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governor and Legislature can take steps to protect the state budget from
nationalized health care.
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leadership offers an opportunity to reassess the state’s targeted tax breaks.
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Michigan’s intermediate school districts has expanded over the last decade
while total enrollment has dropped.
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The Mackinac Center provides the necessary tools to
hold politicians accountable to their promises.
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Putting all state employees into a health savings
plan could save $32 billion.
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Taxpayers could save $5.7 billion annually if
public-sector benefits were brought in line with those in the private sector.
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Lawmakers should reject raising cigarette taxes,
which increase smuggling, violent crime and the funding of terrorism.
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The Environmental Protection Agency’s arbitrary
attacks on energy could destroy jobs and increase heating bills.
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Legislators should resist being party to the
expansion of Obamacare and the damage it would do to Michigan’s fragile economy.
This brief argues
public school districts cannot withhold money from employees’ paychecks to fund
union political activity.
This update to a
2008 study shows strong correlation between higher cigarette taxes and
Given the enormity
and complexity of Michigan’s public school system, myths abound about how
public schools are funded.
This study analyzes
the costs and benefits of virtual learning, and how this innovation could
further improve learning for Michigan students.
updated version contains a Top 10 list for the new Michigan Legislature.
This study outlines
how the Legislature can address PERA’s damaging impact.
Key stories: Fees fuel big government, business
subsidies, net neutrality, MEA and politics.
Welcome to “bannering,” a new method being deployed
by Big Labor bosses who wish to continue exerting their influence.
Connections Academy and other leading organizations use virtual learning to
teach Michigan children.
Senior Environmental Analyst Russ Harding explains why his blueprint for
regulatory reform is necessary to foster both jobs and the environment.
businessman explains his struggle with theft and violence brought by cigarette
On behalf of five
Kent County taxpayers, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation sued 10 Kent County
school districts and the teachers unions to remove illegal contract language
regarding privatization of non-instructional functions.
threatened to halt the cleanup and economic development of a Lansing property
unless the developer paid union-scale wages.