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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.

Analysis: Michigan Cannot Grow Out of Pension Problems

Analysis: State Behind on School Employee Pension Reform

Commentary: Governor Should Veto Film Incentive Bills

Do We Really Need a Unionized State Government?

Government Unions: Bad for Government Services

Commentary: Another Small Step Toward Benefits in Balance

Commentary: Eliminate the Personal Property Tax Without Replacement

Real Steel or Reel Steal? New Film Costs $4.26 Per Michigan Taxpayer

Michigan $1 Billion Closer to ‘Benefits in Balance’

Defined-Contribution Retirement Reform Introduced in Michigan

Privatization Still Growing in Michigan Schools

Michigan $1 Billion Closer to Bringing Benefits In Balance

Bill Looks to Require Districts to Seek Bids on Support Services

State Spending From State Sources Going Up Next Year

State Pension Underfunding Liability Jumps $6.6 Billion, Confirming Need for Reform

New Transformers Flick Costs Each Michigan Taxpayer $1.36

What Can $5.7 Billion Get You in Michigan?

Commentary: Republican Legislators Try to Resurrect Film Subsidies

Commentary: Fairness Arguments on the Pension Tax

GM Asks for More Tax Incentives

Michigan’s Massive Job Creation and Loss

Gov. Snyder vs. the Political Careerists

Historic Levels of Government Employment in Michigan

Analysis: The Obvious Need for Government Employment Benefit Reform

Commentary: Bringing Local Government Benefits in Balance

The State Should Dissolve the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council

Government Unions Protest to Bankrupt Local Governments

Executive Budget Takes on Government Employee Compensation

New Film Office Report Misleads and Shows Undercounting

Legislature’s Early-Out Deal: New Government Retirees 21, Taxpayers 3

Michigan's 'Green Energy' Jobs Total: 315

Bringing Balance to Public Benefits

Benchmarking Benefits Methodology Sheet

What Can $5.7 Billion Get You in Michigan?

Why Do Michigan’s Failed Economic Programs Stick Around?

Michigan Falls to Bottom 10 in Key Economic Measure

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released a key measure of economic growth today that showed that Michigan has gone over a decade without increased production. New gross domestic product figures, a measure of the value of an area’s goods and services production, showed that Michigan’s economy produced 8 percent less in 2009 than it did in 2000 when adjusted for inflation. The nation rose 15 percent during this period. … more

Why Do Michigan’s Failed Economic Programs Stick Around?

State Pension Funds: Evidence of Public Class’s Overcompensation

Michigan Schools Contract Out More Than Ever (Viewpoint)

Legislature's Early-Out Deal: New Government Retirees 21, Taxpayers 3

Analysis: Broken Windows on Display in Michigan Senate Finance Committee

Michigan Schools Contract Out More Than Ever

Analysis: Phony 'Sandbox Party' Uses Taxpayer Dollars to Lobby for More Goverment Spending

Oakland County Gives Local Governments Something to Shoot For

Analysis: Dangers of Status Quo Budgeting in Higher Education