Features and Highlights

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Emergency manager law repealed.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

Signatures Submitted in Home Health Scheme

Ballot initiative seeks to continue dues skim. … more

'Protect Our Jobs' Backers Submit Signatures

Union ballot initiative benefits the 3 percent. … more

Interlocal Agreements Database

Search our collection of nearly 1,000 agreements between local governments … more

AG Opinion Ends SEIU Dues Skim

Union has taken $30 million from Medicaid funds. … more

Study: Alcohol Regulations Don't Improve Public Health and Safety

State restrictions raise consumer prices, reduce availability. … more

Center Announces Two New Board Members

Taylor, Huizenga "two accomplished leaders." … more

Inspire Your Desktop!

New graphics for iPhone, iPad and Pinterest! … more

Gov. Snyder Signs Law Ending Stealth Unionization

Home health care providers freed from SEIU dues skim. … more

Exclusive Mackinac Video as Featured on Breitbart

Breitbart's "Michigan Senate Republicans Allow SEIU To Bully Home Caregivers," based on Mackinac coverage of home health aides in Michigan.  … more

State of the State: Government to Expand?

Our count of Gov. Snyder's proposals shows five expansions and one limitation. Will that be the whole story?  … more

Congress Mandates the Impossible

Gas prices spike as fines are passed on to consumers. … more

State of the State Tally Planned Tonight

Center experts available for comment after governor's speech. … more

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