The amount of state resources consumed by and the political leverage of public-sector employees were the focus of two Op-Eds by Mackinac Center analysts in The Oakland Press recently.

Paul Kersey, director of labor policy for the Mackinac Center, wrote about how public-sector unions are gaining membership and spending more money on politics while private-sector unions decline, while James Hohman, fiscal policy analyst, wrote about "unsustainable" levels of state government employee compensation.

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