more

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Michigan Government Salaries Database Corrected after State Admits Fault

Office of Retirement Services blames ‘technical error’ for thousands of incorrect salary numbers … more

Government Transparency Groups Announce Database of Public Employee Salaries

Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years … more

Governor's Tourism Conference Must Address Pure Michigan Shortfalls

Mackinac Center analyst offers counterpoint to state’s promotion campaign … more

Statement on the FY2018 Federal Budget Blueprint

Lots of details to work out, but budget deserves recognition … more

VoteSpotter App for Android and Apple iOS

Give instant feedback to legislators. … more