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.

Latest Articles

People First or Well Connected Developers?

We should provide tax relief for all instead of favors to a select few … more

Mackinac Center Analyst: Senate Bills 111-115 Are Corporate Cronyism

LaFaive available to comment on pending legislation … more

State Pension Funds Move To Risky Investments

Lack of payoff on investments is biggest driver of underfunding … more

The Cost of High Cigarette Taxes

Research reveals unintended consequences of tax … more

Legislators Should Give Taxpayers the Income Tax Cut They Deserve

With revenues increasing, the state can easily afford to lower rates … more

Mackinac Center Expert Available for Comment on FY 2018 Budget Release

Fiscal policy analyst to be in Lansing Wednesday for Snyder’s presentation … more

Legislators Who Promote Transparency Should Start by Disclosing Corporate Welfare Deals

MEDC secrecy patronizes lawmakers and public … more

Real Economy Creates 81 Jobs For Every 1 Promised by Business Subsidy Program

Broad improvements to the business climate help more than special subsidies … more

What Happens When the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Ends?

State could save millions by stopping ineffective subsidies … more

Indiana Could See Cigarette Smuggling Leap with Excise Tax Increase

Michigan may benefit from Hoosier hike … more