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Evan Carter

Contributing Reporter for Michigan Capitol Confidential

Evan Carter is a contributing reporter at Michigan Capitol Confidential, the daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Carter began working for Capitol Confidential in May 2017 after graduating from Hillsdale College with his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a minor in Journalism. During his time at Hillsdale, he worked for the student newspaper all four years, three of which he served as Web Editor. In addition to working for the student newspaper, Carter spent two summers working for the Detroit News, one summer working for the editorial board and another summer working for the metro desk. His work has been published in the Federalist and Forbes.

Carter currently resides in Southfield. When he isn’t working or following the news, you can find him running, catching up on the latest tech news or spending time with his friends.

Evan Carter may be reached at Carter@mackinac.org.

Lame-Duck Legislator Calls For Penalties on Distributing Straws

Licensure Reform A Lame Duck Launch Failure?

Practical Short-Term Health Coverage Unlikely Unless Legislature Acts

Donors To Politically Sensitive Groups Protected By Privacy Bill

State Officials Question Detroit’s Universal Preschool Plans

State Dems Want Public Education To Do And Spend More

Union Neglected School Custodians —Until It Sued Them For Back Dues

Regulator: Utility Could Improve On Being Open And Transparent

Wayne County Pensions Underwater; Union Sues To Preserve ‘13th Check’

Utility’s Plan To Replace Coal With Solar Passes Regulatory Hurdle

Union Sues Teacher For Exercising Her Right-To-Work Option

Detroiters Benefit From Snyder Licensure, Criminal Records Orders

Big Political Spending By Electric Utility Raises Concerns

State's Corporate Welfare Partner Claims Thousands of Economists Support Stadium Subsidies

Michigan Chamber of Commerce: Union-Backed Ballot Proposals Will Harm Business

Medicaid Dues Skim May Come To An End, After All

Michigan Union Still Pursuing Dues From Teachers Five Years After Right-To-Work

Township Voters Give Firm ‘No’ To Government Internet Plan

Foreclosing Over-Taxed Property Helped Wayne County Dodge State Receivership

Federal Taxpayer Bailout Likely For Big Union Pension Funds

This Michigan Utility Is Planning Your Energy Future

Detroit Council Calls For $15 Minimum Wage; Many City Workers Get Less

Big Piece of Utility’s Future Electricity Supply Plans: Michigan Consumers Use Less

Utility Consultant Suggests Basing Electric Capacity Plans On Idea That Carbon Caps Are Coming

Michigan’s Local Wind Farm Opposition May Drive New Developments To Iowa

Big Michigan Utility Expects No ‘Significant Growth’ Of Electric Cars Here

New 5G Internet Faster, Cheaper – And Vulnerable To Local Shakedowns

Bill Schuette Talks State Government

Flint Water Whistleblower, Mackinac Center Sue Wayne State Over Records Denials

State Taxpayers Seeing Payoff From Smaller Prison Population

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Brian Calley Talks State Government

Despite Positive Buzz For Detroit, Downward Population Trend Continues

Washtenaw County Township Builds Internet Service

Shri Thanedar Talks State Government

Dr. Jim Hines Talks State Government

Lonely Are The Michigan Democrats Who Oppose State Checks To Corporations

Sen. Patrick Colbeck Talks State Government

State Partially Rolls Back Utility’s Rate Increase, Company Heralds Declining Bills

Detroit Homes With Willing Buyers Get More, But Overall Assessments Plummeted

Group Opposing Wind Project Accused Of Misleading Public

Bill Bringing State Closer To Ending Asset Forfeiture Abuse Advances in Michigan

Another Michigan Community Moving Toward Wind Farm Restrictions

Michigan Economy Rebounds, But Medicaid Enrollment Soars

In Michigan, Rich are Getting Richer – So Are the Poor

Latest Test Scores Show Charter Schools Closing Gap

State Law May Drive Job-Seeking Michigan Woman To Move Elsewhere

City Socks Homeowner With $150 Fine For Using Airbnb

Michigan Electricity Rates Since 2003: 15 Increases, 1 Cut

Union Files Federal Complaint Against Company For Giving Its Members Raises

Costs At Issue For Raising Age On Adult Criminal Prosecution

Number of State Employees Down, Amount of State Payroll Up

Most Michigan Schools Surveyed Still Buying Union’s Costlier Health Insurance

Sponsor Of Medicaid Work Requirements: They’re The ‘Right Thing To Do’

An Apparent Political Panic In Response To University Sex Abuse Scandal

A Lot Fewer Detroit Public Schools Teachers Rated 'Highly Effective'

Firm Gets $220,000 State Subsidy Deal, Files For Bankruptcy

Nonprofit Helps Ex-Prisoners Stay Clean

Industrial Wind Farms Bring Political Conflict, Recalls and Lawsuit to Township

Michigan College Lands On Wrong Kind Of Top 10 List

Former State Trooper: Cops, Prosecutors Misuse Problematic Asset Forfeiture Law

Debate Heated On Ending Police Keeping Seized Property With No Conviction

DTE Electricity: Out With Old Coal, In With New Gas

Detroit Would Mandate Video Surveillance, Make Businesses Pay

Stakes High In Special Education Disputes, With Legal Costs To Match

Detroit Fails To Collect 20 Percent of Property Taxes Owed

Bad Forensic Evidence Sends Innocents To Prison

Half-A-Billion Dollars More This Year

Bills Make It Easier For Private Marketing Bureaus To Force Dues on Businesses

Property Owner: Mackinaw City’s Ban On Airbnb Rentals Violates Our Rights

The Numbers Are In: Detroit Charters Outperform Detroit District Schools

Loan, Incentive, Or Giveaway? City Politicians Vote $5.5 Million For Developer

$600 Million? $700 Million? State Officials Guess On Annual Corporate Giveaways

Agencies Have Until Whenever To Fulfill Open Records Law Requests

Detroit School District Still Needs Teachers

Detroit Schools’ Annual Budget Balanced With Emergency Bailout Money

The Highest-Paid Employees in Michigan's State Government

Michigan’s Largest Teachers Union Has Lost 25 Percent of Its Members

State Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus After 12 House Republicans Defeat Tax Cut

No Arrest — But Cops Took And Kept His $2,035 Anyway

Thanksgiving Day: More Than Football and Turkey

Bills Would Ban Keeping Taxpayer Handouts To Corporations Secret

Unions That Say Prevailing Wage Law Protects Retirees Mismanage Worker Pensions

Iron Mountain Schools Draws Flak for Novel Homeschool Co-op

With Income Tax Rejected By Voters, East Lansing Looks at Spending Cuts

City Taxpayers Will Pay Millions For Past Employees’ Benefits

No More ‘Chippewas,’ ‘Eskymos’ or ‘Fighting Scots’? Bill Bans Ethnic Mascots

CEOs of Michigan’s Big Energy Monopolies Get Millions, Customers Get Rate Hikes

Close Coal Plants, Open Gas Plants, DTE Gets 10 Percent Profit Either Way

State of Michigan To Restrict Union ‘Ghost Workers’

Union Labels Nonunion Employees 'Welfare Scabs' With Vulgar Photo on Company Property

Libertarian Scholar Charles Murray Is Shouted Down At U-M Event By Students

MSU Pulls Down Windmill Safety Guidelines After Industry Complains

One In Four Michigan School District Teachers Chronically Absent

Two Standards Of Justice For Sexual Assault Claims

Detroit Charter Schools Outperform District School Peers On State Tests

Best Schools In Michigan Would Vanish If For-Profit Charters Were Banned

City Hassles Homeowners Doing Airbnb Rentals, Legislature May Come To Rescue

Cleaning Hats in Detroit Still Requires a License