Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Contact:
Chantal Lovell
Media Relations Manager
989-698-1914

Policy experts at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy are available for interviews in advance of Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 State of the State address. They can discuss specific policy topics that may come up in Tuesday night’s address or offer general comments in their areas of expertise.

Topics being watched by Mackinac Center analysts include:

  • School pension reform
  • Municipal retiree benefit reform
  • Income tax changes
  • State revenue sharing with local governments
  • School rankings and accountability
  • Educational choice
  • Higher education funding
  • Prevailing wage repeal
  • Infrastructure spending
  • Auto insurance changes
  • Economic development and corporate welfare
  • State energy policy
  • Environmental regulation
  • Medicaid funding
  • Criminal justice reform
  • FOIA and government transparency

Analysts will also be available leading up to and immediately after the State of the State for comment. Follow the Mackinac Center Twitter account (@mackinaccenter) during the address for brief comments from policy experts.

To set up an interview with someone from the Mackinac Center, contact:

Chantal Lovell
Media Relations Manager
989-698-1914
989-251-8388 (text)

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