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Jarrett Skorup

Research Associate

Jarrett Skorup is a research associate at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also the content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Skorup is a graduate of Grove City College with degrees in history and political science. He also studied economics and religion. While there, he was captain of the college's wrestling and Ultimate Frisbee teams. He was a student fellow at the Center for Vision & Values, the school's research and scholarship think tank.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MLive, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and many newspapers across the country.

A native of Sandwich, Illinois, Skorup is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Besides studying and writing about public policy, he coaches and officiates high school wrestling.

He lives in Midland, MI with his wife, Karen, and son, Grayson.

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Michigan's Craziest Laws: Don't Seduce An Unmarried Woman or Dance to the National Anthem

Despite Repeal Attempts, Michigan State Law Mandates Unlicensed Dogs Be Killed

How Taxpayers Are Funding Political Lobbying

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Facts On Right-to-Work In Michigan and How Workers Can Get Out Of Their Union

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Five Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad Idea

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Five Reasons the Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

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LG Chem: A Look Back At the Failed Predictions

Five Reasons The Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

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Right-to-Work Law Means Less Money For Union Political Power Grabs

The Public Employee Union Problem

Right-to-Work Laws Are Not Inspired By Hitler

How Will Michigan House Members Confront ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

'We'll Be At Your Daughter's Soccer Game!'

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The Union ‘Free-Rider Problem’ Myth in Right-to-Work Debate

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Unions, Government Entities Team Up to Keep Information From Citizens

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Renewable Energy Mandate Backers Have Deep 'Green' Pockets

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What the ‘Protect Our Jobs’ Amendment Would Mean For Michigan

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A Bipartisan Disaster: Michigan 'Corporate Welfare' Program Rolls On

New Report Card Compares High School Test Scores and Adjusts For Economic Status

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Commentary: Shifting School Employees to a 401(k) Is the Most Important Thing

State Program Awards $67 Million, Creates One-Third of Projected Jobs

Putting Up Gutters and Putting Down Tile Will Cost You in Michigan

Learn to be a Citizen Watchdog

Commentary: States and Federal Government Should Stop Funding Higher Education

Michigan Senate Takes Up Bill to Ban Government Union Stewards Working on Taxpayers' Dime

Commentary: Productivity Leads To Prosperity

How CapCon Uses Transparency Laws to Hold Government Accountable

Commentary: Arbitrarily Low College Loan Interest Rates Harm Students, Taxpayers

Commentary: Laws Should Be Just, Benefit Consumers

Commentary: 'Corporate Welfare' Hype Yields Few Economic Results

Sen. Debbie Stabenow Addresses the Issues

Commentary: 'Card Check’s' Big Lie Exposed

Commentary: Bailout of Student Loan Debt Is Not the Answer

Commentary: Stop Forcing Michigan Taxpayers To Pay for Government Union Stewards

The Importance of 'Sunshine Week'

Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy

Commentary: When Stadium Deals Fizzle, Taxpayers Lose

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Fake Tea Party Scam Ends In Fraud Convictions

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Legislature Reforms Retiree Health Benefits

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Projections vs. Reality

Weekly Roundup - Dec. 18

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