Senior Legislative Analyst Jack McHugh explains in a Deadline Detroit story today that people across the political spectrum should all be concerned about the “crony capitalism” involved in protectionist auto dealer laws.

“They are in every legislative district. They are an employer in every legislative district,” McHugh said about dealers. “They have the financial depth and geographic breadth.”

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McHugh said that puts auto dealers in a “unique position to win support for favorable rules” in the Legislature.

Mackinac Center experts have addressed this issue several times in the past, including here, here and here.


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