Lessons from Allen Park

Allen Park’s foray into the state’s film subsidy industry has put the city into debt and put it on the verge of needing an emergency financial manager, according to an Op-Ed by two Mackinac Center analysts in the Port Huron Times-Herald.

Director of Fiscal Policy Michael LaFaive and Senior Editor Thomas Shull write that the state’s “ill-conceived” film subsidy program led Allen Park officials to believe the city could profit by building a movie studio. The authors then explain the state’s legal history of prohibiting the use of public money for private ventures.

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

You can read more about Allen Park’s financial woes here and here, and see how residents are demanding answers in this video.

Related Articles:

The Best-Paying Public School Districts In Michigan

Restrictive Fence Ordinance Makes Unhappy Neighbors

Best Of The Best

A Plea for Skepticism about the MEDC: An Open Letter

Legislators Who Promote Transparency Should Start by Disclosing Corporate Welfare Deals