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Jack McHugh

Senior Legislative Analyst

Jack McHugh is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s senior legislative analyst and editor of MichiganVotes.org, a unique Web site that puts the activities of the Michigan Legislature at citizens’ fingertips. Since the site was launched in 2001, McHugh has written or edited concise, plain-English descriptions of every bill, vote and amendment in the state House and Senate: 12,000 bills; 10,000 roll call votes; 8,000 amendments; and 2,400 new laws. These can all be searched and sorted on the MichiganVotes.org Web site.

McHugh’s experience prior to joining the Center is wide and varied. He has been a floor trader in the treasury bond and gold futures “pits” of the Chicago commodity exchanges, writer and real estate developer. He entered the Michigan political and public policy scene in 1994, spending six years as a legislative chief of staff in the House of Representatives.

McHugh has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in political science from Central Michigan University (where he completed two highly relevant research projects, “Analyzing Michigan House Voting Records Using the ‘MichiganVotes.org’ Database” and “Analysis of Appropriations to Michigan’s Public Four-Year Universities, with Recommendations”).

Jack McHugh’s essays on public policy issues have appeared in The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The Grand Rapids Press and many other newspapers. He is also co-author of a book on Midwest mountain bike trails.

Charter Schools, Developer and Grocery Store Subsidies, University Debt, more

December 15, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Increase Cell Phone Tax, Expand Stopped Vehicle Mandate, Car Seat Regulations, More

December 8, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Parking Ticket License Renewal, Animal Cruelty, Student Loan Disclosures, more

December 1, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Unconstitutional? Not If These Resolutions Pass

November 17, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Guns in Schools, Fetus as Victim, Ice Shanties and More

November 10, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Kill Auto Insurance Reform, Repeal “Bad Driver Tax,” Ballast Water Rules and More

November 3, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Homeschoolers, Pre-nups, Keggers and Cybersecurity

October 27, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Repeal ‘Bad Driver Tax’ with Partial Amnesty, Share ISD Millage with Charter Schools, More

October 20, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Divert 'Orphaned' Fuel Tank Clean-Up Money, Limited Multi-State Physician License, More

October 13, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

It’s Time to Repeal the Bad Driver Tax

A mess that should never have been created … more