How the Michigan Legislature is Spending Your Tax Money
Mackinac Center Policy Forum - Sterling Heights
As the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the summer, they will finalize the budgets for Michigan’s 2023-24 fiscal year. Get insights from our experts, Vance Ginn and James Hohman, as they delve into the spending priorities of Governor Whitmer and state legislators. Discover effective strategies used across the country to ensure that your tax dollars are spent wisely by state governments. We invite you to join the Mackinac Center for lunch and an informative session.
- Where they spent your tax dollars and where they didn’t
- How this budget compares to Michigan’s long-term spending patterns
- Whether the new budget’s spending levels are sustainable for the long-term
- Success and failures in restraining the growth of state government spending in other states
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Program 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
38550 Van Dyke Ave.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Ginn Economic Consulting, host of the Let People Prosper Show podcast, chief economist of Pelican Institute for Public Policy, and senior fellow of the Mackinac Center and other think tanks across the country. He previously served as the associate director for economic policy at the Office of Management and Budget and is a former chief economist of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
James M. Hohman is the director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He has been researching and writing about Michigan’s fiscal policy since 2002. He holds a degree in economics from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.