Upcoming Events

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2022 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Join us for an Issues and Ideas event that will discuss occupational licensing reforms the Great Lakes State has made in the last decade, as well as where it can do more.

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Past Events

Thursday, August 18, 2022

In 2022, inflation and energy costs and how good of a job incumbent governor Gretchen Whitmer is doing are some of the most important issues people are thinking about. Join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy at the Island Resort and Casino near Escanaba to hear about these issues and more.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2022 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2022 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Michiganders were shocked to learn in 2020 that state law appeared to grant Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the power to issue unilateral and indefinite emergency orders. The scope of these powers was virtually limitless: they forced certain businesses to close, controlled who you could invite into your own home, prohibited the use of your own property, and restricted your right to exercise your religion freely, among many other dictates. While Gov. Whitmer’s use of emergency powers was unprecedented and eventually ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan law contains many other grants of emergency power to the governor and other officials in the executive branch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Michiganders were shocked to learn in 2020 that state law appeared to grant Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the power to issue unilateral and indefinite emergency orders. The scope of these powers was virtually limitless: they forced certain businesses to close, controlled who you could invite into your own home, prohibited the use of your own property, and restricted your right to exercise your religion freely, among many other dictates. While Gov. Whitmer’s use of emergency powers was unprecedented and eventually ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan law contains many other grants of emergency power to the governor and other officials in the executive branch.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Michiganders were shocked to learn in 2020 that state law appeared to grant Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the power to issue unilateral and indefinite emergency orders. The scope of these powers was virtually limitless: they forced certain businesses to close, controlled who you could invite into your own home, prohibited the use of your own property, and restricted your right to exercise your religion freely, among many other dictates. While Gov. Whitmer’s use of emergency powers was unprecedented and eventually ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan law contains many other grants of emergency power to the governor and other officials in the executive branch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2022 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Join us for an evening of fellowship among friends of liberty.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Presidents who went to war with the federal Leviathan over the past 150 years have had varying degrees of success. Whether it’s just traditional lobbyists or the federal “Deep State,” these presidents have fought slave power, trusts, the CIA and more. Historian and author Larry Schweikart will explain why these swamps existed (or exist) and are so hard to defeat in this talk covering his new book Dragonslayers.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Join us at Northwood University, as Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy, discusses how seven bedrock principles related to free market environmentalism and energy policy can help policymakers recognize and craft sound public policies that ensure property rights are protected, the productive abilities of free markets are maximized and energy supplies are abundant, affordable and reliable.