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The Pure Michigan COVID-19 Virus: Why Invite it for a Visit?

While Michigan government has discouraged residents from traveling, it spends money to encourage people to travel here from out-of-state.

What Local Government Should Do with Their Stimulus Checks

Local officials must decide what to do with a windfall of money from Washington.

Michigan Bureaucrats Want Permanent COVID Regulations

Some new rules from the governor could turn businesses into mask police.

“So We Sued Over This”

The ACLU’s Kim Buddin on How Litigation Changes Policy

The ACLU’s Kim Buddin on How Litigation Changes Policy

Metrics for Michigan: Slow Rolling to Normal

Governor’s plan may mean restrictions last far longer than those in other states

Governor’s plan may mean restrictions last far longer than those in other states

Is ‘Vacc to Normal’ Back to Normal?

Gov. Whitmer has not indicated whether she’ll give up unilateral control

Gov. Whitmer has not indicated whether she’ll give up unilateral control

There’s a Reason Recycling Has to be Mandated

If there were markets for these products, they’d sell themselves

If there were markets for these products, they’d sell themselves

Stop Testing Teenagers

State’s own data shows miniscule spread among teen athletes

State’s own data shows miniscule spread among teen athletes

Are Lockdowns Effective?: How to Measure the Impact of COVID-19 Policies

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

Assessing whether unprecedented lockdown policies were worth the costs is complicated, but two economists from Michigan universities will explain how to approach the problem and present their own research findings on the effectiveness of lockdowns.

An Unconstitutional Local Tax Grab

How are local governments trying to tax people who neither live nor work in their limits?

How are local governments trying to tax people who neither live nor work in their limits?

Earth Day 2021

Our future is bright

Our future is bright

Indiana Further Protects Worker Freedom

Workers for Opportunity praises effort to secure school employees’ First Amendment rights

Workers for Opportunity praises effort to secure school employees’ First Amendment rights

Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Michigan

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

The unreliability of renewable energy like wind and solar contributed to the problem that led to the Texas blackouts this past winter. What lessons could Michigan learn to prevent a similar problem here?

Line 5 Mediation Process Begins

Governor’s unreasonable stance on pipeline a risk to effective mediation

Governor’s unreasonable stance on pipeline a risk to effective mediation

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Conclusion

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Extra COVID Revenue for Schools Averages $4,600 Per Student

But large disparities among districts; some get less than $1,000, others more than $10,000

But large disparities between districts; some get less than $1,000, others more than $10,000

M-STEP and Benchmark Tests Both Have Value

Keep parents & public informed, preserve future accountability

Keep parents & public informed, preserve future accountability

The Captured Economy: How Government Rules Slow Economic Mobility

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

Socialists on the left and populists on the right increasingly blame the free market for a host of issues: poverty, middle-class stagnation, income inequality and more. Further regulating the market is often the proposed solution, but sometimes its government rules themselves that stifle innovation and block people from moving up the economic ladder.