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Where Michigan Stands on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Detroit News chronicles the past, present and future of this misguided policy

The Detroit News chronicles the past, present and future of this misguided policy

Mackinac Center’s Forfeiture Expertise Cited

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights

A Political Fiction that Won’t Go Away

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut

Legislature Approves New Business Subsidies

Big budget bill makes it more difficult to hold lawmakers accountable for spending

Big budget bill makes it more difficult to hold lawmakers accountable for spending

Neither Inmates Nor Counties Get Out of Jail Free

Michigan counties try, unsuccessfully, to pass their jail expenditures on to inmates

Michigan counties try, unsuccessfully, to pass their jail expenditures on to inmates

Is One Subsidy Really Any Better?

Subsidies do have a destabilizing market influence

Subsidies do have a destabilizing market influence

Michigan Lawmakers Consider More Handouts

If at first you don’t succeed, spend millions of taxpayer dollars

If at first you don’t succeed, spend millions of taxpayer dollars

Why Michigan Should Repeal Prevailing Wage

Law benefits big companies at the expense of taxpayers

Law benefits big companies at the expense of taxpayers

Token Symbols of Growth Damage the State Economy

Select business interests have higher status with lawmakers than regular taxpayers

Select business interests have higher status with lawmakers than regular taxpayers

Solar Subsidies Are More than 'Fair'

Those selling a wholesale product should be paid the wholesale price

Those selling a wholesale product should be paid the wholesale price

No More Additional Favors for Solar

Property taxes should tax the value of property, including solar panels

Property taxes should tax the value of property, including solar panels

Free-Range Michigan?

New Utah law recognizes independence for parents and children

New Utah law recognizes independence for parents and children

New Law Removes Obstacles to Classroom

SB 727 should help alleviate teacher shortage outcry

SB 727 should help alleviate teacher shortage outcry

Rural School Makes Fast Rise

Akron-Fairgrove among most improved on Mackinac report card

Akron-Fairgrove among most improved on Mackinac report card

Are Competition And Consumer Choice In Education Good Or Bad?

Apologists for poor schools say ‘bad,’ despite their disparate impact on poor and minority children

Apologists for poor schools say ‘bad,’ despite their disparate impact on poor and minority children

The Great Lakes Trough Truce

Spending interest groups only ask for more money

Spending interest groups only ask for more money

Back To The Future With Renewable Energy Puffery

Who benefits if families must pay more to get the same amount of electric power?

Who benefits if families must pay more to get the same amount of electric power?

Dearborn Schools Rise to the Top

District has remarkable showing on new CAP report card

District has remarkable showing on new CAP report card

Put ISD Funding on Education Budget Table

While agency spending grows, Guv seeks student-based cuts

While agency spending grows, Guv seeks student-based cuts

Property Tax Revenue On a Slow Rise

Value of property increased 12 percent over past four years

Value of property increased 12 percent over past four years

Education Budget Should Back Parents' Priorities

Snyder's proposal undercuts cyber school, shared time options

Snyder's proposal undercuts cyber school, shared time options

Michigan Is Not a Windy State

The true cost of wind in Michigan is beginning to become clear

The true cost of wind in Michigan is beginning to become clear

Michigan’s Long 'Bad Driver Tax' Nightmare Will Finally End

A revenue-grab from the state's lost decade left a trail of social costs and broken lives

A revenue-grab from Michigan’s lost decade left a trail of social costs and broken lives

Airbnb Ban the Latest in Detroit’s Short-sighted Thinking

City council makes it harder to earn a living and visit a city desperate for population growth

City council makes it harder to earn a living and visit a city desperate for population growth