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.
By James M. Hohman
A newly introduced bill in Michigan gives new meaning to the phrase "politically correct economic development." … more
Since the beginning of the national recession in December 2007, Michigan's private sector has lost 70 times more jobs than its government sector. … more
Gov. Jennifer Granholm cried poverty yesterday, claiming that her administration already cut 11,000 state employees and that the state cannot make further cuts without lowering "critical services that struggling families count on to survive in this tough economy." However, thanks to higher compensation levels, taxpayers are paying more overall even with fewer workers on the job. … more
New data was released yesterday from Michigan's Office of Labor Market Information that indicates Michigan's economy may be recovering. … more