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  1. Planning for Life Workshop – Suttons Bay, MI

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2016 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

  2. Planning for Life Workshop – Grand Rapids, MI

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2016 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

  3. The Boundaries of Educational Choice: Surveying Michigan's Private School Landscape

    Nonpublic schools serve tens of thousands of Michigan elementary and secondary students, yet a clear understanding of the state's diverse private education landscape has been lacking. While most states (including those on our borders) have enacted some kind of publicly funded choice program, Michigan private schools fight in the Legislature for a small share of funding to cover the state’s health and safety mandates. In order to expand choice, Michigan must overcome a stringent constitution, as well as some popular misconceptions about private schools.

  4. Free Market Solutions to Problems in Health Care

    The Affordable Care Act dramatically changed the healthcare market throughout the United States and expanded the control of the federal government over healthcare policies. Despite this fact, there are still reforms that states can make that could expand the access and reduce the cost of medical services. This event will feature several experts who will discuss reforms that Michigan policymakers should consider if they want to improve healthcare services in this state.

  5. Planning for Life Workshop – Detroit, MI

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2016 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

  6. Can I Catch a Ride?: Regulating Uber and Lyft in Michigan

    Ridesharing is a new service made popular by companies like Lyft and Uber. It relies on smartphones to connect those who need a ride to drivers willing to provide one — a riff on the traditional taxi system. Ridesharing has allowed thousands of Michiganders earn extra income as drivers and save money and time as riders. It currently operates in a legal gray area, because ridesharing drivers are not cabbies or chauffeurs. 

  7. What’s Your Bubble? A Think Tank Checks Its Privilege

    The ‘bubble score’ of Mackinac Center staff

  8. DPS Sickout Teacher Lowballs Salary in Newspaper Story
  9. Group at Fore of Detroit School Preservation Effort Has Mixed Record
  10. State Attorneys General Wage War on Political Dissent
  11. Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports
  12. Michigan Budget on Course for $7 Billion Rise Under Republicans
    Michigan budget, state budget
  13. Michigan Needs To Stop Charging Residents To Get Their Property Back

    Mackinac Center analyst authors op-ed in Detroit Free Press

  14. April 29, 2015 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Crime and Punishment: juveniles, sign breakers, fetus merchants, more

  15. How Two Similar School Districts Get Such Different Results

    Study suggests funding levels have little impact on student growth

  16. IRS-Style Viewpoint Discrimination in Grand Rapids City Government?
  17. Tax Hike Election Coming to You Tuesday?
  18. Grand Rapids City Attorney Calls Alleged Rape Victim a 'Crack and Heroin Whore'
  19. Education Spending Not Tied To Success

    New study featured in state media

  20. West Virginia Right-to-Work May Turn on Supreme Court Race

    Possible backtracking on worker freedom if union-endorsed candidate elected

  21. Panic Over: Number of School Districts in Deficit Plummets
  22. Detroit Schools 'Misplace' $30 Million from Feds for Pensions
  23. Stopping University Tuition Hikes Would Cost Nearly $3 Billion

    Spending at Michigan public colleges is skyrocketing

  24. After 10 Years of Deficits, How One District Escaped Being Dissolved
  25. State of Michigan Employees Averaged 10 Sick Days Last Year
  26. State Employees' Average Cost Up to $117,000
  27. More from Taxpayers, But State Corporate Welfare Taking More Too
  28. April 22, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    School tax hikes, cash-only for rims, bigger fonts on seed warnings

  29. Czar-Like Detroit Education Commission Part of Establishment's 'War on Charters?'
  30. New 'Rich States, Poor States' Index Released

    Michigan improves slightly

  31. The Many Benefits of Ridesharing

    Lyft and Uber provide transportation and jobs in Michigan

  32. Why Some Teachers Prefer a 401(k) Over a Pension
  33. Detroit Mayor Says His Commission Will Be Independent While His City Discriminates

    Be wary of limiting competition in a failing school district

  34. Bankrupt Detroit Still Refuses Property Sales to Charter Schools
  35. Worker’s Choice Solves Free-/Forced-Rider Problem in Wisconsin

    Vernuccio op-ed explains idea in national publications

  36. Ann Arbor Crackdown Illustrates Need for Statewide Ridesharing Framework

    Eliminate gray areas surrounding Lyft and Uber

  37. 'Level' Playing Field for Detroit Charter Schools?
  38. Pure Michigan Campaign Ineffective, Needs To End

    New op-ed published in the Detroit News

  39. MEDC's Priority: Defend Its Budget
  40. Duggan Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters
  41. Government Has Probably Made You A Tax Cheat
  42. Michigan Parole Bill Would Revise Standards for Prisoner Release
  43. Pope Francis Favors School Choice

    Educating children a “primary” and “inalienable” right of parents

  44. April 15, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Ban “cyber revenge porn,” authorize Pet Protection Orders, rapist fathers’ rights, yoga regulation

  45. New Study: No Correlation Between School Spending and Student Outcomes

    Study finds spending more on Michigan schools doesn’t increase achievement

  46. Which Firms To Get $1 Billion from State Taxpayers? None of Your Business
  47. Closing Pensions for State Employees in 1990s Saved Michigan Millions Today

    Study highlights savings from defined-contribution reform

  48. School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What's the Relationship?

    Click here to view the PDF of the full study.

    Does Michigan devote enough money to primary and secondary education? Do school districts receive enough revenue to ensure the vast majority of enrolled students graduate college or career ready? How much does it cost to provide a quality educational experience? These are the types of questions for which the Michigan Legislature recently paid nearly $400,000 to obtain some answers.

    These answers would clearly be helpful to policymakers who determine how many tax dollars to allocate to schools. But these concerns about the adequate level of school funding are based in part on the common assumption that spending more on K-12 schools will generate better academic outcomes. A more fundamental question that policymakers might want to answer before determining the appropriate level of funding for schools is: What is the relationship between school spending and student achievement in Michigan?

    That is the question this paper attempts to answer.

  49. Local Ballot Initiatives Target Police, Prosecutors Confiscating Property
  50. Mackinac Center Names New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Welcoming John Mozena

  51. MSU Prof Calls Republicans 'Dying White People,' Receives Raises
  52. Top Rated School Could Be Closed in Battle Creek
  53. Pure Flummery: Seeing Double on Corporate Welfare Spin

    Pure Michigan ads are attractive corporate welfare

  54. Trust Parents with Schools of Choice

    Don't restrict opportunity for 'historically disadvantaged' student groups

  55. Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Decline Since Helmet Mandate Repeal
  56. Economy Threatened By Aging of Michigan's Soo Locks
  57. April 8, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Require schools teach sexual and internet etiquette; impose mileage tax; a teen court

  58. Reasons to be Optimistic Abound in Michigan Economy

    State leads the way out of recession, but work still to do

  59. Number of State Employees Who Make $100,000+ Up 50 Percent Under Snyder
  60. How to Ease the Coming Physician Shortage

    Changing licensing restrictions and expanding services would help

  61. Clock Ticking on School Adequacy Study
  62. It's Time for Scope of Practice Reform

    Current laws increase health care costs and limit access

  63. Detroit Children Need Choice, Not Bureaucracy

    DeGrow responds to DPS reform in the Detroit News

  64. Ride Sharing
  65. Michigan Pushes Back Against Feds on Labor Regulations
  66. Why Michigan Needs Electioneering Reform

    MLive publishes Mackinac Center policy analyst’s take

  67. Governor, Legislature Clash Over E-Cigarette Regulations
  68. Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation
  69. Michigan Senator: Employer Mandates Are For Other People
  70. End the 21st Century Jobs Fund
  71. Ban Closing a Detroit School, No Matter How Bad?
  72. Michigan Should Make Detroit Public Schools an All-Charter System
  73. Safe Drinking Water or Subsidize Ads for Resorts?
  74. April 1 Michigan Legislature Weekly Roll Call Report
    Constitutional amendments on same sex marriage, legalized pot, “referendum-proofing” bills and more
  75. Mackinac Video Featured in The Washington Post

    Watch Rebecca Friedrichs make her case for worker freedom

  76. Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman
  77. Prison Guard Union Provides Lurid Claims for U-M Anti-Privatization Report
  78. 'Pure Michigan or Pure Puffery?' Op-ed Published In The Times Herald

    Taxpayers deserve more transparency about how their money is being spent

  79. Another Reason for Information Deficits on Flint Water Crisis
  80. Truckers See Local Fines as a Cash Grab
  81. Hung Supreme Court Delays Freedom for Public Employees

    Public employees' First Amendment rights are on hold

  82. Hohman in LSJ: Road Tax Hike to Fund Medicaid Expansion

    Road funding will morph into Medicaid funding.

  83. Puffery or Proof? The Business of Tourism Subsidy 'Budget Justification'
  84. A Hopeful Vision for Education in Detroit

    Detroit needs drastic reforms, not more tinkering.

  85. Four Questions About the Detroit Public Schools Plan
  86. Feds: Multimillion Dollar Detroit Public School Scam Ran for 13 Years
  87. How Michigan's School Rankings Aggravate Social Tensions
  88. March Madness Office Pools: Illegal, But Tolerated
  89. Need a Job? Michigan's Unemployment Rate Better than U.S. Average
  90. Are Michigan's Record Labor Force Gains Real?

    Can we celebrate recent record-breaking job growth figures?

  91. The Republicans Who Voted to Ration School Choice in Detroit
  92. Republican Senate Bails Out Detroit Schools, Rations School Choice
  93. Skorup in Midland Daily News on Occupational Licensure

    Remove needless barriers that block entrepreneurs and job seekers

  94. Fact-Checking Teacher Union Math on Detroit Schools
  95. R.I. Cigarette Tax Hike Proposal to Cost State Money
  96. When Obstructionist Teachers Unions Applaud the Senate Republicans ...
  97. Michigan House Passes Bill Eliminating Forfeiture Bonding

    Would repeal a requirement that people post a bond to recover property that was sized without a criminal conviction

  98. The Real Story Behind the Feds Pursuing 'Climate Change Deniers'
  99. Mackinac Center Director of Education Policy on Senate Passage of DPS Bills

    Michigan Senate Approves New Commission, Prevents New Educational Choices

  100. Holding Back Social Promotion: Florida’s Example Promises Stronger Readers

    Well-designed third-grade retention policies can work

  101. Supposed To Be For the Children
  102. Meme This: Michigan Sells a Lot to China
  103. Detroit Receives Friendly Airbnb Ranking

    Here’s the best regulatory approach for the state

  104. March 18, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Detroit school bailout, extra liquor license for big stores, digital assets

  105. U-M Economist: 'Michigan's Economy is Doing Great'
  106. More People Looking for Jobs and Fewer People Not Finding Them
  107. March Madness Betting Pools are Illegal in Michigan

    Bet with friends at your own risk

  108. Acton Wins Tax Dispute in Grand Rapids

    City unfairly targeted the group

  109. State Rankings Penalize Schools for Having More Poor Kids
  110. IMPACT March/April 2016
  111. Local Grocery Bag Bans Coming? Not If These Legislators Prevail
  112. New Bill Fixes a Pension Problem, Leaves Major Problem Untouched

    Boosted pensions aren't the main cause of underfunding

  113. Flint Shows Importance of Open Government

    Reitz in The Detroit News

  114. Bill Would Let Detroit Schools Collect Automated 'Photocop' Traffic Fines
  115. State Licensing Laws Affecting Where People Choose to Live
    Another reason to loosen labor regulations
  116. Teachers Union Spends Little of Its Funds on Bargaining
  117. Screening of 'Poverty, Inc.'

    Sponsored by Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

  118. No Auto Bailout, but Johnson Controls Got Big Government Subsidies
  119. Who’s Picking Up the Tab?
  120. March 11, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    “Stale” petition signatures, bank examiner powers, arson burns

  121. State Dodges Deadline for High Stakes School Performance List
  122. Vernuccio Joined WXYZ for Primary Night

    How labor issues factor into the 2016 election

  123. 'Reckless Expansion' of Charter Schools? Not Quite
  124. Healthy Charter Sector Belies Need for Commission, Extra Regulation

    Michigan's charters are excellent and improving

  125. Despite Candidate Rhetoric, Michigan Exports to Mexico Continue to Gain

    Freer trade is good for Michigan and the country


    Most union members have never had a say in which union represents them in their workplace. This is because once a union is certified, it normally maintains that certification indefinitely. When new employees start on the job, they are simply given a union card and told which union is representing them — they have no voice in the matter. 

  127. Charter School Critics: Accountability For Thee But Not For Me
  128. DeGrow Letter Published in Wall Street Journal

    Rebutting DPS allegations from teacher union president

  129. Gov. Snyder Releases 21,730 Flint Documents, No Charge; City Wants $172,000
  130. NPR Quotes Hohman to Correct Sanders

    NAFTA is not responsible for Detroit's woes

  131. Michigan Corporate Welfare’s Secret Giveaway: $1 Billion in 2016

    State refuses to disclose how much each company gets

  132. Trump, Snyder Agree: More Visas for Foreigners With Degrees

    Possible change of course for presidential candidate

  133. Why Can't Detroit Go to all Charter Schools Like New Orleans?
  134. Tax Cuts Beat Selective Favors in Boosting Economic Growth
  135. You Are Paying for Local Government Tax Hike Ads
  136. A Path to Real Regulatory Reform: Decrease Michigan’s Licensing Burden
  137. Highly Paid Officials Don't Always Equal High Public School Performance
  138. Charter Schools Are Not to Blame for Pension Woes

    The way to catch up on underfunding is not to rope more people in

  139. March 4, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report
    Teens with liquor, bikers without a license, DNR double dipping
  140. Public Records and the Office of the Governor

    FOIA lessons from the rest of the states

  141. In Grand Rapids, Your Home is Not Always Your Castle
  142. Michigan's Highest Paid School Employees (No. 1 Makes $368,836)
  143. Maryland Cigarette Excise Tax Hike Proposal Irresponsible
  144. Don’t Limit Workers’ Right to Work

    Bill would allow employees to vote on right-to-work

  145. Here’s Where Teachers Get the Highest Pay in Michigan
  146. West Virginia Excise Tax Hike Proposal Invites Smugglers

    How Raising Cigarette Taxes Could Increase More Than Revenue

  147. Court: Can't Prove Union Encouraged Sickouts; Union Boasts of Them In Newsletter
  148. In 20 Years, Only Two Corporate Welfare Recipients Created 1,000+ Jobs
  149. Why Don't Detroit's Most Successful Public Schools Get More Praise?
  150. February 26, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    “Reasonable” government electioneering, save sweltering children, teach the Holocaust

  151. Charter School Group Demands Apology from Detroit Free Press Columnist
  152. Wright Discusses Scalia on Let it Rip

    Panel discussion on replacing the deceased Supreme Court judge

  153. Cherry-Picking Michigan Charter Data Leads to Wrong Conclusions

    Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

  154. Mackinac Research Cited by Wall Street Journal

    Two articles examine right-to-work in West Virginia and across the country

  155. Friedrichs Case Petitioners: For Want of a Justice
  156. Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    Recovered from recession and grown beyond its 2000 peak

  157. New Context and Performance Report Card in the News

    Study ranks elementary and middle schools with socioeconomic context

  158. Federal Funding Favors Poorer School Districts Like Detroit
  159. February Viewpoints

    Analysis of Worker's Comp, DPS Reform and Income Inequality in Michigan

  160. If You Can't Believe Huffington Post on Charter Schools ...
  161. The Flint Water Crisis and the Challenge of City Infrastructure

    Sponsored by Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

  162. Average New York Teachers Makes $76,000 — Media Ignores to Exaggerate ‘Attacks'
  163. Michigan Public Schools Get More Money than Ever to Cover Operations
  164. Poor Cities Don't Equal Underfunded Public Schools
  165. February 19, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint water rebates, raises for judges, more sap for you

  166. Democrats Want Higher Minimum Wage for Others While Paying Their Workers Nothing
  167. Free Press Quotes LaFaive on Arena Deal

    Possible conflict of interest in new Red Wings venue

  168. Union Official Peddles False Figures in Teacher Pay Complaint
  169. Let Them Work: Solutions for Michigan’s Overbearing Occupational Licensing Laws

    Occupational licensing is now the biggest issue in labor economics, with even more of an effect than unions.  On a national basis 25 percent of all Americans need the government’s permission and specific credentials before they can work.  That is more than twice as many people who are members of unions—11 percent and declining—and 25 times the number who earn the minimum wage.

  170. Unions are Super PACS
  171. IMPACT January/February 2016
  172. The Best Elementary and Middle Schools in Michigan

    New Context and Performance Report Card released

  173. Legislation Would Prevent State From Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid
  174. The Context and Performance Report Card: Public Elementary and Middle Schools, 2015
  175. Bill Would Fine 'Aggressive' Panhandlers
  176. LaFaive and Nesbit Op-ed Published in Lincoln Journal Star

    Raising cigarette taxes would increase smuggling

  177. Setting the Record Straight on Teacher Pay Won't 'Destroy Public Education'
  178. Historic District Horror Stories
  179. Bill Would End Monopoly on New Auto Sales
  180. Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

    West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto

  181. February 12, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Nude dancing, pet adoption background checks, unionization and pensions

  182. State Officials Lose Official Representation in Flint Water Lawsuit
  183. State Will Collect $725 Million More Next Year
  184. Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

    And spending continues to increase

  185. Speed Trap Empire Strikes Back at Reform Effort
  186. Higher Education Subsidies: Is College More ‘Affordable’ for Those Who Don’t Go?

    Gov. Snyder’s budget proposal hikes cost to taxpayers

  187. Marquette County Takes on EPA
  188. Detroit Classrooms Are Not Overcrowded
  189. Andrew Coulson: In Memoriam

    Remembering a great champion of educational freedom

  190. Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

    West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work

  191. Put Parents in the Drivers Seat of Detroit School Reform
  192. New Bills Would Put Teeth Into Ignored Teacher Strike Law
  193. Michigan Worker’s Compensation Reforms Have Succeeded
  194. Inequality in Michigan: Not As Bad As You Think
  195. Karl Marx the Most Assigned Text at Michigan Colleges
  196. Your Tax Return Fundraises For These Nonprofits
  197. West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

    State poised to become 26th right-to-work state

  198. February 5, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint water bill rebates, dark skies, tax breaks for developers

  199. Little Evidence That Unions Make Workers Safer

    right-to-work, injury

  200. Poor Decisions, Not Funding System, Fuel Detroit Schools’ Woes

    DPS has benefited from state loan program

  201. Tax Cuts Beat Selective Favors in Economic Growth

    Only broad changes will improve the state's economy

  202. Right-to-Work States Enjoying Faster Job Growth
  203. School District Thwarts Transparency With Unnecessary Costs
  204. Michigan Competitiveness Stuck on Mediocre

    Economic outlook has improved, but could be better

  205. Nastiest Bumper Sticker Ever

    Addressing common misconceptions about capitalism

  206. Civil Forfeiture Timeline
  207. Blizzard Hits East Coast But Climate Change Not Blamed
  208. School District Used Second-Graders to Urge Tax Vote
  209. Friends of Freedom

    Featuring Michigan Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter

  210. School Transportation News Features Center Study

    Survey of school service privatization 

  211. Like Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering for Tax Hikes? Here’s a Bill for You

    Legislation would gut new taxpayer-friendly restrictions

  212. Bills Would Repeal Legislators', Governor's Open Records Law Exemptions
  213. College Grads Attracted to Opportunity Before Bike Lanes

    To increase college grads, increase opportunities for all

  214. Big Turnout, Crossover Voters May Spice Up Michigan's Presidential Primary
  215. Stage Set For West Virginia to Become Next Right-to-Work State
  216. Taxing Matters: Michigan's Middling Rank

    Michigan tax burden mediocre; improvements can be made

  217. Right-to-Work States Have Faster Income Growth
  218. Government’s Free Pass to Trespass

    Some homeowners find property assessor guidelines objectionable

  219. January 29, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint crisis money, drone bans, animal abuser checks

  220. In Memoriam: Bruce Beerbower
  221. House May Push Back Against Snyder's Detroit School Plan
  222. State: 'Secure Our Future' NOT Code for 'Vote Yes on Tax Hike' (wink, wink)
  223. Vernuccio Testifies on Right-to-Work in West Virginia

    Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom

  224. Sports Stadium Deals Consistently Strike Out

    Cities fail to negotiate deals that protect taxpayers

  225. Director of Research Speaks at Operation Action U.P.

    Van Beek discusses effects of and solutions to over regulation

  226. Debate Rages Over How Often Government Pushes For A 'Yes' Vote on Tax Hikes
  227. Give Michigan Special-Needs Students Fair Access to the Best Options

    Michigan should consider a full range of choice

  228. Mackinac in the News for School Choice Week

    Op-eds highlight benefits of educational options

  229. Myth-Busting the Michigan 'Gag Order' Law
    What Senate Bill 571 actually does
  230. Senate Acts, House Dallies on Pension Spiking and Union Release Time Bills
  231. Detroit Teachers Make More Than Twice Average Household
  232. It's Time to Expand Public Records Transparency

    It's time to expand public records transparency

  233. Whistleblowers Allege Police Pension Spiking Scheme
  234. Correct Union Right-to-Work Analogy: Like Firing Vegetarians for Not Buying Meat
  235. Center Featured in West Virginia Media

    West Virginia could become 26th right-to-work state

  236. Pension Reform Failure Cost Michigan Taxpayers $6 Billion or More

    It harms current employees and retirees as well

  237. Thank You for Supporting CapCon!
  238. Thank You for Supporting the Center!
  239. Bills Impose Accountability on Powerful Historic Districts
  240. Detroit is Not Really Tracking the 'Comp Time' of its Employees
  241. Michigan Can Do More On Occupational Licensing
    Free event in Lansing next month
  242. January 22, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint water money, driving while stoned, more

  243. Don't Blame Lack of Money for Deplorable Conditions in Detroit Schools
  244. Removing Someone Else's Dog Collar Could Mean Jail Time
  245. In West Virginia Right-to-Work Debate, Unions Re-Use Scare Story Script
  246. Hit Rewind: Union Trots Out False 'School Cuts' Claim (Again)
  247. How the Flint Water Story Was Uncovered
  248. Group Seeks to Press Tesla Sales Issue in Lansing
  249. Indicted Detroit Principal Claims Robin Hood Status, Collected Six-Figure Paychecks
  250. Republican Senators Propose Sales Tax Increase for Roads
  251. Pity the Pollsters: Cellphones Complicate Fraught Process
  252. West Virginia Could Become 26th Right-to-Work State
  253. CON Law Restricts Patient Access to Critical Health Care Services

    State gets no benefit from protectionist rationing scheme

  254. January 15, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Occupational licensure mandates, African-American needs, more

  255. Money, Not Governance, Appears Main Focus of New Detroit School Proposal
  256. Read This Or You May Die
  257. Michigan Universities Doing Just Fine

    And without more taxpayer money

  258. City: Vote 'Yes' On Tax Hike or You May Die
  259. The Numbers Behind Upcoming Adequacy Study

    Michigan students slow to improve, despite increased funding

  260. Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts
  261. Statewide Ridesharing Regulations

    A simple solution to the Uber lawsuit

  262. Michigan’s Next Criminal Intent Challenge

    Many local ordinances would benefit from reform

  263. Supreme Court Tone Appears to Favor Ending Agency Fees to Unions
  264. In Michigan, $1.5 Billion Powerball Pot Just $522 Million After Taxes
  265. Pravda Worked for the Kremlin, Why Not Here?
  266. Unions Do Not Benefit All Employees

    Friedrichs is a case study in how unions can benefit some at the expense of others

  267. Vernuccio Op-ed Published on

    Labor policy director discusses Friedrichs case in press

  268. Detroit District Teachers Stage Sickout; Charter Teachers Go to Work
  269. Detroit Teacher Sickout Strike Causes 80 Percent of Students to Miss School
  270. State Legislature Looking to Address Detroit School Sickouts
  271. This Supreme Court Case Could Forever Change Government Unions
  272. Union Officials Spin Lawsuit Doom and Disinformation, Members Don’t Buy It
  273. Ratepayers vs. Monopoly: How Will Next Utilities Commissioner Rule?
  274. Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues
  275. Michigan Voters Will Now Have to Select Their Politicians Individually
  276. Mackinac Center Subject of SEIU Protest

    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue

  277. New Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering Restrictions Anger Local Government Tax Hikers
  278. Fewer Opportunity Seekers Flee Michigan

    The number of customers heading out of Michigan was largely offset by the number moving into the state.

  279. MEA Announces Violation of Right-to-Work Law, Says Members May Leave at Anytime

    Notice published in official magazine

  280. Michigan Economy No Longer Dependent on Auto Industry
  281. The Real Problem with Government Pensions

    Hint: It's not markets or greedy workers

  282. Star Wars Made $1 Billion in 10 Days; Feds Spend That Much During Every Showing
  283. Political Reasons, Not Economic Ones, Keep Corporate Welfare Agency Alive
  284. Weekly Standard Features Mackinac Center Research

    Examining government alcohol control across the country

  285. Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Bullying in The Detroit News

    Coverage of intimidation by UAW local

  286. Rebecca Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
  287. Michigan’s Walkathon Ban: A Repeal 80 Years in the Making
  288. Schools Seek New Property Tax Powers
  289. Use a Charter School Board to Reorganize Detroit Public Schools
  290. Schools and Locals Electioneer for Tax Hikes, State Nods
  291. What You Read Last Year: Our Top Stories of 2015
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