Features and Highlights

VoteSpotter App for Android and Apple iOS

Give instant feedback to legislators. … more

GOP Voters Oppose Detroit Bailout

New public opinion poll released. … more

Michigan Education Association Gives Up Fight

MEA drops fight against unfair labor practice complaints. … more

New Survey of School Union Contracts

Districts still bargaining over prohibited subjects. … more

Lawsuit Filed Against MEA

Union threatens 8,000 educators over unpaid dues. … more

New Tobacco Smuggling Data

Michigan remains 10th nationally. … more

School Privatization Survey Released

Numbers hit all-time high. … more

Gov. Snyder's 2014 State of the State Address

Proposes six expansions, two limitations of government. … more

Highland Park Charter District

Policy brief, documentary show improvements. … more

Teamsters Abandon Anti-RTW Policy

MCLF sued on behalf of Dearborn employees. … more

MEA Accused of Unfair Labor Practices

Eight teachers file at MERC over right-to-work. … more

Benefits out of Balance

Public sector outpaces private sector by $5.8B. … more

SEIU Case Appealed

Dues skim victims should get money back. … more

Study: Top-to-Bottom Rankings Flawed

Schools penalized for serving low-income students. … more

Center Involved in Supreme Court Case

Forced unionization schemes under review. … more

Lehman Honored with Roe Award

Recognizes dedication to free-market principles. … more

Center Files FOIA Lawsuit

City of Westland fees illegal, exorbitant. … more

House Passes Flawed Medicaid Expansion

'An exceptionally cynical exercise.' … more

Press Release: RTW Laws Increase Economic Growth

New study examines six decades of data. … more

Press Release: Medicaid Waivers a Risky Proposal

Waivers are temporary, but expansion is permanent … more

Press Release: Teamsters Discriminate Against Workers

Lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court. … more

Study: New CAP Report Card for Young Students

How did your kid's school rank? … more

Study: Don’t Overlook Medicaid’s Flaws

Expansion would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. … more

Michigan Should Look to Florida to Improve Public Education

New study contains six specific policy recommendations. … more

New Right-to-Work Website Now Available

Includes sample opt-out letter for those who want to resign union membership. … more

MCLF Files Suit on Behalf of Taylor Teachers

Three Taylor teachers object to forced dues extension. … more

Poll: Underwhelming Support for Medicaid Expansion

Only half of active voters favor expansion. … more

Superintendent Compensation Database

Searchable database now available online. … more

An Open Letter to Sen. Gretchen Whitmer

Lindsey Dodge takes a different view of women and RTW. … more

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work

Poverty, lack of insurance not higher in right-to-work states. … more

Michigan Is a Right-to-Work State

Center experts a leading voice in Michigan, nationwide, in promoting worker freedom for more than 20 years. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Right-to-work legislation introduced, requested public charter school moves forward, school tax revenues approved for Red Wings … more

Gov. Snyder Announces Right-to-Work Bills

Worker freedom on the horizon for Michigan. … more

All Five Constitutional Amendments Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed. … more

Prop 5: Lower Taxes, More Growth

Tax limitation would still allow for reform. … more

MPA and Mackinac Joint Statement on FOIA, Prop 2

Prop 2 dangerous to citizens' "right to know" … more

Proposal 1: Not About Local Control

"Local control is always at risk when cities go bankrupt." … more

View an easy-to-follow grid of the all the ballot proposals … more

Merit Pay: 80 Percent of Public Schools Shirk Law

Most union contracts refuse to reward good teaching … more

Proposal 4: Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

‘Dubious arrangement for the sole purpose of allowing the SEIU to pad its political coffers’ … more

Study: Prop 2 Would Shield Unions, Cost the Public

Center analysts estimate at least $1.6 billion in taxpayer savings lost annually  … more

Prop 3 Could Cost 10,540 Michigan Jobs, Says Study

Study considers investment and costs of the ‘25 x 25’ proposal; effect of current 10 percent standard also estimated … more

Roscommon Teachers Decertify From the MEA

Local union will continue to negotiate with district. … more

State Supreme Court Approves POJA

Voters face tough decision on radical union proposal. … more

Justices Wrongly Pressured on Union Proposal

Court of Appeals approves 'Protect Our Jobs'; backers try to bully Supreme Court justices ahead of final decision. … more

School Privatization Survey 2012

61 percent of districts now contract out for one of three main support services. … more

Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card Released!

New study provides a measure of schools' student test scores adjusted for student poverty levels. … more

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