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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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Renewable Energy Mandate Backers Have Deep 'Green' Pockets

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Line-by-line look at the ballot proposal. … more

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School employees shouldn't get special treatment on pensions. … more

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Licensing and regulation overkill hurts job market. … more

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Harm

Why Michigan's minimum wage shouldn't be increased. … more

Taxpayers Pay Twice for Union 'Release Time'

Union bosses doing union work on taxpayers' dime. … more

Learn to be a Citizen Watchdog

'Green' Energy Agenda Exposed

It's not really about energy at all. … more

Paint by Numbers

State licensing mandates unnecessary, burdensome. … more

GOP Budget Spends More on Film Subsidies

Republicans want to keep giving your money to Hollywood. … more

Commentary: States and Federal Government Should Stop Funding Higher Education

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Corporate Welfare Backers Change Tune

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Politicians show continued folly of central planning. … more

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