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John LaPlante

Contributing Editor and Senior Fellow

John LaPlante is a contributing editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, where he gives input for various publications, including Michigan Capitol Confidential and IMPACT magazine.
In addition to his contributions to the Mackinac Center, he has done editorial work for a number of state-focused think tanks and national advocates for policy change. He has written or edited reports and commentaries about government pensions, health care, K-12 education and other topics in public policy. 
LaPlante has been published by media outlets such as the Detroit News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Hill, USA Today and the Wichita Eagle. He has occasionally appeared on radio programs, including on Detroit's WJR-AM.
After earning a bachelor's degree in economics from Kalamazoo College, LaPlante earned a master's degree in political science from the Ohio State University.