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James M. Hohman

Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy

James M. Hohman is assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He holds a degree in economics from Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

Creative Contracting Saves Districts Money

MSHDA: Providing Housing for the Poor or for the Cool?

Fast-Growth States Have Lower Taxes — Not More Grads

The 10 states with the lowest tax burdens are growing at an average rate of 2.6 percent — almost double Michigan’s growth rate and 34 percent faster than the national average. … more

Taken For a Ride

It bears noting that any park or other amusement facility that must rely on tax dollars, rather than private investment, is by definition not viable and thus unworthy of taxpayer support. … more

Taken For a Ride

Privatization is Here to Stay

MEGA Grant Requests: What Companies Say

Privatize Parking Garages

Symbolic Victories?

The Legislature is considering no fewer than 11 new bills to create state symbols. … more

Give MDOT a Potty Break: Privatize State Rest Areas

Constantine School District Reaps Rewards from Outsourcing Food Service