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Mackinac Center Sues MDHHS For Data on COVID-19 Deaths

In January, Charlie LeDuff sent a FOIA request to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for information on deaths related to COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services denied this request.

Mackinac Center Sues the City of Warren over Salary FOIA

The Mackinac Center submitted a FOIA request to the city of Warren that asked for the salaries and names of every city employee. The city responded to the request with the estimated costs, but said it would omit employees' names. It failed to cite a reason for the exemption, a requirement of Michigan's FOIA law.

Ten Rules for Responding to Pandemic Emergencies

New report takes lessons learned to show how policymakers can both protect individual rights and effectively respond

New report takes lessons learned to show how policymakers can both protect individual rights and effectively respond

Texas Energy Crisis is a Warning

Lawmakers should prevent Michigan from suffering same fate

Lawmakers should prevent Michigan from suffering same fate

DTE Energy

Virtual Classes Cancelled At Ann Arbor Schools During Cold Snap

Coal

Michigan Government First Stops Businesses, Then Subsidizes Some

Endnotes

Nuclear

Steam Turbine

Why College Costs So Much and What States Can Do About It

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

Do you need a college degree to be successful? Why does college cost so much? How do we ensure higher education is flexible and affordable? Come hear a nuanced discussion about college costs and what states and the federal government should do about it. Join us at 11 am EST. Opening remarks will be made by Joseph Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center. Featured panelists will be Jason Delisle, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Jeremy Horpedahl, assistant professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas, and Jarrett Skorup, director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center.

Conclusion

Hydroelectric

Hydroelectric

Balancing Michigan’s Fishing Interests – Part 2

Changing economics and species composition behind the push for legislative changes

Changing economics and species composition behind the push for legislative changes

Wind

Community College President Paid Over $525,000 Last Year

Wind

Solar

Pandemic Policies and the Michigan Economy: Scholarly Research and Writing

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

State mandates put in place to temporarily limit the spread of COVID-19 created widespread, ongoing economic ramifications. Economists and others are working to estimate the full costs of these actions, but the task is difficult considering how unprecedented and broad these state mandates have been. This virtual event will discuss sound economic theory and practical suggestions for initiating research, locating data and producing good, original scholarship. Join us at 6:00 pm EST. Sponsored by the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation, and presented in conjunction with Northwood University, our presenters will be Michael LaFaive, senior director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center, and Northwood University department chair Dale Matcheck. This event will be moderated by John Gustincic, director of the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise.

Consumers Energy

Petroleum

No ‘Defund The Police’ In Whitmer's State Budget Proposal

Tax Breaks, Vaccine Objectors and More

MichiganVotes Roll Call Report describes newly introduced bills

MichiganVotes Roll Call Report describes newly introduced bills

Beat COVID-19 by Making Temporary Pandemic Responses Permanent

Patients would benefit if the state brought back temporary measures Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made to suspend some unnecessary and costly regulations in health care.

Time to Fund Cyber School Students Fairly — Again

Whitmer’s repeated attempt egregious in light of COVID demands

Whitmer’s repeated attempt egregious in light of COVID demands