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Rational Environmentalism in 2020

Find a balance between human welfare and environmental concerns

Find a balance between human welfare and environmental concerns

2020: A New Day, or Groundhog Day?

Michigan lawmakers have only a few months to create a budget for the next fiscal year, address the Medicaid program and enact criminal justice reforms.

Michigan on Pace for Smallest Increase in Business Subsidies in Years

Legislators reduced some corporate welfare spending

In 2019, lawmakers dialed back taxpayer support for business subsidies, perhaps reflecting a change in thinking.

Lawmakers Should Not Resurrect Pure Michigan Subsidy Program

A legislator from northern Michigan wants the state to restart taxpayer funding of the Pure Michigan advertising campaign. Lawmakers should let its funding stay at the current level: zero.

Environmental Policy Internship

Advancement/Events Internship

Morey Fiscal Policy Internship

Communications Internship

Education Policy Internship

Events Internship

Mackinac Center Tracks Lawmakers’ Missed Vote

Just 768 roll call votes were missed in 2019

Just 768 roll call votes were missed in 2019

A Recap of the 100th Michigan Legislature

Legislators introduced 1,996 bills this year

Legislators introduced 1,996 bills this year

Director of Advancement

Mackinac Center VP Appointed to Federal Panel

Patrick Wright will serve on the Federal Service Impasses Panel

Patrick Wright will serve on the Federal Service Impasses Panel

Mackinac Center Praises the End of Ineffective Subsidy Program

"Good Jobs for Michigan" comes to an end

Mackinac Center Praises the End of Ineffective Subsidy Program

State School Aid Deal Fits Decade-Long Upward Trend

Reapproved vetoed funds puts final budget above 10-year average

Reapproved vetoed funds puts final budget above 10-year average

Tax Cuts, Regulatory Freedom and More – in Washington and the 50 States

A Conversation With Grover Norquist

The Mackinac Center is pleased to host a Q&A with Grover Norquist to discuss these issues and more. The conversation will cover tax, regulatory and political changes at the state and federal level and what big issues are on the horizon.

The Unintended Results of Michigan’s Divided Government

A conflict between a Republican Legislature and a Democratic governor led to restrained growth in the state budget.

Regulatory Reforms on the Move in Michigan

Michigan has reformed some of the many licenses it requires for people to hold a job. Lawmakers should continue that work in the new year.

Students Led Astray by Environmental Education

A set of regulations and laws that a high school student proposed as part of a biology class suggests that Michigan schools should take a closer look at the environmental impact of renewable energy sources when teaching about the benefits.