Issues and Ideas Forum, April 29, 2008

Listen to Expert Speakers Over Lunch

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is pleased to host monthly Issues & Ideas Forums in Lansing. These luncheons, which feature experts on a diverse array of subjects, offer a forum that enhances and broadens the policy debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals — and suggestions for achieving them.

Legislators, staff, news media and other interested friends are cordially invited to the


“The Agenda Behind Michigan’s Climate Action Council”


Paul Chesser
Director of Climate Strategies Watch
John Locke Foundation


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Capitol Room, Radisson Hotel
111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing


Lunch is provided at no charge, with reservation.

The climate change commission established by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, like those in other states, is part of a systematic effort to implement policies and regulations that dramatically expand government; increase the costs of energy and fuels; raise taxes; and infringe on property rights, according to Paul Chesser, director of Climate Strategies Watch at the John Locke Foundation.

Chesser will expose how climate change alarmists have surreptitiously infiltrated state governments, how they implement their tax and regulatory agenda, and what can be done to stop their stealth strategy in Michigan.

Chesser’s group, Climate Strategies Watch, is the nation’s premiere source of information about climate change regulation in the states. Chesser has appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” and he has been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, Baltimore Examiner, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, National Review Online and many other publications.

Following his remarks, Mr. Chesser will answer questions from the audience.

The luncheon begins promptly at noon. To make reservations for yourself and your guests, please call the Mackinac Center at 989-631-0900 by 5 p.m. on April 24.

The Purpose of the Issues & Ideas Forum

The nature of the legislative process is such that public policy debates are often framed by specific constituencies and political pragmatism rather than by sound principles. On occasion, these principles are most effectively conveyed by a single case study. By offering a forum for wide-ranging discussion, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy hopes to broaden the debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals — and how to achieve them. The best interests of Michigan citizens can be served only when legislation incorporates our best understanding of legal, economic, psychological, moral and scientific principles.


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