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James M. Hohman

Director of Fiscal Policy

James M. Hohman is the director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He holds a degree in economics from Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

Michigan Income Tax Cuts Remain Affordable

State government is very well fed … more

Giving More Taxpayer Dollars to Universities Won’t Make Michigan More Educated

No link between state spending and educational attainment … more

More Schools Than Ever Use Private-Sector Firms to Provide Support Services

New Subsidies Show Which Groups Are Important to Lansing Politicians

Improving the rules for everyone puts residents first … more

New School Privatization Survey Results

Nearly three-quarters of districts contract out … more

Number of School Districts Privatizing Services Continues to Grow

Districts see higher quality services for less money … more

Michigan School Privatization Survey 2017

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This is the 15th edition of the Mackinac Center's annual school privatization survey. We ask every school district in the state if they outsource one of the three main noninstructional services — custodial, transportation and food services. The results from this year's survey show that 71.5 percent of school districts contract out for at least one of these services. … more

Lansing Politicians Put Favored Businesses Ahead of Everyone Else

Another $1.2B in favors approved this year … more

Keep Michigan Taxes Limited

Michigan Sets the National Standard on Pensions