Features and Highlights

New Scorecard Ranks Every Michigan Legislator on Corporate Handouts

Tracks every vote of nearly 500 lawmakers since 2001 … more

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls for Short-Term Health Plan Reform

Organizations across the country urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make short-term plans renewable … more

Union Attempt to Force Teacher to Pay Fees Deemed Illegal Under Right-to-Work

Mackinac Center challenges attempt to limit worker freedom … more

Updated Research Highlights Impact of Cigarette Tax Evasion

New York still an empire of smuggled smokes as Nevada leaps towards the top … more

New Pure Michigan Return-on-Investment Figure Won’t Include All Costs

Previous estimation excluded 50 percent-plus of program costs … more

Michigan School Employees Can Officially Resign from Their Union at Any Time

Supreme Court rejects MEA’S ‘August window’ appeal … more

Awareness and Education Effort Launched Around Landmark Janus Case

My Pay My Say will be an Information Clearinghouse, Engaging With Workers and Educating Them on Their Rights … more

Mackinac Center Ranks Michigan’s Elementary and Middle Schools

The third edition of the Context and Performance Report Card unveiled … more

ACLU and Mackinac Center Call on Legislature to Require a Conviction Before Police Can Keep Property

Report shows forfeiture in Michigan typically involves small amounts of money, property taken from people never convicted of a crime … more

Study: Michigan Business Development Program of Questionable Merit

Research shows decline in jobs in counties where subsidized projects are located … more

New Video Series Looks Underneath the Hood at How School Funding Works

6-part video series examines school funding in Michigan … more

Charter Schools a Valuable Investment for Taxpayers

Charters prove more cost effective and produce larger ROI … more

Mackinac Center Tallies Proposed Expansions and Limitations in Gov. Snyder’s Last State of the State

The address contained five proposed government expansions and no limitations … more

Education Policy Expert Provides Important Perspective on New School Finance Study

Increased funding won’t automatically improve educational outcomes … more

Mackinac Center Tracks Lawmakers’ Missed Votes

1,153 roll call votes missed in 2017 … more

Teacher Sues Union Over Right-to-Work

A Michigan Education Association affiliate is violating state law … more

Mackinac Center Files Amicus in Pivotal Right-to-Work Case

Janus v. AFSCME could extend freedom of association to all public workers … more

Online Map Shows Local Government Retiree Health Care Funding Levels

Find out if your community can afford its retiree health benefits … more

Mackinac Center Settles Transparency Lawsuit with DEQ

Legislative clarity still needed for FOIA timeliness … more

Michigan House Should Pass Auto Insurance Reform Bill

House Bill 5013 provides the relief drivers need … more

Teachers in Taylor Win Final Right-to-Work Battle

Supreme Court rejects appeal and upholds teachers’ rights … more

Mackinac Center Settles Transparency Lawsuit Against University of Michigan

University to improve process for FOIA requests; releases additional documents … more

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Pivotal Right-to-Work Case

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation on the front lines of Janus v. AFSCME dispute … more

How to Fix Michigan’s Broken Auto Insurance System

New report details problems and describes solutions for no-fault … more

Michigan Parents Satisfied with Education Choice

New study looks at the factors driving increased school choice … more

Number of School Districts Privatizing Services Continues to Grow

Districts see higher quality services for less money … more

Statement on the Appointment of Vernuccio to the Federal Service Impasses Panel

Mackinac Center Senior Fellow appointed to federal position … more

Mackinac Center Publishes New Report to Simplify Complexities of Education Funding

How School Funding Works in Michigan can serve as resource for all stakeholders … more

Mackinac Center: Michigan a National Innovator in Pension Reform

State addresses underfunding while protecting earned benefits … more

Another Judge Upholds Teachers’ Right-to-Work Status; Faults Union’s Tactics

Mackinac Center calls on Michigan Education Association to stop sending teachers to collections … more

Mackinac Center Praises Groundbreaking Pension Reforms in Michigan

State demonstrates national leadership in addressing public employee retirement crisis … more

Home Sharing: Michigan’s Next Property Rights Battle

Free event in Lansing to discuss accommodations of the future … more

Allow Michigan Legislators to Vote from Home Districts, Not Just at Capitol Building

Mackinac Center President: More time in districts could increase voters’ trust in elected officials … more

Pension Reform Legislation Benefits Students, Teachers and Taxpayers

If the problem had been fixed earlier, schools could have had additional $1,600 per student … more

From the Model T to Driverless Cars: How Michigan Can Lead in Transportation Innovation

Free event in Lansing to explore emerging vehicle technologies … more

Mackinac Center Welcomes James Barrett to Board

Past Michigan Chamber president brings public, private sector expertise to free-market think tank … more

Trump Administration Can Protect Funds Intended for Disabled and Low-Income 

Study explains how to stop the union ‘dues skim’ of federal money … more

Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Detroit Children’s Business Fair

Free, public event showcases the next generation of job creators … more

Mackinac Center Praises Lawmakers Trying To Hold Pure Michigan Program Accountable

One Democratic lawmaker tried to defund multi-million dollar program; others calling for investigation into unsubstantiated ROI claims … more

Michigan Government Salaries Database Corrected after State Admits Fault

Office of Retirement Services blames ‘technical error’ for thousands of incorrect salary numbers … more

Government Transparency Groups Announce Database of Public Employee Salaries

Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years … more

Governor's Tourism Conference Must Address Pure Michigan Shortfalls

Mackinac Center analyst offers counterpoint to state’s promotion campaign … more

Statement on the FY2018 Federal Budget Blueprint

Lots of details to work out, but budget deserves recognition … more

License to (Not) Work: Mackinac Center Releases New Study on Occupational Licensing

Assessing the impact of arbitrary licensing laws on the Michigan economy … more

Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan Over Open Records Violation

Journalist waits more than 100 days for university to supply four emails … more

Foot Patrol Policing: Engaging Michigan Communities One Step at a Time

Free event in Lansing to discuss community policing … more

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