Economic Development

Senate Votes to Continue Film Subsidies

Will House put Michigan residents above Hollywood actors?

Will House put Michigan residents above Hollywood actors? … more

Center Research Cited in Daily Caller

Corporate welfare continues to grow

Corporate welfare continues to grow. … more

MEDC Approves Corporate Welfare for Dealership

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers. … more

Job Announcements Don't Equal Job Creation

Too many candidates propping up corporate welfare

Too many candidates propping up corporate welfare. … more

Select Few Benefit from Film Subsidies

While crumbling roads affect everyone

While crumbling roads impact everyone. … more

Skorup Discusses Hollywood Corporate Welfare

Film subsidy money could be better spent

Film subsidy money could be better spent. … more

Corporate Welfare for 'Millionaire Movie Makers'

WNEM details film subsidy scheme

WNEM details film subsidy scheme. … more

Center Scholar's Commentary at MLive.com

New Red Wings arena should not get corporate welfare

New Red Wings arena should not get corporate welfare. … more

Lopez on Fox Business

Corporate welfare for movies unfair to taxpayers

Corporate welfare for movies unfair to taxpayers. … more

Politicians Should Stand Up for Taxpayers

Instead of sending their money to Hollywood

Instead of sending their money to Hollywood. … more

Ag Still Not Michigan's 2nd Largest Industry

And why that myth is so damaging

And why that myth is so damaging. … more

Corporate Welfare Schemes Need Transparency

Mackinac Center commentary in Detroit Free Press

Mackinac Center commentary in Detroit Free Press. … more

$1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors

Majority of Michigan GOP delegation voted for it

Majority of Michigan GOP delegation voted for it. … more

Mark Schauer's Support for Corporate Welfare

He had lots of help from the GOP along the way

He had lots of help from the GOP along the way. … more

MDOT Subsidy Numbers Off Track

Amtrak passengers should pay their full share

Amtrak passengers should pay their full share. … more

Corporate Welfare Scheme Back With New Name

'Aerotropolis' now 'VantagePort'

'Aerotropolis' now 'VantagePort.' … more

Batman and Superman vs. Taxpayers

Film subsidy costs taxpayers almost $8 each

Film subsidy costs taxpayers almost $8 each. … more

State 'Super' Sizes Movie with Subsidy

Hollywood getting more corporate welfare from your pockets

Hollywood getting more corporate welfare from your pockets. … more

Corporate Welfare Won't Save Detroit

Red Wings should build their own arena. … more

Corporate Welfare Awarded for Superhero Movie

Big Hollywood getting $35 million of your money

Big Hollywood getting $35 million of your money. … more

WingsWorld on Fox Business

LaFaive on Fox's "Money" discussing Detroit … more

More Corporate Welfare for Detroit

New Red Wings arena should not be subsidized

New Red Wings arena won't save city. … more

Corporate Welfare a Continual Failure

Time for government to focus on the basics

Time for government to focus on the basics. … more

Films or Potholes?

Cost of film subsidy program would repair over 5 million potholes

Hollywood corporate welfare could be used to fix roads. … more

Stop Giving Tax Dollars to Hollywood

Corporate welfare for movies is "economically foolish." … more

Why Film Subsidies Must Go

Independent studies show Hollywood corporate welfare a bust

Independent studies show Hollywood corporate welfare a bust. … more

House Budget Puts Roads Above Film Subsidies

Some Republicans protecting Big Hollywood corporate welfare

But some Republicans want to protect corporate welfare. … more

Paul Williams RIP

Rock journalist made it on is own, with no subsidies. … more

Higher Scrutiny of Government 'Investments'

Mascoma pulls IPO, questionable subsidies remain. … more

Center Analyst Discusses Film Subsidies

Jarrett Skorup on FOX2 Detroit Sunday. … more

'Transformers 4' Taking $20M from Taxpayers

Last "Transformers" movie made $1.1 billion. … more

A Look Behind the Curtain

Center analysis exposes fallacies of Oz subsidies. … more

Media Ignores Costs In Film Coverage

Lawmakers exchange bad policy for Hollywood glitz

Lawmakers exchange bad policy for Hollywood glitz. … more

Michigan Gets Flying Monkeys for $40 Million

"Oz" defends its own corporate welfare while slamming others. … more

Michigan Taxpayers Already Paid for 'Oz'

Film costs state taxpayers almost $9 each

Disney gets $40 million subsidy; has $4.8 billion profit. … more

Time to 'Sequester' Arts Subsidies

Let people keep their own money, choose their own art. … more

Long Live Rock: Technology Throws a Lifeline

The market, not subsidies, helps music evolve. … more

Government Funding of 'Scientific' Research

Lots of benefits for politicians, little for taxpayers. … more

On Breughel and Brussels Sprouts

Why public funding for the arts, or food, is still a bad idea. … more

Road Funding or Film Subsidies?

GOP legislators have hard time prioritizing. … more

Subsidized Housing for Government Workers

Land bank deals should be extended to all buyers. … more

The Common Ploy for More Funding

Universities want even more tax dollars. … more

Ethanol Subsidies Costly, Damaging

Walker commentary in Lansing State Journal Sunday. … more

Terrible Track Record

Government's 'green' venture capitalism experiment a failure.

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

Skorup Cited in Wall Street Journal

Taxpayers shouldn't fund sports stadiums

Taxpayers shouldn't fund sports stadiums. … more

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