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Jarrett Skorup

Digital Engagement Manager

Jarrett Skorup is Digital Engagement Manager and a policy analyst 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 coaches and officiates high school wrestling.

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

Michigan Debt Per Taxpayer: $19,300

Oakland – the County That Could (Reform Its Pensions)

Texas Looks to Decrease Occupational Licensing

Michigan should follow suit, remove more barriers to work. … more

Pension Systems Hurt Workers, Taxpayers

Defined-benefit plans cannot be supported. … more

How Cities Are Solving Their Pension Problems – and the Bill That Makes It Easier

Why Are Some Tea Party Supporters Fighting Proposal 1 In Michigan?

What Will Cities Do To Solve Their Pension Problems?

The Worst Funded Pension Systems In Michigan

GOP Candidates For Michigan's 80th House District Tackle the Issues

Why are RTW States Gaining Population?

Better income potential. … more

Three Former State Representatives Crowd The Race For Michigan's 13th Senate District

Pricey GOP Primary Race For Michigan’s 4th Congressional District

Educators Facing Off In Michigan's 59th House District

Hunting Fees Going To Private Landowners

What Do Teachers Want to Support?

RTW allows them to skip union's political bent. … more

Agricultural Price Controls are the Pits

Michigan cherry farmers, others, affected … more

Political Experience Separates Candidates In 98th District House GOP Primary

Fears of Right-to-Work Proving False

Personal Property Tax Plan Would Cut Taxes By $500 Million

Court Upholds Law Banning Automatic Wage Increases For Public Employees

Legislature Considering More Transparency For Asset Forfeiture

Minimizing The Damage From Michigan's Minimum Wage Increase

Grazed and Confused

Detroit's response to goats exposes bigger problem. … more

Fears of Right-to-Work Proving False

Stats show RTW states enjoying growth. … more

Income Growth In Right-to-Work States Significantly Higher

Mackinac Events Update

Right-to-Work States Dominating In Job Growth

Select Few Benefit from Film Subsidies

While crumbling roads impact everyone. … more

Here Is Who Voted For The Detroit Bailout and To Not Close Pension System

Detroit Bailout Bill Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook For New Pension Underfunding

False Fears About Fracking

Bridge Magazine cites dishonest 'Gasland' scene. … more

The Detroit Bailout and Meaningful Pension Reform

MEGA Failure: Job Projections From Michigan Tax Credit Program Rarely Came True

MEA: Too Many People Making $ Off Public Schools

MEA president made $212,848 last year. … more

Reforming Michigan's Civil Asset Forfeiture Law

Legislature should follow Minnesota's example. … more

States Spending Less Money On K-12 Education Get Better Results

The Debate Over School Spending

Teacher pension costs really are part of classroom spending. … more

Michigan Taxpayers Paying More Money for Fewer Workers

Which Michigan School Districts Pay The Most?

Detroit Charter Student a Potential Ivy Leaguer

Credits school choice for its role in his success. … more

From Detroit To The Ivy League: One Student's Journey

Everyone Should Have an Opportunity to Prosper

Regulations often hinder people from work … more

How Michigan Can Fix Its Pension Problems

It's All in How You Ask the Question

Three polls on Detroit bailout, three outcomes. … more

Tax Freedom Day In Michigan

Michigan School Funding Up, Results Flat

Why Michigan Needs More Immigrants

Minimum Wage Hike Puts Politics Over People

State Rep: School Districts Willfully Violating Law Should Face 'Criminal Charges'