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Making Waves with the Mackinac Center

Join us for a sunset cruise and a free market discussion on energy and property rights.

Featuring: Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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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 more

Mackinac Center’s Forfeiture Expertise Cited

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights more

Firearm Seizures, Sexual Assault, Lock Away Painkillers and More

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills more

State Corporate Handout Program Milks Taxpayer for Cass City Operation

Subsidies continue to prove to be utterly pointless

Subsidies continue to prove to be utterly pointless more

Is One Subsidy Really Any Better?

National Publications Cite Mackinac Center in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

Staff members quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post and more

Staff members quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post and more more

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 more

Snyder Budget Whacks $10 Million from Business Subsidy Programs

Pure Michigan scores $1 million increase

Pure Michigan scores $1 million increase more

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 more

Another MBDP Jobs Subsidy Project Doesn’t Work

State officials can’t pick economic winners from losers and shouldn’t try

State officials can’t pick economic winners from losers and shouldn’t try more

Higher Taxes Would Offer Little for Ottawa Schools

Millage money more fairly shared, but promises little results

Millage money more fairly shared, but promises little results more

State Business Handout Program Wastes Another $2 million

Another state subsidy deal fails to deliver

Another state subsidy deal fails to deliver more

Foster Care Scholarships, Pavement Ideas, Career Predictions

June 22, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

June 22, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Smart Regs for Smart Tech: How Government Can Allow Next Gen Internet Networks to Flourish

This panel will discuss issues related to the future of internet networks, including 5G cell service, “net neutrality” and broadband infrastructure. Panelists will also offer guidance on what governments at all levels — local, state and federal — should do (or not do) in relation to the future of internet connectivity and the spinoff technologies it makes possible. more

Detroit is Becoming Friendlier to Entrepreneurs

The number of licensing violations enforced by the city has decreased

The number of licensing violations enforced by the city has decreased more

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 more

Build, Measure, Learn … Invest

Many Mackinac Center donors I’ve met are engineers by training, and most engineers think about projects and philanthropic investments similarly. more

By the Numbers

Raise the Age

One Foot in Front of the Other

The Perfect Time to Panic

IMPACT May/June 2018

Is One Subsidy Really Any Better?

Subsidies do have a destabilizing market influence

Subsidies do have a destabilizing market influence more

Business Subsidy Programs Grow State’s Bureaucracy, Not Its Economy

They’re mostly just in-state cronyism, not big employer “deal closing” incentives

They’re mostly just in-state cronyism, not big employer “deal closing” incentives more

Planning for Life Workshop – Bay Harbor Yacht Club

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

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Whitmer Education Plan Trips Over Charter Schools

Solutions in search of imagined problems raise questions

Solutions in search of imagined problems raise questions more

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 more

Planning for Life Workshop – Midland, MI

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

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Auto Insurance Reform for Seniors, Repeal Prevailing Wage, Medicaid Work

June 8, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

June 8, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Lawmaker Blasts Utilities, Nearly Hits Donor Privacy Rights

Gary Glenn’s rhetoric veers off-course

Gary Glenn’s rhetoric veers off-course more

State Considers Licensing Naturopathic Physicians

But more regulatory hurdles are unlikely to improve safety

But more regulatory hurdles are unlikely to improve safety more

Study Links Catholic Education and Self-Discipline

Families may have new tool to support private school choices

Families may have new tool to support private school choices more

Reverse Course on Restricting Medicaid Workers With Criminal Backgrounds

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services pushing new rules

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services pushing new rules more