Mackinac Center in the News

How Michigan Could Benefit from District Voting

Joe Lehman discusses concept on MIRS podcast … more

As Feds Expand Forfeiture, Michigan Looks to Restrict It

Preserving property rights is essential … more

Kids Experience Entrepreneurship at Detroit Children's Business Fair

Second annual event provided opportunities to learn, grow and earn money … more

Michigan Government Salaries Database Shows Value of Transparency

Public records now at public’s fingertips … more

Prompt Government Transparency is Vital to Democracy

Delay of 106 days results in lawsuit for University of Michigan … more

Republicans, Pursue Your Agenda with Gusto

Advice for the Legislative majority … more

Ideas Liberals and Conservatives Can Agree On

Plenty of middle ground, even in a divisive political climate … more

The Cost of High Cigarette Taxes

Research reveals unintended consequences of tax … more

Kentucky, Missouri Set Off Wave of Labor Reform

2017 poised to be big year for worker freedom … more

Michigan Should End Civil Asset Forfeiture

Require a criminal conviction before taking people’s property … more

Kentucky Becomes Nation’s 27th Right-to-Work State

Bluegrass State first of several likely to pass such legislation in 2017 … more

High Taxes on Cigarettes Increase Smuggling

New study looks at national rates … more

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Supports Education Initiative

$500,000 grant announced in December … more

Court Rules in Favor of Mackinac Center Clients

Ruling says union and district violated right-to-work law … more

Merit Pay Would Benefit Students

Flexibility in teacher compensation would be good for educators and children … more

Subsidies Bad For Taxpayers

Bills considered in Lansing would have favored select businesses … more

Time To Fix MPSERS Pension Problem

Unfunded liabilities will grow so long as lawmakers let them … more

Trump’s Election Could Change Michigan’s Electricity Outlook

Lawmakers should pause plans to end electricity choice … more

Pistons Move to Downtown Comes With Big Taxpayer Price Tag

Mackinac Center experts comment on the deal in state media … more

State Not Transparent with Effectiveness of Multi-Million-Dollar Program

New Pure Michigan study questions advertising expenditure … more

Ballot-Selfie Ban Stands In Way of Free Speech

Riley pens op-ed in The Detroit News … more

Labor Reform Wins Big on Election Day

Mackinac experts discuss results in Wall Street Journal, others … more

Voters Reject Transit Tax Proposal in Wayne County

Mackinac commentary featured in Detroit media … more

Research Is Clear When It Comes To School Choice

DeGrow op-ed published in The Detroit News … more

Labor Reform Efforts Still Big Issue In Michigan, Across Country

Mackinac Center experts recently in the news … more

Michiganders Want Electricity Choice But Bill Would End It

Op-ed published in Bridge Magazine … more

RTA Transit Tax Focuses on Old Technology, Ignores Opportunity

Mozena debates merits of plan on Michigan Matters … more

Young Entrepreneurs Set Up Shop In Detroit

Local media covers Detroit Children's Business Fair … more

Detroit’s Taxes, Regulations Keeping It Down

Skorup pens op-ed in The Detroit News … more

Superintendent Compensation Available Online

State media covers update of Mackinac Center database … more

Dental Therapists Would Relieve Michigan’s Dentist Shortage

The Detroit News covers new Mackinac Center report … more

Worker’s Choice: Freedom for Employees and Unions

State and national media cover Mackinac Center concept … more

Michigan Counties on the Verge of Pension Crisis

Lansing State Journal publishes op-ed on local pension debt … more

Time to End the 21st Century Jobs Fund

New Mackinac study featured in state media … more

Obama’s Overtime Rule Would Hurt Those It’s Intended To Help

Patrick Wright joins WNEM TV5 to discuss new rule … more

Proposed Beer Tax Hike Would Hurt Brewers

LaFaive comments in MLive article … more

Lawsuit Filed to Fight Michigan’s Ban on Tesla Sales

Skorup weighs in with USA Today and the Detroit Free Press … more

Mackinac Center Research Topic of Council Meeting

Local news covers pension problems in Norton Shores … more

Mackinac Center Offers Labor Reform Ideas in Time for Labor Day

Op-ed on top reforms in The Detroit News … more

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

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