Lehman, LaFaive in Wall Street Journal

How Democrats won on minimum wage, gas tax

Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman and Fiscal Policy Director Michael D. LaFaive wrote in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal about Michigan’s GOP-controlled Legislature and how it caved to Democrats on raising the minimum wage in exchange for support in raising the gas tax.

They summarize the Democratic victory by saying “the team that plays offense is the one that puts points on the board” and wondered “What would it look like if the GOP, with total control of state government and sizable majorities in both houses, went back on offense for its goals?” 

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