Features and Highlights

300 Sheets to the Wind

Archaic and convoluted distribution laws hurt local craft brewers… more

Gaming the System

Federal subsidies for video games? … more

Veteran Lansing Reporter Joins Capitol Confidential

"Highly regarded" MIRS reporter and analyst, Jack Spencer, will cover Capitol beat. … more

Center Study Compares School District Finances by Locale

New report breaks down revenues and operational spending for Michigan's urban, suburban, town and rural districts. … more

Beyond the Classroom

A Michigan school district pioneers a virtual learning software. … more

Center Files Brief in Pivotal Wetland Case

Proof of criminal intent should remain necessary in prosecutions for most crimes. … more

Center, MPA File in Key FOIA Case

School district’s FOIA denial on illegal strikes suggests court ruling may hide improper activities. … more

Tax Takes Toll on Michigan

Find out what's wrong with the Michigan business tax.

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Victory for Home-Based Day Care Providers

No more illegal "union dues" to be taken from checks to day care owners. … more

Center Budget Testimony

Michael LaFaive and Ken Braun testify before Michigan legislators on Feb. 9. … more

Mackinac Center App

Download our free app to get the latest articles, videos and photos from the Mackinac Center. … more

News Release: 2011 State of the State Tally

Gov. Snyder's first SOS included nine expansions and three limitations of government. … more

The EPA's War on Energy

Environmental attorney Peter Glaser discusses the EPA's assault on fossil fuels. … more

In the Trenches

Gary Wolfram refutes a study claiming Michigan public employees are being paid less than their private-sector counterparts. … more

School Myth Video #3

Read more about this and other myths. … more

News Release: State Supreme Court Lets Awful FOIA Ruling Stand

"The court’s failure to respond cripples the state Freedom of Information Act," says Mackinac Center lawyer.  … more

Missed Votes Tally

Legislators missed 7,100 votes in 2009-2010 session. … more

High Cigarette Taxes Lead to Smuggling

Updated study points out correlation between excise taxes and smuggling, theft and violent crimes. … more

Center Suing Kent-Area School Districts, Unions

Suit seeks to purge illegal “no-privatization” contract language. … more

Full Court Press

Legal Foundation appeals day care unionization case to the Michigan Supreme Court. … more

A World of Questions

GlobalWatt MEGA deal investigated. … more

Free Advice

L. Brooks Patterson on what Michigan's next governor should do. … more

State Pension Plans Exceed Private Sector

New study examines disparity between public- and private-sector benefits.  … more

Unity Studios: Unhappy Ending

The glitter of Hollywood has left Allen Park taxpayers with overpriced real estate.  … more

Appeals Court Dismisses Day Care Union Case

Forced unionization case dismissed without explanation a fourth time. … more

Virtual Learning

Experts discuss the benefits and future of online learning. … more

School Privatization up 8 Percent

Almost half of Michigan public school districts now contract out for one of three main noninstructional services.  … more

Flight Fight

New flight restrictions ground local pilots. … more

Plagiarism in MSU's School Consolidation Report?

A study published by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Center appears to contain plagiarized material. … more

The Foundation Allowance Myth

Watch the video, and read more about school funding myths. … more

Granholm Admits Role in Day Care Unionization

The governor boasted in 2008 about the forced unionization. … more

The Class Size Myth

The latest in an ongoing series on school funding myths.

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Knockout Punch

Michigan Education Association "punching bag" ads fail a Truth-o-Meter… more

The Overton Window

Our newly designed page explains the late Joe Overton's model of how ideas shape politics. … more

A Tale of Two Counties

Public-sector collective bargaining makes the difference. … more

Will It Fly?

Journalists keep probing the Hangar42 Studios subsidy deal. … more

'Lay Off!'

The MEDC wants critics to stop pointing out its failures. … more

News Release: State Ducks Central Question in Day Care Case

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation replies to the DHS' meager brief. … more

What Michigan Gets Right

State laws that work.  … more

News Release: Overturn Ruling That 'Guts' FOIA

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation and the Michigan Press Association file a joint amicus brief. … more

Power Pellets!

Who wins funding battles among school employee groups? … more

Cap-and-Trade and Michigan's Economy

Watch the video from Margo Thorning's presentation. … more

The Plot Thickens

The latest on the day care union scheme: revealing e-mails, a web of connections and a zombie agency.

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Dot-to-Dot

The emerging picture on the day care unionization scheme may include Lt. Gov. John Cherry. … more

And Cut!

Since the enactment of the film incentive, Michigan movie employment has dropped nearly 10 percent.

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