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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.

College Subsidies Redistribute from Poor to Rich

Graduation rates unchanged despite increased aid. … more

The Facts on Subsidized College Degrees

More government spending equals higher costs. … more

Road Funding or Film Subsidies?

GOP legislators have hard time prioritizing. … more

LG Chem: A Look Back At the Failed Predictions

More Is Never Enough

When it comes to public school funding. … more

Five Reasons The Government Shouldn’t Subsidize Higher Education

UAW Prez: SEIU ‘Dues Skim’ More Important Than RTW

A candid interview reveals stealth unionizations were key. … more

Media's Assumption About Government Spending

Cuts are always bad, more spending is always good. … more

Robots Are Good

Productivity and efficiency bring prosperity. … more

SEIU Dues Skim Surpasses $34 Million

Scheme comes to an end Feb. 28; legal challenges continue. … more

Unions Fight to Use Dues for Politics

Not all the money goes toward collective bargaining. … more

More Preschool Spending Not The Answer

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

Media Skews Charter Public School Study

Reporters ignore large student gains. … more

Government Is Different From Unions

The fallacy of a 'right-to-live' law. … more

The Public Employee Union Problem

Right-to-Work Gives Teachers a Choice

Association of American Educators offers an option. … more

Right-to-Work Laws Are Not Inspired By Hitler

How Will Michigan House Members Confront ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Terrible Track Record

Government's "green" venture caplitalism experiment a failure. … more

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

Union Steward Paid $100K By Taxpayers Attends Rally Advocating Against Them

Union steward compares right-to-work bill with Hitler. … more

Easy Rider

The data doesn't always tell the story on motorcycle crashes. … more

School Districts Closed Because Of Excessive Teacher Absences Over Right-to-Work

The Intellectual Firepower Against Right-to-Work

Who's who on right-to-work. … more

Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums a Lose-Lose Proposition

If Ilitch wants new home for Red Wings, he should pay for it. … more

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

The Human Side of Right-to-Work Legislation

Real people who have been hurt by forced unionization. … more

Governor: Bill Will Be Introduced To Make Michigan 24th Right-To-Work State

Michigan Still Worse Economically Than RTW Oklahoma

Michigan Education Association props up faulty numbers. … more

The 'Pro Big Business' Myth Put to Rest

Center a lone voice against corporate welfare for 25 years. … more

Another Look at Hydraulic Fracturing

State should embrace safe, inexpensive energy source. … more

Right-to-Work Law Would Help Ensure Government Unions Could Not Elect Their Own Bosses

Less Than 1 Percent of Michigan Teachers Rated 'Ineffective'

MEA Misleads on Oklahoma Right-to-Work Numbers

An honest discussion will require honest numbers. … more

Unions, Government Entities Team Up to Keep Information From Citizens

Despite Rampant Tenure Abuses, Proposal 2 Would Wipe Out Slight Reform

Proposal 2 Is Not Good For Government Union Workers

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

It's about the SEIU taking money from vulnerable residents. … more

Prop 2 Supporters Putting Out Questionable Info

Campaign of misinformation exposed by Center analysts. … more

Prop 3 Can't Change the Laws of Economics

No matter how badly supporters want to think it can. … more

Secret Democrat Supreme Court Plan: Run Irish Women Candidates

Proposal 2 Is Not Simply About Collective Bargaining

Prop 2 ballot language underlines political agenda. … more

Prop 4 Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press Ungrounded

Platitudes, falsities and "faux outrage." … more

Dead Batteries

LG Chem workers "have nothing to do." … more

Father Taking Care of His Disabled Adult Kids Called An 'Idiot' by Proposal 4 Spokesman

A123 Files for Bankruptcy

Yet another failure of central planning. … more