Mackinac Center in the News

Detroit Should Lessen Licensing Requirements

Mackinac Center op-ed published in Wall Street Journal … more

Praise, Not Criticism for Companies That Follow Rules

Op-ed on Mackinac pipeline published in MLive … more

Government Held to Different Standard in Environmental Matters

Hayes discusses Kalamazoo River spill on WWMT … more

Worker’s Choice Popular in Michigan, Nationwide

National Employee Freedom Week poll finds overwhelming support of idea … more

Survey: Most Union Members Support Worker’s Choice

Wall Street Journal features Mackinac Center concept … more

Michigan’s Highest Taxpayers Could Soon Pay More

New op-ed questions value of proposed RTA and Wayne RESA millages … more

Business Climate, Not Cronyism, Key to Michigan’s Future Growth

New op-ed published in The Detroit News … more

Michigan’s Auto Sales Regulations Lead to Higher Prices

Free Press covers direct auto sales debate … more

School Choice Benefits All Students

DeGrow debates value of private schools on WalletHub … more

DNC Email Leak Reveals Party’s Feelings on Unions

Op-ed published in The Detroit News … more

Union Should Secure the Retirement of Their Members

New op-ed discusses Teamster pension problems in Washington Examiner … more

Department of Environmental Quality Must Be Transparent

Michigan media reports on latest Mackinac Center lawsuit … more

Reforming No-Fault Insurance Would Lower Costs, Reduce Uninsured Cars

Van Beek discusses reforms in Fox UP interview … more

Mackinac Center Defends Resort Owner’s Free Speech Right

State media covers tourism bureau lawsuit … more

Workers Could Feel Pinch of Obama’s Overtime Rule

Vernuccio op-ed published in The Detroit News … more

Mackinac Center Weighs in on State’s Education Adequacy Study

State media covers school funding study … more

Snyder’s Veto of Aftermarket Auto Parts Bill a Win for Consumers

MLive covers defeat of anti-competition bill … more

Gov. Snyder Vetoes Bill Limiting Consumer Auto Parts Choices

HB 4344 would have increased red tape for consumers and businesses … more

Taxpayers Spend Millions A Year on Union Activities

Op-ed in The Detroit News addresses union release time … more

Uber May Be Opening Door for 21st Century Unionization

Vernuccio op-ed published in Huffington Post … more

Time for The MEA To Recognize Right-To-Work

Media covers new Mackinac Center lawsuit … more

Lawmakers Must Preserve Choice in DPS Bailout

Op-eds in The Detroit News and Midland Daily News … more

Transparency Bills A “Significant Step Forward”

Reitz interviewed by Michigan Radio … more

An Uber Driver Shares His Story

Op-ed explains efforts to permit and restrict ridesharing  … more

Contracting Non-Instructional Services Can Help Students

Op-ed published in Chicago Daily Herald … more

Group Hired To Assess Michigan Education Spending Always Recommends More

Op-ed published in Lansing State Journal … more

Mackinac Center and Sierra Club Call For More Transparency in Michigan Government

Joint Free Press op-ed explains transparency efforts … more

Right-to-Work Makes Unions Stronger

Vernuccio op-ed in Washington Examiner … more

Vernuccio: Teacher Sickouts Hurt Kids

Mackinac labor policy director interviewed by Fox Business … more

Michigan Needs To Stop Charging Residents To Get Their Property Back

Mackinac Center analyst authors op-ed in Detroit Free Press … more

Education Spending Not Tied To Success

New study featured in state media … more

Stopping University Tuition Hikes Would Cost Nearly $3 Billion

Spending at Michigan public colleges is skyrocketing … more

Worker’s Choice Solves Free-/Forced-Rider Problem in Wisconsin

Vernuccio op-ed explains idea in national publications … more

Detroit Free Press, USA Today Publish Letter Dispelling Charter School Myth

Charter schools may not refuse students selectively … more

Pure Michigan Campaign Ineffective, Needs To End

New op-ed published in the Detroit News … more

Detroit Children Need Choice, Not Bureaucracy

DeGrow responds to DPS reform in the Detroit News … more

Why Michigan Needs Electioneering Reform

MLive publishes Mackinac Center policy analyst’s take … more

Flint Shows Importance of Open Government

Reitz in The Detroit News … more

Vernuccio Joined WXYZ for Primary Night

How labor issues factor into the 2016 election … more

DeGrow Letter Published in Wall Street Journal

Rebutting DPS allegations from teacher union president … more

NPR Quotes Hohman to Correct Sanders

NAFTA is not responsible for Detroit's woes … more

Wright Discusses Scalia on Let it Rip

Panel discussion on replacing the deceased Supreme Court judge … more

Mackinac Research Cited by Wall Street Journal

Two articles examine right-to-work in West Virginia and across the country … more

New Context and Performance Report Card in the News

Study ranks elementary and middle schools with socioeconomic context … more

Free Press Quotes LaFaive on Arena Deal

Possible conflict of interest in new Red Wings venue … more

LaFaive and Nesbit Op-ed Published in Lincoln Journal Star

Raising cigarette taxes would increase smuggling … more

Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work … more

School Transportation News Features Center Study

Survey of school service privatization  … more

Vernuccio Testifies on Right-to-Work in West Virginia

Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom … more

Director of Research Speaks at Operation Action U.P.

Van Beek discusses effects of and solutions to over regulation … more

Mackinac in the News for School Choice Week

Op-eds highlight benefits of educational options … more

It's Time to Expand Public Records Transparency

It's time to expand public records transparency … more

Center Featured in West Virginia Media

West Virginia could become 26th right-to-work state … more

Vernuccio Op-ed Published on FoxNews.com

Labor policy director discusses Friedrichs case in press … more

Weekly Standard Features Mackinac Center Research

Examining government alcohol control across the country … more

Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Bullying in The Detroit News

Coverage of intimidation by UAW local … more

Mackinac Center Research Featured in The Detroit News

Vernuccio quoted on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association … more

LaFaive Op-Ed Published in The Detroit News

Why Michigan shouldn't single out Switch for tax breaks … more

Dan Crane Op-ed Published in Lansing State Journal

Why Michigan should consider direct automobile sales … more

Criminal Intent Op-ed in the Detroit News

Executive Vice President Mike Reitz and Sen. Orrin Hatch advocate reform … more

Forbes publishes Vernuccio op-ed on minimum wage protests

Two bills passed by Michigan Senate will protect small businesses … more

Wright Joins Beckmann to Discuss August Window Win

MEA may not enforce August Window while waiting for appeal … more

MLive quotes James Hohman on House roads funding package

Promised tax cuts don't always materialize … more

Gov. Snyder Signs Forfeiture Reform Bills

Media covers reforms and Mackinac's role … more

Cigarette Taxes Bad for Pennsylvania Businesses

LaFaive co-authors op-ed for philly.com … more

Senate Votes for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Detroit Free Press quotes Skorup on development … more

Why Believers in Limited Government Should Support Forfeiture Reform

Why the right should support forfeiture reform in Michigan … more

State Media Covers Push for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Mackinac Center releases study with ACLU of Michigan … more

State Media Features Overcriminalization Fight

Mackinac Center partners with ACLU, others … more

Skorup Joins Steve Gruber for Forfeiture Discussion

Bills on forfeiture working through legislature … more

Frank Beckmann Features VoteSpotter

App reaches 50,000 downloads … more

MERC Decision Publicized in State Media

MEA's "August Window" ruled illegal by commission … more

Vernuccio and Bowman Author Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The future of the UAW members under right-to-work … more

Vernuccio Quoted In Washington Examiner

Discussing Scott Walker's labor reforms … more

The Detroit News Points to Mackinac Center Research

Fact-checking right-to-work claims … more

Midland Daily News Features Mackinac Center Partnerships

Joining organizations across the spectrum … more

Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Opt Out in The Detroit News

Michigan autoworkers can soon leave their union … more

Watch Vernuccio Discuss Labor Reform at Heritage

Panel discussion on right-to-work and wages … more

Vernuccio Interviewed for Ohio Watchdog

Examining the economic effects of right-to-work laws … more

MEA Opt Out Address Change Featured in State and National Media

Teachers wishing to opt out of union must use little-known P.O. box … more

Reitz Quoted on Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

Addressing overcriminalization and civil asset forfeiture … more

Results of Privatization Survey Published in State Media

70 percent of schools contract out for some services … more

Fox News Features Fight Against Release Time

Public money funds union activities in many states … more

Reitz Letter to the Editor Published in The Detroit News

Responding to allegations made earlier this week … more

Wright Discusses Right-to-Work Decision with State Media

Michigan Supreme Court extends right-to-work to state employees … more

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio on Proposed Labor Reform

Employee Rights Act would increase worker freedom … more

The Fight Over Energy Mandates

Detroit News cites Mackinac Center while covering debate … more

Reason Quotes LaFaive on Sin Taxes

Examining the unintended effects of cigarette taxes … more

Reitz Quoted on Transparency in Michigan Press

Detroit officials using private emails for business … more

Article on Worker's Choice in Forbes

Vernuccio discusses recent developments in labor reform … more

Skorup Quoted in Lansing State Journal

Report on reducing costs in Michigan's prison system … more

State Press Covers the End of Film Subsidies

Hohman comments on bill signed into law on July 10 … more

Michigan Radio Features Fight Against Forfeiture

Bipartisan groups behind push for reform … more

LaFaive Interview on Economic Freedom

Hosted by Think Tech Hawaii and the Grassroots Institute … more

Skorup Film Subsidy Op-Ed Published in Wall Street Journal

Celebrating the death of a corporate welfare program … more

Mackinac Legal Expert Quoted in Detroit News

Examining the implications of new Supreme Court case … more

Union Transparency Study Featured in Daily Caller

Article details how disclosure can help members and expose corruption … more

Skorup Quoted on Release Time

Release time costs public schools millions each year … more

GOP Group Calls for Eliminating Civil Forfeiture

Mackinac Center scholar spoke on the issue prior to vote … more

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