[Photo of James M. Hohman]

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.

State Lawmakers Should Cut Business Subsidies Even More Next Year

Michigan Catching Up On State Employee Pension Debt

Progress is being made, but another $7.5 billion is still needed … more

Gov. Rick Snyder’s Fiscal Policy Legacy

Politicians Subsidize Less Than 1 Percent of Job Creation

Taxpayer dollars wasted subsidizing a tiny fraction of the econom … more

A Lesson in Endpoint Bias

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation? … more

How Business Subsidies Cut to the Front of the Line for Michigan Tax Dollars

Politicians focus on higher status than taxpayers … more

Legislature Approves New Business Subsidies

Big budget bill makes it more difficult to hold lawmakers accountable for spending … more

When We Pay Administrators to Lie to Us

Business Subsidy Programs Grow State’s Bureaucracy, Not Its Economy

They’re mostly just in-state cronyism, not big employer “deal closing” incentives … more

Michigan Lawmakers Consider More Handouts

If at first you don’t succeed, spend millions of taxpayer dollars … more