Features and Highlights

Mackinac Center Will Represent Teacher Suing MEA For Keeping Him In Union

 Mackinac Center representing Ann Arbor teacher suing MEA … more

New Study: No Correlation Between School Spending and Student Outcomes

Study finds spending more on Michigan schools doesn’t increase achievement … more

Mackinac Center Director of Education Policy on Senate Passage of DPS Bills

Michigan Senate approves new commission, prevents new educational choices … more

The Best Elementary and Middle Schools in Michigan

New Context and Performance Report Card released … more

Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto … more

West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

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

Mackinac Center Subject of SEIU Protest

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue … more

Mackinac Center Praises Michigan Legislature’s Passage of Criminal Intent Bill

Reforms make it harder to prosecute people for unknowingly committing crimes … more

Survey Reveals How Schools in Different States Compare in Privatizing Services

Pennsylvania leads the way among five states surveyed … more

ChoosingCharters.com Highlights Power of School Choice in Michigan

Students, families attribute freedom in education to success in school … more

Court of Appeals Denies MEA’s Request to Keep ‘August Window’

Decision will force MEA to “accept membership resignations submitted at any time” during the appeal … more

Electoral Success Supporting Labor Reforms

Mackinac Center video timeline analyzes political outcomes in Midwestern states … more

ACLU, Mackinac Center Report Calls on State to End Civil Forfeiture

Study shows abuses of government power on innocent citizens … more

Michigan Taxpayers Spend Over $3 Million a Year on Union Release Time

Mackinac Center releases new data for union time on the taxpayer dime … more

MEA Changes Opt-out Address, Keeps Members in the Dark

Michigan Education Association’s Latest Trick to Lock Workers in a Dues Cage … more

Mackinac Center Director of Research to Debate Lansing Mayor on Economic Development

Panelists Will Discuss the Current Political Realities and Ideology of Corporate Welfare … more

School Support Service Contracting Reaches 70.8 percent

Growth in Food Service, Custodial and Transportation Services Returns After Slow 2014 … more

Michigan Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work for State Employees

Accepting Mackinac Center Legal Foundation argument, justices decide 4 to 3 that Michigan Constitution prohibits agency fees for state workers … more

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill Ending Film Subsidies

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008 … more

SCOTUS to Hear Case That Could Declare Agency Fees for Public Employees Unconstitutional

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Filed Amicus Brief Asking Court to Hear Case … more

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate on Money in Politics: How Much Should Be Disclosed?

Mackinac Center partners with League of Women Voters of Michigan and The Federalist Society to host event … more

Two-thirds of Respondents Want Tax Dollars To Go To Roads Rather Than Corporate Welfare

Over 60 percent of Democratic, Republican voters say yest to Michigan roads, no to MEDC … more

Worker’s Choice Gives Unions and Employees More Freedom

New study solves the issue of “forced-riders” and so-called “free riders” … more

Study: State Tourism Promotion Ineffective

Every $1 spent generates only one penny of extra spending at motels and hotels … more

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Appeals Right-To-Work Case Involving Novi Teacher

‘The MEA has a duty of fair representation, yet it intentionally did not inform teachers of their rights.’ … more

Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Redirecting Film Subsidies to Roads

66 Percent Surveyed Support Reprioritizing $50 Million Film Subsidy for Road Improvements … more

Poll Suggests Strong Turnout for May 5 Ballot Proposal

79 percent of respondents say they know how they’ll vote … more

Court of Appeals Orders Wayne County Circuit to Hear Claim Related to Union’s End Run of RTW

‘The merits are clear. The union and school district violated the law and thumbed their noses at the legislature.’ … more

New Study Analyzes Impact of Proposal 1 on Taxpayers

Policy expert lays out May 5th ballot measure. … more

Mackinac Center Gets FOIA Charges Reduced from $1,550 to $50

Michigan Liquor Control Commission waives fees for virtual copies … more

Michigan Appeals Court Denies Stay in Taylor Teacher Case

Teachers could exercise right-to-work starting on March 6, 2015 … more

High Court Should Strike Agency Fees

U.S. Supreme Court decision could bring right-to-work to public sector … more

MEA President’s Pension Examined

Steve Cook appears to be earning taxpayer-funded pension benefits while not actually working at Lansing School District. … more

Taylor Teachers Win at MERC

Labor board says union committed an unfair labor practice and acted “arbitrarily, indifferent and reckless”  … more

Center Files FOIA Lawsuit

State agency wants $1,550 for spreadsheet data. … more

Gov. Snyder's 2015 State of the State Address

Calls for six government expansions, one limitation. … more

New Cigarette Smuggling Data Released

Michigan still ranks 10th in the nation. … more

What's Stopping Tesla from Selling Cars in Michigan?

Forum to discuss protectionist laws that keep innovators out … more

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