Mackinac Center in the News

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

Vernuccio Talks Prop 2 on Fox Business

Loss was a crushing blow for organized labor. … more

Michigan Would Fall Hardest Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

David Littmann on WXYZ in Detroit. … more

NYT: Prop 2 'An Embarrassing Loss for Labor'

Vernuccio cited on Prop 2 loss in New York Times. … more

LaFaive Discusses Ballot Failures

A mandate for legislative reforms? … more

Labor Expert in Chicago Tribune

Prop 2 loss "a major setback for organized labor." … more

Vernuccio on Prop 2 in Forbes

"A desperate grab for power by government unions." … more

Vernuccio on Prop 2 in Huffington Post

Wayne Co. sheriff handcuffs facts of proposed amendment. … more

Vernuccio in The Daily Caller

Prop 2 would cost taxpayers $1.6 billion annually. … more

Center Experts Address Props 1, 2 and 4

Analsysts on Fox Business, WDIV, WDET … more

Vernuccio in L.A. Times, New York Times

Prop 2 most significant issue in nation behind president. … more

Michigan Press Association Questions Prop 2

Could have "chilling effects" on Freedom of Information Act. … more

Free Press Live Chat on Prop 4

Center's senior attorney explains SEIU unionization scheme. … more

Schools Ignoring Merit Pay Law

Education expert details findings on WJR. … more

Media Looks to Center on A123 Bankruptcy

Fox News, MLive cite Skorup on failed subsidy recipient. … more

Analyst Cited on Prop 1

James Hohman Op-Ed also in Detroit Legal News. … more

Districts Ignoring Merit-Pay Law

Gov. Granholm reform widely shunned by MEA, schools. … more

Prop 2 Analysis Gets State, National Coverage

Freep, National Review Online cite $1.6 billion in lost savings. … more

Prop 4 Supporter Calls Dad 'An Idiot'

Retired Detroit police officer objects to his wife paying forced union dues to care for disabled adult children in their own home. … more

MEDC's Lack of Transparency Goes National

Fox, Instapundit pick up Center expose of hidden A123 video. … more

Labor Expert on Fox Business, in Washington Times

Vernuccio on Prop 2, union spending, Citizens United. … more

Prop 4 a 'Money Grab'

Wright: using constitution to "whitewash a sordid history." … more

Vernuccio Discusses Prop 2 in Marquette County

Labor expert explains radical union proposal to U.P. listeners. … more

Freep Cites Fiscal Expert on Prop 5

LaFaive: Politicians don't like the scrutiny of their work. … more

Counting on Us for Count Day

Media turn to Center analysts for details on school funding. … more

Center's Prop 3 Study Cited

State, national media mention job loss projections. … more

State, National Media Turn to Mackinac Center Analysts and Research for Details, Comments on Proposal 2

Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Detroit News. … more

Center Work on Prop 4 Cited

Detroit News, Midland Daily News cover SEIU scheme. … more

Sunshine Review Touts LaFaive Op-Ed on Prop 2

Government transparency advocate concerned about FOIA. … more

From Feminism to FOIA

Center Op-Eds in The Detroit News. … more

Littmann Calculates Cost of NHL Lockout

Economist pegs $84 million lost for a full season. … more

Van Beek Discusses Teacher Evaluations

99.6 percent of Michigan teachers rated "effective?" … more

The Perils of Politicians' Promises

A radio blast from the past with Congressman Bill Huizenga. … more

Deciphering Michigan's Ballot Proposals

Jarrett Skorup on WAAM 1600 in Ann Arbor. … more

Center Legal Expert Discusses SEIU Case

Patrick Wright on WJR with Frank Beckmann. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Investor's Business Daily

Prop 2 an "unprecedented power grab" by unions. … more

LaFaive Discusses Prop 5

Would put two-thirds requirement in place for tax hikes. … more

Vernuccio Discusses Prop 2 on 'The Big Show'

What will it do and what will it cost. … more

Achievement Gaps the Wrong 'Focus'

Edcuation policy analyst in Detroit Free Press. … more

Excuses Don't Change Facts

Three Livingston County schools do poorly on report card. … more

Roscommon Teachers Quit MEA

Van Beek: MEA has "egg on their face." … more

Vernuccio on Fox Business

Labor expert disusses POJA, Chicago teachers strike. … more

SEIU Draws Attention Over Dues Skim

Money going toward political purposes? … more

Voters Face Tough Decision on POJA

Give state to union interests or keep Legislature in control? … more

LaFaive: Why Michigan Needs a Right-to-Work Law

Lansing State Journal commentary for Labor Day weekend. … more

Vernuccio on WPHM AM1380

Labor policy director discusses "Protect Our Jobs" proposal. … more

Center Attorney on Zoning, Economic Prosperity

Food cart operators face challenges nationwide. … more

'Protect Our Jobs' Doesn't Protect Taxpayers

Ballot initiative would put unions ahead of legislators. … more

Center Scholar in Free Press

Legislature must address highest insurance rates in the nation. … more

CapCon Story Goes Viral

Detroit horseshoer job classification draws national interest. … more

Center Expert in Chicago Tribune

Radical union proposal unlikely to be on ballot. … more

School Privatization Up, According to Freep

Center's 2012 survey completed. … more

Center Coverage Draws Nat'l, Internat'l Attention

Homeless teenage entrepreneur continues fight against city. … more

Van Beek on WJR With Beckmann

Schools, not parents, have to provide supplies. … more

Scaffolding for Plunder Part II

"Enhancement" levy a tax, not a voluntary assessment. … more

Center Pension Analysis in Oakland Press

How to reform the school employee retirement system. … more

Henry Payne Explains the Greatness of Friedman

Detroit News editorial cartoonist at Center event. … more

Time to Give Up Golf Courses, Pools

Less revenue means cities must innovate, reprioritize. … more

Center Expert Cited in Chicago Tribune

Union-backed measure a radical power shift. … more

Center Scholar in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

New Center website social outcomes of alcohol control policy. … more

Overton Window Cited in WSJ

James Taranto writes about the Chick-fil-A controversy. … more

Center Story Goes National

City stops young entrepreneur from selling hot dogs. … more

Vernuccio on Fox Business

Labor policy director comments on union strife at Caterpillar. … more

Capitalism and Feminism Not Mutually Exclusive

Dodge: Free markets best for female achievement. … more

Lehman: No Rush on Obamacare

Time for "principled procrastination." … more

Michigan Media Busy Reading 'CAP' Scores

The Mackinac Center's new study hitting news desks statewide. … more

Fox News Cites Center Analyst

MichCapCon broke story on union boss pay. … more

MLive Reports on Center Blog Post

Why emergency managers a better option than bankruptcy. … more

Center Scholar in Freep

More FDA regulations won't solve drug shortages. … more

SEIU Skim Scheme Draws Media Attention

Mackinac Center analysts have exposed union's agenda. … more

Reforming School Employee Pensions

Fixing it the right way a must. … more

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