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Reopen Classrooms or Send Money to Families

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

Michigan at Significant Risk of a 2021 Tax Hike

DC firm lays out factors that drive tax hikes around the country

DC Firm Lays Out Factors That Drive Tax Hikes Around the Country

About Legal Action Against Gov. Whitmer

A statement from the Mackinac Center

A statement from the Mackinac Center on current litigation considerations against Gov. Whitmer

Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

State spending up, but not for roads

Despite running on fixing the roads, state spending on roads is down under Gov. Whitmer

Report: Give Local Governments More Money, But Don’t Ask Taxpayers

That’s the gist of a new study on local government finance in Michigan

New study misleads on fiscal issues facing local governments in Michigan; simply calls for higher taxes

Michigan Lawmakers Make Progress on Pension Debts

But taxpayers still owe more than $50 billion to state-run pension systems

Progress being made, but taxpayers still owe more than $50 billion to state-run pension systems

Flying By The Seat of Our Pants

COVID response suggest there’s no point to planning for pandemics

COVID response suggest there’s no point to planning for pandemics

State Budget Recovers From Pandemic

Weak case for additional federal coronavirus relief

Weak case for additional federal coronavirus relief

Those Who Do Not Learn from History…

Years of bad economic development deals haven't prevented politicians from trying again

Years of bad economic development deals haven't prevented politicians from trying again

Revisit Spending Priorities

Lawmakers won't have as much revenue to spend this year

Lawmakers won't have as much revenue to spend this year

Get the Numbers Straight about School Finance

Complete picture, sound math debunk exaggerated talking points

Complete picture, sound math debunk exaggerated talking points

How a Mid-Michigan Dam Failed

EGLE and Boyce Hydro actions appear to have compounded the May 2020 flood

EGLE and Boyce Hydro actions appear to have compounded the May 2020 flood

Liquor to Go: An Idea Whose Time is Now

It seems much of the state’s liquor code and rules are written for a protected class

It seems much of the state’s liquor code and rules are written for a protected class

Pets or People?

The governor’s perplexing executive orders

The governor’s perplexing executive orders

Michigan Cannot Enforce Its Own Barbering Laws

Illegal barbers are everywhere, but the state targets just one for fines and potential jail time

Illegal barbers are everywhere, but the state targets just one for fines and potential jail time

The Emergency Administration

Gov. Whitmer made wide use of emergency powers before COVID-19

Gov. Whitmer made wide use of emergency powers before coronavirus

COVID-19 and the Word 'All'

Both health and economic conditions make clear that we need to move to the next phase

Both health and economic conditions make clear that we need to move to the next phase

Planet of the Humans

New Jeff Gibbs/Michael Moore documentary targets green energy

New Jeff Gibbs/Michael Moore documentary targets green energy

Budgets in the Time of Coronavirus

State officials should consider bold spending cuts and other reforms

State officials should consider bold spending cuts and other reforms

Now is the Time to Start Downsizing ISDs

Education bureaucracies should take brunt of looming budget hit

Education bureaucracies should take brunt of looming budget hit

Legislature Has a Role in Emergencies

Governor Whitmer and the Legislature should embrace collaboration

Governor Whitmer and the Legislature should embrace collaboration

Educators Step Up to Fill Distance Learning Gap

District, charter, private schools adapt while state officials wait

District, charter, private schools adapt while state officials wait

Some Perspective: Michigan is Stronger Today

The state is in a more resilient position to weather an economic storm than at any time before

The state is in a more resilient position to weather an economic storm than at any time before

Reporting or Promoting?

Why transparency of business subsidy programs shouldn’t be controlled by administrators

Why transparency of business subsidy programs shouldn’t be controlled by administrators

MDE Memo Sends Wrong Message

Families need more flexibility

Families need more flexibility

Emergency Powers Under Michigan Law

A quick overview of how these rarely used laws work

A quick overview of how these rarely used laws work

How To Think About Government Emergency Powers

Officials have the authority and the public’s support – for now

Officials have the authority and the public’s support – for now