Mackinac Center in the News

Minimum Wage Hike About Politics, not People

Jarrett Skorup Op-Ed in Detroit News … more

Center Experts in Detroit News

City should privatize transportation department. … more

Detroit EM Considering Center Proposals

Privatization could help stabilize struggling city. … more

Vernuccio Cited on President's Ann Arbor Visit

Most Americans can't afford a $14 sandwich for lunch. … more

Amtrak Subsidy Takes Money from Roads

Riders should pay their own way. … more

Center Scholar in Wall Street Journal

Mark Perry on alleged gender pay gap. … more

MEA President's Math in Detroit News Questioned

District says Cook's claim "cannot be substantiated." … more

Center Scholar's Commentary at

New Red Wings arena should not get corporate welfare. … more

Center Research in Time, Washington Post

Tobacco smuggling stats a national story. … more

CapCon Story on Ferndale Draws Attention

State, national, international media respond. … more

Teacher Who Left MEA Explains Why

Ray Arthur in Detroit News. … more

Teacher Speaks Out on Union Bullying

MEA will go after 8,000 teachers not paying dues. … more

Lopez on Fox Business

Corporate welfare for movies unfair to taxpayers. … more

LaFaive Proven Right on Cigarette Tax Hike

Mass. losing millions due to smuggling. … more

Vernuccio on Worker Freedom

Panel discussion in Washington, D.C. … more

Teachers Victorious Over MEA

State, national media report on RTW win. … more

McHugh Discusses Budget on WILS

Focus on smarter spending, not more spending. … more

Detroit News, Free Press Cover MCLF Lawsuit

MEA sued over more teacher bullying. … more

Mackinac Scholar in Wall Street Journal

Smith on IRS scandal and media failure. … more

Tuition Plan Would Make College More Expensive

Spalding and Skorup in The Detroit News. … more

Center Expert, Board Member Discuss Detroit

LaFaive, Lockwood at Reason Foundation event. … more

Spalding Op-Ed on School Choice

Explains the benefits to MLive readers. … more

State Economic Outlook from David Littmann

Discussed DBusiness article on WJR. … more

VoteSpotter App Draws Media Attention

Give instant feedback to your legislators. … more

Spalding on Fox2 Detroit

College costs, school takeovers discussed. … more

Vernuccio on PBS News Hour

Labor expert talks UAW/VW vote in Tennessee. … more

Union Bullying Story Draws National Attention

CapCon broke story about RTW "intimidation" list. … more

Corporate Welfare Schemes Need Transparency

Mackinac Center commentary in Detroit Free Press. … more

Skorup on 'West Michigan Week'

Debate over minimum wage. … more

Vernuccio on Benefits of RTW for Missouri

Op-Ed in Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader. … more

Can Detroit Replicate Pontiac's Success?

LaFaive outlines how in today's Oakland Press. … more

Will Legislature Keep Tax Cut Promise?

SB 402 begins to undo 11.5% hike from 2007. … more

LaFaive Cited on Minimum Wage in GR Press

Research refutes AFL-CIO president's claim. … more

Center Experts Cited on Detroit Bailout

Plan is unfair to state taxpayers. … more

Wright Discusses Supreme Court Visit on WJR

Illinois union scheme similar to SEIU dues skim. … more

George Will Cites CapCon in Washington Post

SEIU dues skim highlighted ahead of SCOTUS case. … more

Policy Experts Comment on Governor's Speech

LaFaive, Spalding on State of the State. … more

Center Scholar in Detroit News

Electricity deregulation good for customers. … more

Lockwood's Belle Isle Idea in Wall Street Journal

Also interviewed on Fox Business. … more

CapCon Story Draws National Media Attention

Michigan family devastated by Obamacare. … more

Vernuccio Testifies on Missouri Right-to-Work

Cited in St. Louis Post-Dispatch. … more

Corporate Welfare Scheme Back With New Name

'Aerotropolis' now 'VantagePort.' … more

Media Highlight 'Missed Votes' Report

Detroit News calls for part-time Legislature. … more

Vernuccio on Fox Business

Higher minimum wage means fewer jobs. … more

Center Responds to AFL-CIO Attack

Media find plagiarism in Karla Swift Op-Ed. … more

LaFaive Cited in Detroit News Editorial

Detroit must be more business friendly. … more

Unions Claim RTW Is 'Slavery'

Manny Lopez discusses exclusive bargaining monopoly. … more

Labor Policy Expert in Lansing State Journal

Vernuccio on RTW one year later. … more

MCLF Featured in National Review Online

Legal foundation protecting teachers against unions. … more

Taxpayers Lose $10.5B on GM Bailout

LaFaive cited in Detroit News, Free Press. … more

Center Research on Cigarette Smuggling Cited

LaFaive, Nesbit analysis in Pacific Standard magazine. … more

Spalding Co-Authors Commentary in Bridge

Teacher quality, student poverty data ignored. … more

Center Experts Cited on Detroit Bankruptcy

LaFaive, Vernuccio in Washington Free Beacon. … more

Black Friday Protests and Union Front Groups

Labor policy expert comments on publicity stunt. … more

Center Research Cited in Five Hearst Papers

Higher cigarette taxes lead to more smuggling. … more

Vernuccio Commentary on Today

Supreme Court case involves union intimidation, coercion. … more

Media Expose Progress Michigan Plagiarism

Union front group's credibility in question. … more

School Employees Testify at Senate Hearing

MEA hid opt out information from them. … more

Legislature Looking at Licensing Requirements

Skorup: Roadblocks hurt the poor. … more

Labor Expert Discusses Boeing Move

Vernuccio on Fox Business. … more

MCLF Client Featured in Oakland Press

Possible plaintiff in federal suit against MEA. … more

Center Attorney on FOX2 Detroit

Discussing teacher complaints against MEA. … more

Center FOIA Expert Cited in Detroit News

Local governments object to transparency initiatives. … more

Media Highlight Teachers' Complaints Against MEA

Unfair labor practice charges filed. … more

Spalding Discusses New Study

Media highlight flaws in state school rankings. … more

Media Highlights Center's 4th Amendment Story

Tony Conley, MLive cover tax assessor issue. … more

Center President on WJR with Frank Beckmann

Discussing 25th anniversary, right-to-work. … more

Affirmative Action for Kindergartners

Center scholar in Detroit News. … more

Center Attorneys Discuss FOIA Lawsuit

Suit filed against Westland over fees. … more

Economic Freedom Benefits the Poor the Most

Regulatory roadblocks hamper their earning potential. … more

Corporate Welfare Won't Save Detroit

Red Wings should build their own arena. … more

Center Analysts in Labor Day Media Coverage

LaFaive, Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press, Crain's. … more

Labor Policy Expert in Lansing State Journal

Vernuccio: Unions must adapt to succeed. … more

Corporate Welfare Awarded for Superhero Movie

Big Hollywood getting $35 million of your money. … more

Center Scholar Interview in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Richard Vedder on college subsidies and rising costs. … more

Center Scholar Discusses New RTW Study on WJR

Positive economic growth in RTW states. … more

Center Dominates Free Press Opinion Page

Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and education highlighted. … more

MCLF Lawsuit Draws Massive Media Attention

Dearborn union sued over worker freedom rights. … more

CMU Public Radio on 'Teacher Freedom Month'

Teachers can only resign from union in August. … more

McHugh on CBS Show Exploring Obamacare

Airs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Detroit. … more

Why Detroit's Pension Funds Failed

Center experts in Detroit Free Press. … more

Skorup Discusses Minimum Wage Laws

Guest on WSGW in Saginaw. … more

MSN on Ideas to Save Detroit Billions

LaFaive made recommendations 13 years ago. … more

LaFaive Cited in Macomb Daily

Repetitive language in press releases is tiresome. … more

Hohman Cited in LSJ on Wage Gap

State employees outpace private sector by 20 percent. … more

Rod Lockwood Interviewed by John Stossel

Discusses plan to develop Belle Isle on Fox Business. … more

Dodge Discusses Detroit Bankruptcy on WILS

Guest blogs about it at Independent Women's Forum. … more

Lehman in Reuters: 'Detroit Needs a Game Changer'

The solution? Eliminate city income tax. … more

LaFaive Cited Again on Detroit Bankruptcy

Fox News, Tony Conley Show, Education News … more

Open Government Town Hall in Grand Rapids

Center, ACLU, Michigan Press Association participating. … more

Media Tap Center Experts

Analysis of Detroit bankruptcy. … more

Center Cited by Fox News

Volunteers embrace civil society in Detroit. … more

CapCon Featured in Columbia Journalism Review

"They've broken some big stories ... the media has ignored." … more

Spalding Weighs in on School Consolidation

Focus should be on spending, not district size. … more

Center Op-Ed on Medicaid in Detroit News

Legislators need to learn the Hippocratic Oath. … more

Center Hosting FOIA Town Hall Meetings

Panelists include ACLU, MPA, Bridge Magazine. … more

Center in Detroit Media Spotlight

Awards presented to Thirkell Elementary, other DPS schools. … more

Court Ruling Impacts Civil Service Employees

Vernuccio cited in Detroit News on RTW law. … more

Center Cited on School Consolidation

Six-year-old study has answers state is looking for. … more

Media Highlight New School Report Card

Elementary and middle schools ranked. … more

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