Features and Highlights

Lighten Up

A very different approach to the smoking ban debate. … more

News Release: Film Incentive Possible Job Killer

Despite a State Capitol rally today, the true impact of the Michigan Film Incentive would most likely show it to be a job killer, were the actual costs properly analyzed.  … more

School Daze

Quality teachers, not longer school years, will benefit students.  … more

News Release: Center Posts Union Contracts

The Mackinac Center today updated its ‘Michigan School Databases’ with hundreds of new collective bargaining agreements from public schools statewide.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

College-ready, November votes, stimulus flexibility. … more

Summer Reading List

Mackinac Center offerings provide summer and year-round reading enjoyment.  … more

Follow the Leader?

Michigan should not follow Massachusetts' example for health care.  … more

Advice … Or Vice?

Michigan government wants to help you do EVERYTHING.  … more

Quality Control

The arbitrary charter school cap harms students.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Health plan, charter cap, building loans. … more

Sunrise, Sunset

Michigan's economic development programs are not transparent enough.  … more

Private Funds

The Refuge looks at how property rights increase prosperity.  … more

Songs of Freedom

Students travel to Motown to learn about free markets. … more

Presidential Pardon

A state legislator gets kudos for apologizing.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Saugatuck millage, lunch money, master's pay. … more

News Release: Report: MEGA/MEDC Less Transparent

Fiscal Policy Director Michael LaFaive examines in a 20-page policy brief how MEGA and the MEDC have grown less transparent about their efforts to create and retain jobs.  … more

Tear Down This Wall

DPS should not be walled off from the expectations of other schools.  … more

Pool Party

Pooling school and other public employees for health insurance worth debate.  … more

Bad Idea Doused

State panel votes against mandatory fire sprinklers. … more

Departmentalize

Recombining the DEQ and DNR would not help Michigan.  … more

News Release: Township, Schools Embrace Transparency

A small township and two school districts have posted their checkbooks online, but transparency is still lacking in some parts of Michigan.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Health pool, Detroit charters, family hires. … more

Welcome Aboard

The Mackinac Center names new director of education policy. … more

Driven to Tears

Unemployment and moving company data prove Michigan must change. … more

News Release: Michigan Considers Mandatory Fire Sprinklers

The Michigan Building Code Review Committee will consider making fire sprinklers mandatory in new homes, which could impact affordable housing for low-income families. … more

News Release: Latest Figures Demonstrate MEDC Failure

Michigan leads the nation in unemployment, as well as outbound moves for United Van Lines, showing that the Michigan Economic Development Corp. should be eliminated. … more

Bargaining Power

School boards should keep in mind the true nature of teachers unions. … more

Art Attack

The Detroit City Council should focus on more pressing issues than art. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Stimulus decisions, state funding, DPS turnaround. … more

Saving Money Is Dangerous?

What the MEA claims about school privatization.  … more

Big and Bad

The scope and reach of the federal government is too large.  … more

Healthy Debate

HSAs are a good alternative to nationalized health care.  … more

Secret Service

A Center forum on transparency.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Graduation rates, recall challenge, Ypsilanti deficit. … more

Defined Benefits

Government employee benefits in Michigan far outpace the private sector.  … more

News Release: Seven School Districts Post Spending Online

The state’s fourth-largest school district joins 46 others in posting check registers.  … more

Is This Progress?

Bad public policy and the downfall of Detroit.  … more

Independent Thoughts

A new film about Iran and the Fourth of July.  … more

Pop Quiz

Are tax-funded college scholarships necessary?  … more

Michigan Education Digest

Concessions, home-school numbers, DPS bankruptcy. … more

Emphasis on Savings

HSAs for state employees could bring multi-billion dollar savings.  … more

Buy American?

The federal takeover of GM and Chrysler may leave car buyers in a quandary.  … more

High Tide

A look at the debate over Great Lakes water levels.  … more

A Dash of Help

A new 'Right-to-Work Dashboard' shows why Michigan needs this law.  … more

Michigan Education Digest

DPS/U-Prep talks, Whiteford privatization, ISD equity spat. … more

See Through

Government transparency should be the norm, not the exception.  … more

News Release: Center Releases RTW Dashboard

The Mackinac Center today announced its Right-to-Work Dashboard, a new feature that will provide data on several key economic indicators that show how states with right-to-work laws are performing better than Michigan.  … more

Sinking Feeling

House Bill 4313 sidesteps Prop A protections for taxpayers.  … more

News Release: Novi Posts Spending Online

The city of Novi is crediting the Mackinac Center as one inspiration for its decision to post its checkbook register online for public inspection. … more

Film at 11

A report on the Michigan Film Incentive's economic impact should be redone.  … more

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