Features and Highlights

New High School Rankings Available in Unique Report Card

‘Context and Performance’ analysis accounts for student poverty rates when grading schools … more

Court Rejects MDEQ’s Avoidance Tactics in Flint FOIA Lawsuit

Motion to dismiss denied by State of Michigan Court of Claims … more

Mackinac Center, ACLU Applaud New Forfeiture Bill

But call on state to require conviction … more

High Cigarette Taxes Lead to More Smuggling

Study provides new estimates of smuggling rates for each state … more

Court of Appeals Rules Union and District Violated Right-to-Work Law

MERC decision is upheld in a win for Taylor teachers … more

Mackinac Center Director of Labor Policy Selected for Trump Agency Landing Team

Vernuccio will serve on team to coordinate transition at Department of Labor … more

House Lawmakers Consider Key Bills

Pension spiking, union release time, private public partnerships and toll roads on the table … more

Michigan’s Pension Bureaucrats Mislead Policymakers and the Public

Office of Retirement Services tries to derail pension reform … more

Mackinac Center Receives $500,000 Education Research Grant

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation supports third year of education initiative … more

Tourism Officials Invited To Debate Efficacy of Pure Michigan

Mackinac Center researchers challenge state to defend claim that program is worth its cost … more

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