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April 2019

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April 23, 2019
Lessons from Ronald Reagan
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Detroit Children’s Business Fair
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The Policy Circle: Start the Conversation
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Putting a Price on Life: The Coming Fight Over Government Rationing of Medical Care
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Past Events

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How states like Michigan can fix perennial pension problems will be the topic of this Issues and Ideas Forum. The featured speaker will be Dan Liljenquist, who spearheaded pension reforms in Utah while he served as a state senator. For his role in the Utah reforms, Liljenquist was named a 2011 “Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine, and has since a become national expert on this issue and highlighted by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others outlets.

Monday, March 31, 2014

This Issues and Ideas Forum will present Mackinac Center findings from a review of more than 100 teachers union contracts, which analyzed the various ways school boards have attempted to comply with the 2011 reforms regarding teacher evaluations, placement and tenure. Our featured speaker will be Representative Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, who will share his thoughts on the intent of the 2011 reforms and how districts have implemented them.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This Issues and Ideas Forum will look at the question from a free-market perspective. Our speakers will be Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Helen Krieble, founder and president of The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation and creator of the “Red Card Solution,” a plan that could curb illegal immigration by offering non-citizen work permits that do not lead to citizenship.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Featuring Lawrence W. Reed, president emeritus of the Mackinac Center and current president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Our guests will discuss the benefits of different, emerging models of educational options and what is possible for Michigan.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This Issues and Ideas Forum features Dr. Ted Bolema, a Mackinac Center adjunct scholar and senior policy editor for the Mercatus Center in Washington, D.C. who will make the case for why Michigan needs to give Michigan electricity customers more options.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This Issues and Ideas Forum features Paul Larkin of the Heritage Foundation, Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Michael Reitz of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy who will discuss the need to define intent in Michigan criminal statutes.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Join Dr. Vedder for insights on this issue and hear his ideas to solve the high cost of a college education

Monday, October 7, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013