Mackinac Center experts were recently cited by Reuters in stories about Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder.

President Joseph G. Lehman and Fiscal Policy director Michael LaFaive were interviewed about Gov. Snyder and Mayor Bing, respectively.

Lehman recalled when Gov. Snyder attended a Mackinac Center event in 2009, before he announced his intention to run for office, and “was the only politician ever to stick to our rule that they not give a speech.”

Lehman said he thought at the time there was “no way this guy is ever going to be governor.”

LaFaive said Bing has faced a “Herculean task” as mayor. “But as well-intentioned as he might be, he couldn’t move a mountain.”


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