"The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has actually changed the face of Michigans politicaland bargainingclimate through its enormous influence
National Education Association newsletter, NEA NOW
"When Michigans political moguls want research and information, they increasingly turn to the 8-year-old [Mackinac] Center."
The Detroit News
"On the issues of school choice, privatization of school support services, charter schools, and other innovative methods of improving education in our state, the Mackinac Center has generated an enormous volume of important work."
Arthur E. Ellis, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan Department of Education
"The Mackinac Center has emerged as one of the most respected state-policy think tanks in the nation."
Investors Business Daily
"The Mackinac Center has been of enormous intellectual influence."
Craig Ruff, President, Public Sector Consultants, Lansing, Michigan. Quoted in The Detroit News
"[The Mackinac Center] has grown into a powerful voice in Michigan, providing an academic foundation for [free market ideas]."
Metro Times feature article
"Every parent and teacher of a student of Michigan history should read this study."
Clark Durant, President, Michigan State Board of Education, referring to the Mackinac Center study, Are Michigan History Textbooks Reliable?
"The [Mackinac] Center has a proven record of first-rate scholarship and timely release of reports that have put an indelible mark on public policy."
Spencer Abraham, United States Senator
"The Mackinac Center is a great resource
. It helped us draft a better [workers compensation] bill."
Mike Rogers, Michigan State Senator, Chair of Human Resources, Labor, and Veterans Affairs Committee, referring to the Mackinac Center study, Stress Claims in Michigan: Workers Compensation Entitlement for Mental Disability.
"I want to thank the creative minds at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for their inspiration
Scott R. Jensen, Majority Leader, Wisconsin Assembly
"Mackinac Center research has helped me to promote legislation that will strengthen individual rights and reduce government waste in Michigan."
Dave Honigman, Michigan State Senator, Chair of Local, Urban, and State Affairs Committee
"Thank you for your excellent work in assisting the legislature by providing innovative, free market-based solutions for the difficult problems facing Michigan."
Dick Posthumus, Michigan Senate Majority Leader