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Jarrett Skorup

Policy Analyst

Jarrett Skorup is a policy analyst and Digital Engagement Manager at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also the content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential. Prior to his current position, Skorup was a research associate at the Center.

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 officiates high school wrestling. In his free time, Skorup also volunteers with his church, serves on committees with the local Chamber of Commerce, and works in the schools through Junior Achievement.

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

State Gives Company $1.65 Million, Creates Zero Jobs and Goes Out of Business

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

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

Select Tax Breaks For State 'Renaissance Zones' Program Returns One-Fifth of Predicted Jobs

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

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

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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

Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan

Some Tea Partiers Gunning For Republican Senate Majority Leader

Fake Tea Party Scam Ends In Fraud Convictions

Our Mission For 2012 and Beyond: Continuing to Hold Their Feet to the Fire

Flashback: The Health Care Bill Is Full of Stocking Stuffers

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Republican-led Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Continue 'Big Hollywood' Film Subsidy

Legislature Reforms Retiree Health Benefits

10 Stories Showing Why Mandatory Government Collective Bargaining Is Counterproductive

Free Lansing Lunch Event: The Future of Oil and Gas Energy in Michigan and the U.S.

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School District Seeking Tax Hike Challenged on Dollar Figures

Less Than 0.001 Percent of Tenured Teachers Fired Over Past Five Years

Four School Districts Spend $525K in Attorney Fees Trying to Remove Four Tenured Teachers

Michigan Business Owner: Tax Reform Means 'Our Company Will Create Jobs'

'A "Crisis" That Never Ends'

Anatomy of How to Kill a Tax Hike

Commentary: Five Easy Questions to Ask School Officials

School District Saves $60K by Being More Transparent

Do Pricing Guns Create Jobs?

Transparency Not Rapid for Kent Co. Transit Agency

A Transparency Fight in the Village of Armada

Education Group Documentary Aims to Show 'Kids Aren't Cars'

Weekly Roundup - Jan. 29

Weekly Roundup - Jan. 22

Projections vs. Reality

Weekly Roundup - Dec. 18

MEA Executive Salaries 'Not Based on Merit'

Weekly Roundup - Dec. 11

Don't Tenure Current Teacher Tenure Law

Bi-partisan Disagreement Over Ethanol

Weekly Roundup - Dec. 4

Does Anyone Still Believe in Ethanol?

Reading Between the Billboard Lines

Critics Challenge Choosing Upton as Energy Chair

Weekly Roundup - Nov. 13

Ethanol Could Go on GOP Chopping Block

Minimum Wage for Thee But Not for Me?

Experience is Good, Except When it’s Not

Weekly Roundup - Oct. 30

Experts Say CAFE Still Kills Despite Congressional Support

Weekly Roundup - Oct. 23

Conyers Hits Obama Administration, Tea Party at Socialist Event

Weekly Roundup - Oct. 16

Green Investments Yield Little ‘Green’

Bailout Wal-Mart?

Bailout Wal-Mart?

Weekly Roundup - Oct. 9

Weekly Roundup - Oct. 2

Weekly Roundup - Sept. 25

Media Groups Aims to Stop ‘Bailout’ of Journalism

Weekly Roundup - Sept. 18

Weekly Roundup - September 11

Michigan Charter Schools Host ‘Meet the Candidate’ Nights

Weekly Roundup - August 28

Comstock Public Schools Shows Taxpayers the Money

‘Spending Revolt’ Bus Tour Comes to Michigan

Weekly Roundup - August 21

Wayland Schools Show Taxpayers the Money

The Public Employee Union Problem

Weekly Roundup - August 14

Weekly Roundup - August 7

This Week In Michigan - July 31

This Week In Michigan - July 24th

This Week In Michigan - July 18

This Week In Michigan, July 4

This Week In Michigan

Analysis: Nominees for Top 5 Worst Government Services