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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.

National Commentary Wrong About Detroit's Failure

Why Detroit's Pension Funds Failed

Commentary: Former State Treasurer Diverts Blame for Detroit's Problems

Commentary: Unions Cry Crocodile Tears Over Municipal Pensions

Detroit Bankruptcy: Why the Emergency Manager Powers Were Insufficient

Not Too Late to Close the Pension System

Michigan’s Gross Domestic Product Grows in 2012

Michigan's Job Growth Is More Than Just Auto-Related

Commentary: State Budget Windfall Invalidates Pension Reform Excuses

School Pension Fund Needs Fewer Gimmicks

Why You Shouldn’t Care (Much) About Income or Wealth Inequality

The Smuggling Diaries

Talent Mercantilists Running Amok In Michigan

Still No Link Between Higher Education Appropriations and Growth

Right-to-Work States Have Lower Workplace Injury Rates

Rigged Pension Study Produces Expected Conclusions

Ideas For Fixing the Financial Manager Law

The Price Tag on the Ballot Proposals

Proposal 2 Would Declaw Emergency Managers in Proposal 1

Prop 3 Will Cost Michigan

Talent Mercantilists Resurrected in Michigan

Activist's Critique of Prop 3 Study Completely Incorrect

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

What the Emergency Manager Referendum is About

School Support Services Contracting Increases to 61 Percent of Districts

'Truth Squad' Gets Facts Wrong

The State Is Already Addressing 'Transition Costs' in School Pension Fund

Beware Doubling-Down on Municipal Pension Dysfunctions

Commentary: Pension Liabilities Larger Than Reported

Study Finds That Teacher Pension Plan Unlikely to be Fully-Funded

The Legislature Must Fix Teacher Pensions the Right Way

Analysis: Agriculture Still Not the Second-Largest Industry in Michigan

Analysis: Michigan’s Long History of Government Pension Problems

Commentary: Legislators Choose School Employees Over Taxpayers on Retirement Benefit Reform

Analysis: Local Governments Wrong to Call Foul On Property Tax Reform

The Public School Pension Fund’s Problem Is Not Charter Schools

Commentary: School Pension System Impacts Everyone’s Future

Commentary: Pension Reform Bigger School Fiscal Issue Than Education Budget

Close the State School Employee Pension Fund

Analysis: Two-Handed Michigan Recovery is Real

Pure Michigan’s Bid For More Tax Money

According to Beneficiaries, All Government Spending Is Worth the Investment