Features and Highlights

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

Policy Experts Available to Discuss Key Lame Duck Bills

Mackinac Center analysts offer insights on ridesharing, pension, energy and economic development bills … more

Mackinac Center President’s Statement on Betsy DeVos Nomination

DeVos will be new Secretary of the Department of Education … more

Study: Pure Michigan a Poor Investment

New study raises questions about Pure Michigan’s effectiveness  … more

First Detroit Children’s Business Fair This Saturday

Free community event showcases young entrepreneurs … more

Mackinac Center Dismisses Tourism Tax Suit After Resort Owner Sells Property

Center wishes former client well in retirement; leaves door open to future challenge … more

Dental Therapists Would Improve Access to Care

Study recommends Michigan create new midlevel providers … more

Superintendent Pay, Contract Database Updated

109 school district heads paid $200,000+ … more

Study Recommends Ending Michigan’s 21st Century Jobs Fund

The program has failed even by its own measurements … more

Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Worker’s Choice Bill

Legislation would increase worker rights and free unions from representing those who do not pay dues … more

10th Annual Milton Friedman Legacy Day Celebration to Be Held in Midland

Mackinac Center to co-host event with Northwood University Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise … more

Northern Michigan Resort Owner Files Lawsuit Against Tourism Board

Mackinac Center files suit to protect property owner's First Amendment rights … more

Mackinac Center Weighs In On State’s Education Adequacy Study

Spending more money won't help unless it is spent in effective ways … more

The State of Private Schools in Michigan

Survey provides new information about this unique education sector … more

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

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