Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative

The Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative is dedicated to producing high quality research and timely analysis of fiscal policy issues in Michigan. Built on four policy pillars — budget, tax, economic development and privatization — the Initiative educates decision makers about the importance of making sound policy choices for a free society.

This work would not be possible without our generous donors. For information about the Mackinac Center and our benefits please visit our membership page.

Latest Articles

When the Goal of Spending Money is to Spend Money

Transit should instead be about getting people places … more

A Look At The State Budget for Business Subsidies

Old ideas get new taxpayer cash … more

Want Money For Roads? Take It from This Failing Program

Michigan Business Development Program funding should end … more

Property Tax Revenue On a Slow Rise

Value of property increased 12 percent over past four years … more

The Flexible State Budget

State’s MBDP Job Creation Claims an Inconvenient Fiction

Just because government says its effective doesn’t mean it is … more

Study: Michigan Business Development Program of Questionable Merit

Research shows decline in jobs in counties where subsidized projects are located … more

Michigan’s Long 'Bad Driver Tax' Nightmare Will Finally End

A revenue-grab from Michigan’s lost decade left a trail of social costs and broken lives … more