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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.

$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

State Behind on School Employee Pension Reform

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