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Pandemic Response Boosts Michigan Budget

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers

Recently Introduced Bills

MichiganVotes January 15 Roll Call Report

MichiganVotes January 15 Roll Call Report

Will Restaurants Reopen Feb. 1?

Mixed messages and more confusion from the governor

Mixed messages and more confusion from the governor

A Call to Cut the Income Tax

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Reopen Classrooms or Send Money to Families

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

Time to End Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity prevents citizens from holding many other government officials accountable

Qualified immunity prevents citizens from holding many other government officials accountable

How Michigan Should Be More Transparent About Jobs Deals

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

A Mandate for Legislative Action

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

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

Regulations and Economic Growth

Lawmakers should focus on regulatory reforms

Lawmakers should focus on regulatory reforms

Unanimous Epidemic Response Bills

October 23 Michigan Votes Roll Call Report

October 23 Michigan Votes Roll Call Report

State Budget Recovers From Pandemic

Weak case for additional federal coronavirus relief

Weak case for additional federal coronavirus relief

Did Gov. Whitmer Violate the Law?

Governor's statements are misleading the public

Governor's statements are misleading the public

35 Years of Excuses for Bad Policy

Lawmakers should agree to stop offering corporate welfare

Lawmakers should agree to stop offering corporate welfare

Charter Schools Get Real Short End of Funding Stick

Lawmakers should narrow the funding gap between charter and district schools

Lawmakers should narrow the funding gap between charter and district schools

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

The Animus Behind Michigan’s Anti-Aid Amendment

When families most need education options, bigoted provision stands in the way

When families most need education options, bigoted provision stands in the way

Giving Credit to the Dog That Didn’t Bark

Legislators deserve praise for refusing to authorize more corporate handouts

Legislators deserve praise for refusing to authorize more corporate handouts

K-12 School Outbreaks Should Be Made Public Quickly

Mackinac Center joins letter urging Whitmer to be more transparent

Mackinac Center joins letter urging Whitmer to be more transparent

Gov. Whitmer’s Mystery Science and Theaters

Public pleading seems the most influential factor in governor’s decisions

Public pleading seems the most influential factor in governor’s decisions

Epidemic Related Insurance Bills

August 28 MichiganVotes Roll Call Report

August 28 MichiganVotes Roll Call Report

Raise a Toast to Alcohol Reform

Removing restrictions on to-go sales helps bars and restaurants stay in business

Removing restrictions on to-go sales helps bars and restaurants stay in business

Stop Punishing Educational Success

Families are the victims of funding the system rather than the student

Families are the victims of funding the system rather than the student

When Public Servants Mislead the Public

There is money to cut in the budget and not every dollar is “essential"

There is money to cut in the budget and not every dollar is “essential"

A New and Improved Unemployment Insurance System

There's a better way to help people through unemployment than the current system

There's a better way to help people through unemployment than the current system