Mackinac Center in the News

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

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

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