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Jonah Goldberg on WJR with Frank Beckmann

Author speaking at Mackinac Center event Friday.

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Click for audio Jonah Goldberg on WJR radio

Center Analyst on Pension Reform

James Hohman discusses school employee pension plan. more

Click for audio Hohman on WMKT

Center Analyst Discusses Right-to-Work Issues

Paul Kersey on WEMU. more

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Center Legal Analyst on WJR

Senate votes to end SEIU skim scheme. more

Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR

Analyst Talks About Michigan Gas Tax

Legislators should prioritize road spending, not raise taxes. more

Click for audio McHugh on WILS

James Hohman On Teacher Retirement System

Significant changes needed to rescue underfunded plan. more

Click for audio Hohman on WLBY

Center Analyst Discusses Union Ballot Proposal

Paul Kersey details "self-centered and reckless" initiative. more

Click for audio Paul Kersey on WMKT

Victory for U-M Grad Students

New law prevents forced unionization of graduate students. more

Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR

Closing the School Employee Retirement Fund

Center analyst explains how schools can save millions. more

Click for audio James Hohman on WXYT

Center Analysts Discuss Illegal Unionization

A video explaining the scheme is posted at Breitbart.com. more

Click for audio Patrick Wright on WMKT

Paul Kersey Discusses New Labor Proposal

"This is about protecting government employee unions." more

Click for audio Paul Kersey on WJR

SEIU Dues Skim Explained

Jack Spencer discusses illegal unionization. more

Click for audio Jack Spencer on WMKT

Center Analysts Discuss Emergency Manager Law

LaFaive, Kersey interviewed regarding ballot initiative. more

Click for audio LaFaive on WMKT

Center Analyst Discusses Gas Taxes

GOP legislators pushing bills to ramp up gas, vehicle taxes. more

Click for audio Jack McHugh on WMKT

Center Analyst Discusses Gas Tax

Michigan headed for highest fuel tax in the country? more

Click for audio McHugh on WILS gas tax 20120208

MCLF Attorney Discusses U-M Case

Students being denied due process in unionization fight. more

Click for audio Wright on WMKT 20120202 GRSA

Kersey Talks RTW on Beckmann

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Jack McHugh Lists 2011 Accomplishments

Review of 2011; where to for 2012 more

Click for audio Accomplishments of 2011

Hohman Discusses Volt Subsidies on Dobbs Show

Most government-subsidized car since the Trabant? more

Click for audio Hohman on the Lou Dobbs Show.

Kersey Discusses Right-to-Work

Protection should be extended to all workers, not just teachers. more

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Kersey Discusses UAW, Detroit on National Program

"To the Point" heard from LA to DC.
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Over Par, Over Priced

Lansing loses money on golf while laying off police officers.
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Click for audio Braun on WJR

Back-to-School Shopping

Schools, not parents, responsible for school supplies.
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Click for audio Wright on WJR

MCLF Fights More Illegal Unionization

U of M now trying to unionize students.
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Click for audio Wright and Day on WJR

Labor Talks

Paul Kersey discusses the labor issues of the day.
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Click for audio Paul Kersey on WMKT

Center FOIA Requests Explained

Ken Braun, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, was a guest on “The Frank Beckmann Show” on WJR AM760 this morning, discussing Freedom of Information Act requests the Mackinac Center filed last week at Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University, as well as the ensuing death threats the Center received.

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Click for audio Ken Braun on WJR

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WTCM, Oct. 15, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WTCM with Ron Jolly, Oct. 15, 2010 (17:40)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WJR, Sept. 17, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR with Frank Beckmann, Sept. 17, 2010 (8:12)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WGN, Sept. 15, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on Chicago's WGN with Mike McConnell, Sept. 15, 2010 (15:34)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WJR, Aug. 6, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR with Frank Beckmann, Aug. 6, 2010 (7:14)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WMKT, Aug. 5, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks with Greg Marshall about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WMKT with Greg Marshall, Aug. 5, 2010 (34:00)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WMKT, April 1, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WMKT, April 1, 2010 (40:48)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WJR, March 9, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks with Frank Beckmann about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR with Frank Beckmann, March 9, 2010 (13:17)

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WMKT, March 4, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks with Greg Marshall about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio http://www.mackinac.org/media/audio/2010/20100304WMKT-WrightLoarEDITED.mp3

Patrick Wright Discusses Day Care Unionization on WMKT, Jan. 14, 2010

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick Wright talks with Greg Marshall about the case Loar v. DHS. The Foundation is suing to end the illegal diversion of so-called "union dues" from state subsidy checks received by home-based day care providers who watch children from low-income families.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WMKT with Greg Marshall, Jan. 14, 2010 (30:18)

Sherry Loar Talks About Day Care Unionization on WJR, March 2010

Day care owner Sherry Loar of Petoskey talks with WJR's Frank Beckmann about the forced unionization of child care providers.

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Click for audio Sherry Loar on WJR with Frank Beckmann, March 26, 2010 (10:01)

Teacher Tenure Law Needs Changed

Jarrett Skorup, research associate for online engagement, was a guest today on “The Ron Jolly Show” on WTCM-AM1270 in Traverse City, where he discussed an article he recently wrote for Michigan Capitol Confidential about teacher tenure reform.

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Click for audio Jarrett Skorup Discusses Teacher Tenure

Labor Files

Labor Policy Director Paul Kersey was a guest recently on "The Greg Marshall Show" on WMKT-AM1270 in Charlevoix, where he discussed how taxpayers foot the bill for public-sector union dues, the need for right-to-work protections in Michigan and how unions spend a fraction of the dues they take from workers on collective bargaining.

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Click for audio Paul Kersey on WMKT

Governor's Role in Forced Unionization Case

Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, was a guest on "The Frank Beckmann Show" on WJR 760AM this morning, discussing recent findings that point directly to Gov. Jennifer Granholm's role in the forced unionization of more than 40,000 small-business owners.

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Click for audio Patrick Wright on WJR

Center Issues Ideas Forum on Environment and Economics

At a Mackinac Center forum on April 29, Dr. Margaret Thorning discussed the impact cap-and-trade and other climate change legislation would have on Michigan's economy. Earlier that day, Thorning and Jack McHugh, senior legislative analyst, were guests on The Frank Beckmann Show on WJR-AM760.

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Click for audio Margo Thorning and Jack McHugh discuss cap-and-trade

NFIB Criticizes Drive to Make Private Businesses and Contractors Into 'Government Employees'

Beckmann writes about it in The Detroit News

NFIB Michigan State Director Charlie Owens discusses the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation's lawsuit on WJR.

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Click for audio Charlie Owens of NFIB interviewed on WJR

Rush Limbaugh on Mackinac Center Lawsuit

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Friday spent several minutes talking about the lawsuit filed by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation against the Michigan Department of Human Services over the forced unionization of tens of thousands of home-based day care providers.

John Stossel of Fox Business News Thursday had written about the issue and aired a segment on Fox News Channel.

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Click for audio Rush Limbaugh Discusses MCLF Lawsuit

Mike LaFaive Critiques Governor's Budget

Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Center, was a guest on "The Frank Beckmann Show" on WJR AM760 today, discussing Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposed fiscal 2011 budget. He pointed out several shortcomings in her plan and offered suggestions on what the state should do to reduce costs, lower tax burdens and create a job-friendly atmosphere. You can read more about those items here.

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Click for audio Michael LaFaive Discusses Governor's Budget on WJR AM760

The Overton Window Opens to Another Audience

Joseph G. Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center, discussed the Overton Window on Detroit's WDET Public Radio today.

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Click for audio Joseph Lehman Discusses the Overton Window

Russ Harding on WMKT

Russ Harding discusses property rights in Traverse City. more

Click for audio Russ Harding Discusses the Boardman River Damn Project

Russ Harding on WTCM

Russ Harding, director of the Property Rights Network at the Mackinac Center, was a guest today on "The Norm Jones Show" on WTCM in Traverse City. more

Click for audio Russ Harding Discusses Boardman Dam