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  1. Overcriminalization in Michigan

    Michigan’s vast, disorganized criminal law inherently places residents at risk of unintentionally violating a growing array of regulatory crimes that are difficult to discover and understand. The complexity of administrating such a criminal code threatens to divert scarce resources away from the enforcement of serious violent and property crimes. This event will feature ideas about how to protect Michigan residents from overcriminalization and improve the state’s criminal law.


     
  2. One Lawsuit Settled, But No Truce in Wind Energy Debate
     
  3. Eight Days, 196 Bills, 12 Constitutional Amendments

    Repeal film subsidies, let nurses do more, stalking registry.


     
  4. The End of Hollywood Corporate Welfare?

    Legislators look to fix budget overspending.


     
  5. 'Free' Community College

    Not a very sound idea.


     
  6. In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150
     
  7. Ethanol Study Touted as Independent Was Paid for by Corn Growers
     
  8. Jennifer Granholm = Job Creator ... Really?
     
  9. Granholm Too Cool For Her Own Cool Initiative?
     
  10. Federal Government Stymies Energy Production on its Land
     
  11. A Formula for Happiness with Arthur Brooks
    Join AEI president Arthur Brooks for a discussion on the intersection between work, happiness, and human flourishing. This event is co-sponsored by The Mackinac Center, AEI, and Acton.
     
  12. Michigan Celebrates National School Choice Week
     
  13. Michigan Celebrates School Choice
     
  14. $10,000 Plus More a Year, But Take Home Pay is the Same?
     
  15. Michigan Turns 178

    A look back at the early days.


     
  16. Fixing Michigan's Budget-Killing School Employees' Pension Up in the Air
     
  17. National School Choice Week at the Capitol

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and partner organizations cordially invite you to join us in celebrating National School Choice Week with an event from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2015, at the Capitol.


     
  18. Spalding Discusses School Choice

    Joined on WKAR by Democratic lawmaker.


     
  19. Two Cheers for Legislators on Licensing

    Good progress in 2013, more to be done.


     
  20. Labor Policy Expert Cited on Union Decline

    Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press.


     
  21. State Revenue Increasing by $640 Million
     
  22. The Costs and Benefits of Wind Energy: Competing Groups Hold Forums
     
  23. 88 New Bills in Four Days — a Sampler
    Ban local Uber bans, restrict religious freedom restrictions.
     
  24. Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings

    Claims about efficiency, health hazards should be explored.


     
  25. Governor Signs Bill Freeing Up Market Approach to Health Care
     
  26. State Out Nearly $300M from Cigarette Smuggling

    Yet another unintended consequence of high excise taxes.


     
  27. Why Not Double the Prevailing Wage?

    Arbitrary rate does harm taxpayers, school districts.


     
  28. Open Letter to the Liquor Control Commission

    Abandon rules allowing industry price collusion.


     
  29. State Agency Wants $1,500 for a No-Cost Electronic File
     
  30. Mackinac Center Sues Michigan Liquor Control Commission Over FOIA Fees
     
  31. Despite Media Reports, Michigan's Revenues are Increasing
     
  32. Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived
     
  33. Another Tobacco Store Burglary Today

    Unintended consequence of high cigarette taxes.


     
  34. MEDC's New Program: Government Funding Government
     
  35. Point One Finger, Three are Pointing Back at You
     
  36. Gov. Snyder’s 2015 State of the State Address Included Six Proposed Government Expansions, One Limitation
     
  37. How Michigan Blew a Hole in its Budget
     
  38. Feds Take Step Forward on Asset Forfeiture

    Now state needs to step up.


     
  39. Michigan Sales Tax Hike Proposal May Provide Schools With Less
     
  40. Did the State Superintendent Advocate Detroit Schools Hire More Teachers?
     
  41. And They’re Off – Jan. 16 Legislature Report
    Hike taxes, extend term limits, repeal "prevailing wage"
     
  42. 'Big Oil' and Climate Change

    Debunking an urban myth.


     
  43. Center Research Cited in Washington Post

    New cigarette smuggling study released.


     
  44. State Superintendent Advocates Hiring More Teachers in Detroit
     
  45. Legislature Looks at Repealing Prevailing Wage

    Center experts made suggestion 20 years ago.


     
  46. 'Blown Away' Program Prolonged

    Corporate welfare program a continued failure.


     
  47. MEGA Fail: Progress Michigan Bashes Republican Governor for Democratic Governor’s Program
     
  48. Awarded Millions, Wind Turbine Company Defaults on State Loan
     
  49. Analysis: High Cigarette Taxes Contributing to Increased Smuggling Rates in Michigan, Elsewhere
     
  50. Cigarette Smugglers Still Love New York and Michigan, but Illinois Closing In
     
  51. Renewable Energy Advocate Falsely Claims Industry is not Supported by Taxpayer Dollars
     
  52. Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

    Please join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in welcoming Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of Political Science at The City College of New York-CUNY and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership.


     
  53. Michigan's Pension Underfunding Problem
     
  54. A Fresh Angle: Taking on 'Big Wind' With Competition
     
  55. MEA Gives Update on Cyberbullying Bill While Still Bullying Ex-Members
     
  56. ‘Tax Cut Fever’ – Never Burning Hot

    Has tax cut phobia gripped Lansing?


     
  57. A Presidential Flip Flop
     
  58. Five Years Later, Granholm's Green Economic Vision has Failed to Materialize
     
  59. The Mackinac Center, Policy, and Politics

    Setting the record straight


     
  60. Despite 'Tax Cut Fever,' State Revenue Grows by Billions
     
  61. LaFaive on WKZO in Kalamazoo

    Discussed migration, legislative priorities and roads.


     
  62. 'Green Energy' Companies Awarded $231 Million Created Just 44 Full-Time Jobs
     
  63. Doctors Accepting More Medicaid Patients – for Now
     
  64. Union Tries to Block Election that Would Decertify it
     
  65. Detroit Homicide Rate isn't the Lowest Since 1967, Despite TV Station's Claim
     
  66. A Better School Just a Mile Away, but Parents Don't Get a Choice
     
  67. Charter School Student Enjoying Success at Stanford

    Detroit student had been accepted to several top universities.


     
  68. Statewide Media Attention for Missed Votes Report

    How did your legislator do?


     
  69. Plan for Green Energy Biogas Facility in Reed City 'Just Dies'
     
  70. He's the Best Man for the Job, and So is His Brother
     
  71. Huron County Looks at Wind Turbine Moratorium
     
  72. Dear Taxpayer: Does This 'Bug' You?

    Politicians often focus on less important matters


     
  73. Happy New Year! It’s Time for Tax Cuts
     
  74. Center Report Card Puts School Performance in Context
     
  75. Bowl-ing for Dollars
     
  76. What is a 'Green Job'? Advocates Won't Say
     
  77. As Conventional Public Schools Fail Transparency Law, Charters are Targeted
     
  78. In or Out? How is Michigan Doing Among Other States?

    New United Van Lines National Movers Study released.


     
  79. How Would You Spend an Extra $130?

    How would you spend an extra $130?


     
  80. Politicians Don’t Guide the Economy, You Do
    Economic growth starts with the individual, not the state.
     
  81. No, Michigan is Not Projected to Run a Deficit
     
  82. Union Threatens School District for Removing Illegal Language From Contracts
     
  83. The Best of the Best: CapCon's Top 10 Stories of 2014
     
  84. Happy New Year!

    The perfect time for tax cuts.


     
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