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  1. Screening of Poverty, Inc.

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

  2. Can I Catch a Ride?: Regulating Uber and Lyft

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

    And spending continues to increase

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

    Gov. Snyder’s budget proposal hikes cost to taxpayers

  8. Marquette County Takes on EPA
  9. Detroit Classrooms Are Not Overcrowded
  10. Andrew Coulson: In Memoriam

    Remembering a great champion of educational freedom

  11. Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

    West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work

  12. New Bills Would Put Teeth Into Ignored Teacher Strike Law
  13. Your Tax Return Fundraises For These Nonprofits
  14. Karl Marx the Most Assigned Text at Michigan Colleges
  15. West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

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

  16. February 5, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

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

  17. Little Evidence That Unions Make Workers Safer

    right-to-work, injury

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

    DPS has benefited from state loan program

  19. Tax Cuts Beat Selective Favors in Economic Growth

    Only broad changes will improve the state's economy

  20. School District Thwarts Transparency With Unnecessary Costs
  21. Right-to-Work States Enjoying Faster Job Growth
  22. Michigan Competitiveness Stuck on Mediocre

    Economic outlook has improved, but could be better

  23. Nastiest Bumper Sticker Ever

    Addressing common misconceptions about capitalism

  24. School District Used Second-Graders to Urge Tax Vote
  25. Blizzard Hits East Coast But Climate Change Not Blamed
  26. Friends of Freedom

    Featuring Michigan Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter

  27. School Transportation News Features Center Study

    Survey of school service privatization 

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

    Legislation would gut new taxpayer-friendly restrictions

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

    To increase college grads, increase opportunities for all

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

    Michigan tax burden mediocre; improvements can be made

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

    Some homeowners find property assessor guidelines objectionable

  36. January 29, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint crisis money, drone bans, animal abuser checks

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

    Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom

  41. Sports Stadium Deals Consistently Strike Out

    Cities fail to negotiate deals that protect taxpayers

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

    Van Beek discusses effects of and solutions to over regulation

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

    Michigan should consider a full range of choice

  45. Mackinac in the News for School Choice Week

    Op-eds highlight benefits of educational options

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

    It's time to expand public records transparency

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

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

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

    It harms current employees and retirees as well

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

    Flint water money, driving while stoned, more

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

    State gets no benefit from protectionist rationing scheme

  71. January 15, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Occupational licensure mandates, African-American needs, more

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

    And without more taxpayer money

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

    Michigan students slow to improve, despite increased funding

  77. Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts
  78. Statewide Ridesharing Regulations

    A simple solution to the Uber lawsuit

  79. Michigan’s Next Criminal Intent Challenge

    Many local ordinances would benefit from reform

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

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

  84. Vernuccio Op-ed Published on

    Labor policy director discusses Friedrichs case in press

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

    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue

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

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

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

    Notice published in official magazine

  97. Michigan Economy No Longer Dependent on Auto Industry
  98. The Real Problem with Government Pensions

    Hint: It's not markets or greedy workers

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

    Examining government alcohol control across the country

  102. Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Bullying in The Detroit News

    Coverage of intimidation by UAW local

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