[Photo of Jarrett Skorup]

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.

Unanimous Forfeiture Vote Brings Greater Transparency and Accountability

'These bills are a great first step…' … more

ACLU, Mackinac Center Report Calls on State to End Civil Forfeiture

Study shows abuses of government power on innocent citizens … more

Michigan Taxpayers Spend Over $3 Million a Year on Union Release Time

Mackinac Center releases new data for union time on the taxpayer dime … more

Michigan Taxpayers Pay Union Officials Millions to Do Union Work

Subsidies Stop for Michigan’s Film Industry

Florida Shouldn't Follow Michigan's Film Path

Union Approves Contract Freezing Members’ Salaries to Keep the Dues Flowing

Michigan’s Economic Recovery More Than Just the Auto Industry

How Michigan Can Pay for its Roads Without a Tax Increase

Michigan House Republicans Find $1 Billion More for Roads with No Big Tax Hike

Gov. Snyder's Plan for Detroit Public Schools Meets Legislative Skepticism

Gov. Snyder’s Much-Needed Move on Licensing

What the New Legislature Should Stand For — And What It Should Not

School Choice Shines at the Capitol

How to Deal with Michigan’s Vast Criminal Code

How Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Raises Costs

What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not

Michigan Celebrates School Choice

The Best of the Best: CapCon's Top 10 Stories of 2014

MSU Study: Ethanol Use is Good, as Long as the Environment isn’t Considered

MEA Gives False Explanation to Members About Why Executive Salaries Rose

The Harm of Occupational Licensing Laws

Is This School One of the Best in Michigan or One of the Worst?

Michigan Senate Votes to Remove Sunset Provision Ending Hollywood Subsidies

10 Facts About Pension Systems in Michigan

Detroit Expected $55 Million in Property Tax Revenue; It Brought in $6.7 Million

Michigan Debt Per Taxpayer: $19,300

Oakland – the County That Could (Reform Its Pensions)

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

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

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

Income Growth In Right-to-Work States Significantly Higher

Mackinac Events Update

Right-to-Work States Dominating In Job Growth

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