January 2021

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January 19, 2021
Talking Michigan Taxes: Potential Increases and Reforms in 2021
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January 27, 2021
The Consequences of COVID Lockdowns
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February 2021

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February 2, 2021
Flex Learning: A Customized Approach for Michigan Students
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February 10, 2021
Pandemic Policies and the Michigan Economy: Scholarly Research and Writing
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February 17, 2021
Why College Costs So Much and What States Can Do About It
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Past Events

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What’s the right balance between local, state and federal control? What about the rights of citizens — should these vary widely based on where one chooses to live? This panel will feature a lawmaker, policy expert and local government advocate to talk about what is happening in Michigan and across the nation on these issues.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Do you have what it takes to be the next Hendrik Meijer, Henry Ford or Oprah? Find out at the Detroit Children’s Business Fair! On Saturday, May 4, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and TechTown Detroit will host up to 40 young entrepreneurs at TechTown Detroit, in Detroit, Michigan. Think you have what it takes to run a business? Join us and find out! Children ages 6-15 are welcome. Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Join us to hear Dr. Larry Schweikart speak about his new biography title Reagan: The American President.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seizure and forfeiture are important parts of the criminal justice system. In principle, this process is helpful for taking away assets from criminals and goods obtained illegally. But it’s easily abused, and Michiganders deserve to have their property rights protected. This panel will feature points of views from law enforcement, researchers and legislators. The discussion will be on why Michigan should continue to reform its civil asset forfeiture system and how to get it right.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Criminal justice reform will continue to be a hot topic in Lansing this year, as lawmakers on the left and right advance various proposals for reforming the system. But in order to properly evaluate the potential for successful change, it’s important to understand the nuts and bolts of how the system currently operates.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Public policy choices can have profound consequences on the decisions individuals make about their own opportunities — where to live, work, invest and raise families. What can government leaders do to influence those choices? Respect economic freedom.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Student displays, performances and testimonials will showcase the value Michigan families receive when they exercise choice to meet their educational needs.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Join us for a panel discussion on the role of private efforts to protect and conserve natural areas and resources.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Michigan’s system of bail and pretrial release is ripe for reform, but any changes to this complex structure require a thorough understanding of current practices and how they diverge from best practices. Analysts at the Mackinac Center and the ACLU of Michigan both published papers to inform the public about bail in our state, which they will present jointly.