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Low-Income Families Still Need Transportation Scholarships

Parents who need financial help in getting their children to a school of their choice should receive state- funded transportation scholarships

Michigan Lawmakers Should Continue to Minimize Corporate Handouts

In 2020, Michigan lawmakers resisted the temptation to spend taxpayer money on corporate handouts. They should hold firm in 2021

Conclusion

Endnotes

Flex Learning

Funding New Pathways for Student Success

This report explains how Michigan could pursue a flexible funding program that would give learners greater agency, especially for middle-school and secondary students and their families. Charting a path to complete a diploma, every student would be allowed to use a portion of their per-pupil allotment to “purchase” courses from schools for both online and face-to-face instruction. This funding could also be used for dual-enrollment classes, apprenticeships, career and technical training and other learning opportunities from a broad menu of providers.

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Our Issues

A Call to Cut the Income Tax

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Accomplishments

31 Bars And Restaurants Lose Liquor License For Epidemic Lockdown Offenses In 2020

Suing Michigan State University For Documents Related To Controversial Firing

The Mackinac Center paid over $500 and waited over five months for a public records request sent to Michigan State University. The university estimated that the request would take approximately 17 hours to complete, but has yet to provide the public documents.

Reopen Classrooms or Send Money to Families

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

Mackinac Center Sues U-M For COVID Documents

University delayed months, then heavily redacted information related to the science and data behind executive decisions

University delayed months, then heavily redacted information related to the science and data behind executive decisions

Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s preference for using debt rather than current tax revenue for road repairs means that the state is spending less on fixing roads than it otherwise would.

Pandemic Shows Students with Disabilities Need More Options

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a need to offer more options and flexibility for students with special needs.

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