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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 children Grayson and Reagan.

Fact and Fiction About Right-to-Work: A Reality Check at the One-Year Anniversary

Does the MEA Believe in 'Sanctity of Contracts?'

Not when it comes to illegal teacher strikes. … more

Legislators Worried About Beer Logos

Perhaps they've solved the serious issues. … more

Land Banks Profit By Cutting In Front of People Wanting To Buy Property

More Money, Higher Taxes Not the Solution for Detroit

Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Low-Skill Workers

Schauer proposal would mean increased costs. … more

Study: Prevailing Wage Costs Taxpayers, Schools $224 Million Per Year

Public Sector Wants More From Taxpayers

Shrinking private sector foots the bill. … more

Brewers Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Nonsensical rules hurt everyone, not just Budweiser. … more

Teachers Union Pushes Districts To Boycott Some University Students Over Politics

Students Forced Out of Schools Because State Dismissed Charter Company Plans

House Chips Away at Licensing Mandates

Senate continues to ignore reforms. … more

Inconsistent Licensing Requirements

State needs fewer regulations, more jobs. … more

Michigan Auto Insurance Reform a Must

New CRC report highlights discrepancies. … more

Small Business Owners Face Significant Challenges Operating in Detroit

UAW Flier Short on Facts

Union right-to-work myths dispelled. … more

While Local Governments Fight Food Trucks, State Subsidizes Some of Them

Unions are the Freeloaders

Forced dues spent on politics, benefits for union staff. … more

Expert: Higher Education Bubble Is Coming and States Better Prepare

Teachers Sue MEA To Escape Union

New Bill Would Shed Light On Asset Forfeiture In Michigan

State Workers Earn $5.8 Billion More in Benefits Than Private Sector Employees

Why Does the State License Barbers?

Barber licensing bill doesn't go far enough. … more

More College Subsidies a Poor Investment

Higher spending doesn't mean a better economy. … more

Déjà Vu All Over Again For Auditor General Report On Select Subsidy Programs

Study: Michigan School Rankings Mostly Measure Poverty, Not Quality

College Subsidies a Growing Problem

Detroit Still Sending Tax Notices 15 Years After Company Closed

Flawed State Rankings Mean Some Principals Are Out of a Job

Bill Grants Big Businesses Power to Raise Taxes in 'Business Improvement Zones'

City Sued Over FOIA Fees

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

Dues skim took $35 million from Medicaid recipients. … more

From Here to Eternity?

Corporate welfare for movies appears permanent. … more

College Subsidies a Growing Problem

More money, more issues. … more

Regulatory Roadblocks Hurt the Poor

Lighting Water On Fire? Gas In Water Supplies Existed Long Before Fracking

Center Scholar Interview in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Richard Vedder on college subsidies and rising costs. … more

Study: Right-to-Work Laws Lead To More People, More Jobs and Higher Pay

Fracking Concerns Overblown; Risks Exist With All Energy Extraction

Two Democrats Join Republicans at Top of Tea Party Scorecard

New Medicaid Study: ‘Waivers Are Temporary, Expansion Is Forever’

Experts: Earthquakes, Water Usage Not Concerns With Fracking in Michigan

Study: Welfare Benefits Pay $28,872 Per Year In Michigan

State, Media Encourage Playing the Lottery

People should be investing in themselves. … more

State Report Card Ranks Some Top Schools Near the Bottom

Regulatory Roadblocks Hurt the Poor

Licensing reform is one place to start. … more

MEA Should Support Teacher Evaluations

Seniority doesn't always equal effectiveness. … more

More Corporate Welfare for Detroit