Statesmanship Initiative

Since September 2001, has allowed residents to track and better understand the activities of the Michigan Legislature. This first-of-its-kind Web site give users instant, free access to objective, plain-language descriptions of every bill introduced, amendment added and vote taken by representatives in Lansing. has received acclaim from lawmakers across the political spectrum as well as from the news media.

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm that advances individual freedom and the rule of law in Michigan. The Foundation uses strategic litigation and education of the public to secure the liberties of Michigan's residents, workers, students and entrepreneurs. The Legal Foundation also provides the courts with amicus curiae — or “friend of the court” — briefs that explore the broader constitutional, statutory and public policy considerations at stake in these cases.