Mackinac Center in the News

Lehman on Gov. Snyder's 'Dashboards'

Are they driving accountability? … more

Spalding: Student Background a Part of Performance

Socioeconomic factors impact student achievement. … more

James Hohman on CNBC

Fiscal policy expert discusses Detroit's woes. … more

State 'Favor' to Jackson County Costs Millions

LaFaive says MDOC agreement unfair to taxpayers. … more

Center Analyst Testifies on Medicaid Expansion

McHugh: Obamacare "highly vulnerable to course correction." … more

National Media Highlight CapCon Story

"Teacher of the Year" makes $21k less than district average. … more

Reitz Cited in Wall Street Journal

Will Republicans cave on Obamacare Medicaid expansion? … more

Oliver Porter on Privatization in Detroit News

Replay of Issues & Ideas Forum now available. … more

'Cost Recovery' Schemes Uncovered

Center analyst exposes extra fees cities are charging. … more

Big Labor Throwing Retirees Under the Bus

Center analyst calls them on it in Washington Times. … more

Superintendent Bashes Parental School Choice

Do they want parents involved or not? … more

Reasons not to Expand Medicaid

Jack McHugh on WKAR's "Current State." … more

Center Education Policy Expert in Wall Street Journal

Michael Van Beek on Michigan's charter public schools. … more

Center Expert Cited by State Journal, WZZM

State employees in Michigan outearn counterparts nationally. … more

LaFaive on Taxes and Road Funding

Tony Conley show on WILS, Op-Ed in Port Huron paper. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press

Unions shouldn't have to represent all employees. … more

Spalding Discusses Land Bank Issues

Policy analyst on WILS in Lansing with Tony Conley. … more

Education Policy Expert Cited by MLive

A district or school closing is "for the greater good." … more

Center Legal Experts Cited on MEA Court Loss

Schools no longer spending tax dollars to collect union dues. … more

Wolfram in Lansing State Journal on Auto Insurance

Adjunct scholar says market should guide reform. … more

Bridge Magazine Details MEA's Decline

Center, labor policy expert cited in package of stories. … more

MLive Cites Center Education Policy Expert

Secretary of Ed wants higher teacher pay; Michigan has it. … more

Film Subsidy Failure Draws Attention

WDIV covers story that Michigan Capitol Confidential broke. … more

Skorup Discusses 'Crazy Laws' on Three Radio Stations

Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor markets covered in one day. … more

Vernuccio on Fox Business

Cameras in the classroom? … more

Editorial Cites Mackinac Center Research

Comprehensive reform of liquor control laws needed.  … more

MLive to Start MichiganVotes-Style System

Media group to begin tracking legislative action. … more

Lindsey Dodge on Alleged Gender Pay Gap

Guest on "The Lucy Ann Lance Show" in Ann Arbor. … more

Center Hosting National Health Care Policy Expert

Avik Roy on Tony Conley's radio show Friday morning. … more

Right-to-Work in Illinois?

President Joseph G. Lehman explains how. … more

Dodge Cited on Alleged Gender Pay Gap

Apples-to-apples comparison has more variables. … more

MEA Rehashes 'Report' on Center

Dated information, spurious claims in updated piece. … more

Taylor Teachers' Lawsuit Highlighted

Daily Caller, former MCPP president detail right-to-work issue. … more

Center Cited in Wall Street Journal

Columnist exposes labor's anti-RTW tactics. … more

Center Research Cited on Prevailing Wage Repeal

Law increases cost of public projects 10 to 15 percent. … more

Right-to-Work Is Here

Statewide media cites Center expert, decades of analysis. … more

Media Covers Schools Skirting RTW Law

Free Press includes list of districts, universities. … more

Van Beek Talks School Funding with Tony Conley

MSU prof's claim about decreased funding is incorrect. … more

Vernuccio to Discuss Right-to-Work

Live chat with Lansing State Journal at 11 a.m. Thursday. … more

Center Analyst Discusses Film Subsidies

Jarrett Skorup on FOX2 Detroit Sunday. … more

'Transformers 4' Taking $20M from Taxpayers

Last "Transformers" movie made $1.1 billion. … more

Center Experts Cited on Contract Extensions

Detroit News, WDIV seek analysis of right-to-work issue. … more

Center Expert on New Detroit EFM

Detroit News Op-Ed explains what Kevyn Orr must address. … more

A Look Behind the Curtain

Center analysis exposes fallacies of Oz subsidies. … more

National Review Highlights MCLF Lawsuit

Detroit News: Union in a "rush to preserve strength." … more

Van Beek Testifies on Great Start Expansion

Legislator criticized for "personal attack." … more

Center Scholar on WJR With Frank Beckmann

Harry Veryser discusses stock market, Austrian economics. … more

Wright Discusses End of SEIU Dues Skim

Union scheme took $34 million from caregivers. … more

Taylor Teachers' Lawsuit on Fox Business

Union insecurity clause gains national media attention. … more

Media Covers Taylor Teachers' Lawsuit

MCLF representing teachers against union, school board. … more

Center Experts Cited in Reuters Stories

Lehman, LaFaive on Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing … more

Detroit's Problems Not Surprising

Fiscal expert addresses city's woes in Detroit News. … more

Media Quickly Respond to Center's New Database

Salary information for every superintendent now online. … more

State Rep. Alleges 'Truancy' Among Homeschoolers

Ignores absenteeism at schools in his own district. … more

Union Insecurity Clauses

Denying members worker freedom with rushed contracts. … more

Teachers Unions Locking in Forced Dues

Van Beek discusses right-to-work in Detroit News. … more

Bill Wilson Discusses RTW with Frank Beckmann

Economist was fired by Comerica for supporting it. … more

Michigan Teachers Second-Highest Paid in Nation

Daily Caller reports on Michigan Capitol Confidential stories. … more

Schools, Teachers, Should Proceed With Caution

Unions trying to extend contracts to keep dues flowing. … more

Teachers Unions Trying to Circumvent Law

Vernuccio: Unions putting teachers in "dues purgatory." … more

LaFaive: Privatize Mail Delivery

Would lead to better service, lower prices. … more

Union Membership, Wages, Grow in RTW States

Center research cited in Washington Examiner. … more

School Choice, Funding, in the News

Michael Van Beek on charters in The Detroit News. … more

Cigarette Smuggling Study Explained

Interpretation by special interests, not methedology, is flawed. … more

Bridge Magazine on MEDC Audit Problems

Center has long questioned corporate welfare entity. … more

DeVos Credits Mackinac Center on RTW Passage

Vernuccio talks about union membership on Michigan Radio. … more

Van Beek Discusses Charter Public School Study

MEA says unionized schools can learn from charters. … more

Ethanol Subsidies Costly, Damaging

Walker commentary in Lansing State Journal Sunday. … more

Legislative Expert Discusses Auto Dealer Laws

Jack McHugh on protectionism that harms car buyers. … more

Labor Expert Addresses Prevailing Wage

Muskegon County jail could cost $2M extra due to policy. … more

Plan to Privatize Belle Isle Unveiled

Center analysts first addressed the issue 12 years ago. … more

Media Cites Center Study on Cigarette Smuggling

ATF says Center data "seems right." … more

Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery

School performance database "similar" to our 2012 project. … more

County Commissioner Touts Reed's 'Seven Principles'

Elected official asks fellow commissioners to read it. … more

Vernuccio Discusses Snyder Recall on Fox Business

Big Labor still reeling over worker freedom in Michigan. … more

Warren Mayor Giving Away Anti-RTW Bumper Stickers

Center's labor policy expert cited in Detroit News. … more

Media Highlights 'Missed Votes' Report

MichiganVotes.org service tracks legislators' voting records. … more

Vernuccio Discusses Beck Rights

Was a guest on CNBC's "Kudlow Report." … more

National Review Highlights Center's Effort on RTW

More than two decades of leadership come to fruition. … more

Call a Taxi

Taxi regulations in Detroit representative of city's downfall. … more

Forced Unionism an Assault on Liberty

Vernuccio, O'Neil in Detroit Free Press. … more

Vernuccio, Lehman Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Mackinac Center and right-to-work. … more

Skorup Cited in Wall Street Journal

Taxpayers shouldn't fund sports stadiums. … more

State, National Media Turn to Mackinac Center on RTW

Center experts explain benefits of right-to-work for Michigan. … more

Labor Expert on Fox News, CNN Discussing RTW

Bill could pass Michigan Legislature on Tuesday. … more

Labor Expert Explains Right-to-Work in Bay City Times

A benefit to workers and the state. … more

Vernuccio Cited on CNN About Right-to-Work

Also appeared on Fox Business with Stuart Varney. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in USA Today on Right-to-Work

Labor expert explains benefits for Michigan. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Wall Street Journal

Right-to-work legislation announced. … more

Wall Street Journal Cites Center on RTW Statistics

Indiana 43,300 new jobs; Michigan has lost 7,300 this year. … more

Vernuccio in Reuters, on Fox Business Talking RTW

Indiana far outpacing Michigan as a right-to-work state. … more

Major Newspapers Highlight Center RTW Video

Short video explains what right-to-work is. … more

Vernuccio on Economic Benefits of Right-to-Work

Cited by MLive, WJRT. … more

LaFaive: Put Subsidies for Detroit Red Wings on Ice

Taxpayers should not be forced to support stadiums, arenas. … more

WSJ Cites Center on Detroit's Fiscal Problems

City could have avoided problems if it followed our advice. … more

Vernuccio Explains Right-to-Work in Detroit News

Misleading University of Oregon study also scrutinized. … more

State, National Media Cite Center on
Right-to-Work

Vernuccio in Washington Times, on Lucy Ann Lance Show. … more

Van Beek Discusses Education Reform

Education establishment less than forthright on legislation. … more

Vernuccio on Fox Business Black Friday

Discussed loss of union influence in Michigan and elswhere. … more

How to Fix the Emergency Manager Law

James Hohman in the Lansing State Journal. … more

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