Mackinac Center in the News

Assistant Fiscal Policy Director Analyses Michigan's Historic Unemployment Drop

James Hohman discusses the numbers on the Frank Beckmann Show … more

Frank Beckmann Show Highlights Mackinac Center/Michigan Chamber Poll

66 percent of respondents support redirecting $50 million from films to roads … more

Mackinac Center Event Featured in Media

Topic of civil asset forfeiture attracts media and various ideologies … more

Schools of Choice Program Causes Greater Competition

Mackinac Center research cited on WILX News … more

Mackinac Center Event Panelist on Frank Beckmann Show

IJ's Lee McGrath talks about civil asset forfeiture … more

Mackinac Center Road Solutions Prescribed in Detroit News

Experts lay out a path to funding Michigan's roads … more

Mackinac Center Experts Show Cigarette Tax Increase is Counterproductive

Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit, Ph.D. cited in Providence Journal … more

Guest Post: Kansas Excise Tax Hike Proposal a Bad Choice

The unintended consequences of higher taxes … more

Detroit News Exposes MEDC Secrecy

Michigan's corporate welfare program needs to be more transparent … more

MCPP Experts Take Down Film Program in MLive

The state should curtain this ineffective program … more

Mackinac Center Work on Prop 1 Gets Wide Coverage

MCPP original research prominently featured in Prop 1 stories … more

Spalding Quoted in The Detroit News

Article highlights school choice in Detroit. … more

Mackinac Analyst on Frank Beckman Show

James Hohman talks about Proposal 1 study findings. … more

Media Covers MEA President’s Public Pension

Story first discovered by Michigan Capitol Confidential … more

Detroit Free Press Follows Up Story Broken by CapCon

Free Press story covers civil asset forfeiture victim. … more

Mackinac Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Hohman and Skorup cited on film subsidies … more

Detroit News Highlights Mackinac FOIA Fee Case

FOIA laws in need of reform. … more

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio

Supreme Court could take up issue of agency fees. … more

LaFaive in Los Angeles Times

Detroit’s foreclosure problem and what to do about it. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Forbes

Why Wisconsin and others become right-to-work. … more

Right-To-Work For Taylor Teachers Begins Today

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation case in the news … more

Hohman in Wall Street Journal

Right-to-work states enjoy higher per capita income … more

Wright on the Beckman Show

MEA president earning taxpayer-funded pension. … more

Vernuccio in Washington Times

Wisconsin at work on right-to-work … more

Hohman on Film Incentives

Price tag of $500 million for no industry growth … more

LaFaive in National Media

Mackinac Center expert's analysis on cigarette smuggling cited in national report … more

Media Covers McHugh's Committee Testimony

Few jobs, little transparency for Michigan corporate welfare machine … more

Reitz on Overcriminalization

MCPP, ACLU and Manhattan Institute panel discussion. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in Washington Times

How Big Labor can solve its membership crisis. … more

Center Study Featured in WZZM Report

Overcriminalization a growing concern nationwide. … more

Spalding Discusses School Choice

Joined on WKAR by Democratic lawmaker. … more

Labor Policy Expert Cited on Union Decline

Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press. … more

Center Research Cited in Washington Post

New cigarette smuggling study released. … more

LaFaive on WKZO in Kalamazoo

Discussed migration, legislative priorities and roads. … more

Statewide Media Attention for Missed Votes Report

How did your legislator do? … more

LaFaive: How to Cut $2.1 Billion in Spending

Guest on WILS in Lansing; ideas for road funding. … more

More Money for Roads Without Raising Taxes

Center analyst cited in Detroit News. … more

Parole, Sentencing Bills Can be Better

Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press. … more

Statewide Media Reporting on MEA Salary Hikes

Michigan Capitol Confidential first to cover issue. … more

Vernuccio on Fox News, in The Hill

Discussed bogus Black Friday protests, the future of unions. … more

Media Reporting on H.S. Report Card

Rankings available for all public high schools. … more

Senate Should Take Up HB4001

Center expert's op-ed on MLive today. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in Detroit News

Restore democracy to the workplace. … more

Vernuccio Cited on Tennessee VW Labor Talks

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bloomberg Businesweek. … more

Lehman Discusses Legislative Priorities

Cut corporate welfare, fix roads. … more

Reitz Cited on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Legislative overhaul could save taxpayers money. … more

Vernuccio on Unions' Election Day Failure

Fox News, The Week cite labor policy expert. … more

Beckmann Cites CapCon on Film Incentives

Host, state senator discuss Hollywood corporate welfare. … more

Center Research Cited in Daily Caller

Corporate welfare continues to grow. … more

BEA President Unsure What Her Contract Says

Center attorney explains it and basis for teacher's lawsuit. … more

Media Coverage of Center's Latest Lawsuit

Brighton teacher sues union, school board. … more

LaFaive Cited by Fox News

Indiana toll road privatization. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Washington Examiner

Legislation seeks to protect workers from unions. … more

Why the UAW Didn't Need to Hike Dues

Detroit News op-ed. … more

MEA Can't Keep Story Straight on Union Bullying

VP apparently didn't read president's press release. … more

Economic Freedom and Prosperity

Mackinac Center speaker in Oakland Press. … more

Wright on Sunday Morning Program Talking RTW

Recent decision gives workers greater freedom. … more

News Coverage of MEA's Illegal 'August Window'

National, international media cite Center expert. … more

Officials Caved to Red Wings on Corporate Welfare

Team should have paid for new arena on its own. … more

Media Continues Reporting on Teacher Opt Outs

Ten percent of those who could left the MEA last year. … more

MEDC Approves Corporate Welfare for Dealership

LaFaive: Special favors unfair to competitors, taxpayers. … more

Vernuccio: UAW Facing Big Problems

Commentary in Capital Research Center's "Labor Watch." … more

AP Story on Teacher Opt Outs Goes National

More than 100 news outlets have coverage. … more

Gov. Granholm Teaching Class on Job Creation

LaFaive: "Recommend students stay away." … more

Media Continues to Cover MEA's 'August Window'

Union still threatening those who stopped paying dues. … more

Teacher Explains Why He Left the MEA

No longer a pawn in union's "big money political game." … more

Detroit News Editorial on MEA's 'August Window'

Teachers can resign now, save $1,000 annually. … more

Spalding Writes on Worker Freedom at Townhall

Union members need to be aware of opt-out 'windows.' … more

Skorup on WSJ's 'Opinion Journal Live'

Discussed 3rd Congressional District primary. … more

Vernuccio Discusses 'August Window' for Teachers

How MEA members can opt out of union. … more

State, National Media Report on MEA Opt Out

August is chance for members to resign if they want to. … more

Hohman on Personal Property Tax in Detroit News

Prop 1 better than other Great Lake states' reforms. … more

Statewide Media Cite Center on Prop 1

Personal property tax issue on Aug. 5 ballot. … more

Unions' Bark Worse Than Their Bite

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms. … more

Vernuccio, Spalding on WILS in Lansing

Discussed MEA attacks on teachers, charter schools. … more

McHugh: Campaign Finance Laws 'Weaponized'

Poses threat to political free speech. … more

August Opt Out Featured in Detroit News

MEA window "can be extremely confusing." … more

Lehman Cited in National Review

Critique of Gov. Snyder's performance. … more

Detroit News: MERC Ruling a 'Win' for Students

Center provided legal help for U-M grad students. … more

Wilcox in Detroit News

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots. … more

Reitz in The American Spectator

Commentary on SEIU defeat. … more

Media Cite Center on Supreme Court Case

SEIU-type dues skim outlawed. … more

Vernuccio Discusses the MEA's 'August Window'

Was a guest on "Capital City Recap."  … more

Gongwer, MIRS Cover MERC Ruling

Grad students saved from unionization. … more

Fox Covers MEA's Attack on Teachers

Vernuccio, teacher with host Neil Cavuto. … more

Vernuccio Discusses MEA's Attack on Teachers

Guest on SiriusXM radio's 'Wilkow Majority.' … more

Washington Examiner: MEA Attacking Teachers

Fox News: Union sending members to collections agency. … more

Skorup on WNEM-TV5

State has enough money to fix roads. … more

Media Details Center Efforts to Help Teachers

New website can help teachers opt out of the MEA. … more

Reitz Cited on Government Transparency

"Essential for citizens to know." … more

Media Reports on Center Request

New MERC rule would help public-sector union members. … more

Lehman, LaFaive in Wall Street Journal

How Democrats won on minimum wage, gas tax. … more

LaFaive in Free Press

No bailout for Detroit. … more

Center in Wall Street Journal Consecutive Days

Cited on SEIU scheme, Detroit bailout. … more

Wage Hike Bad for Tipped Workers

Vernuccio explains in Detroit News. … more

Skorup Discusses Hollywood Corporate Welfare

Film subsidy money could be better spent. … more

Corporate Welfare for 'Millionaire Movie Makers'

WNEM details film subsidy scheme. … more

Statewide Taxpayers on the Hook for Detroit?

LaFaive cited in Detroit News on bailout scheme. … more

The Debate Over School Spending

Teacher pension costs really are part of classroom spending. … more

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