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The Price of Auto Insurance

A Barrier to Economic Mobility

How does Michigan insurance compare to that of other states? Why is insurance most expensive in Detroit? What fiscal impact does this have on the average household and also on the low-income household? Answers to these questions and more were recently addressed in a report published by Poverty Solutions, a research initiative at the University of Michigan, and these findings will be presented at this event.

Planning for Life Workshop – Birmingham, MI

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2019 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

The Wayfair Decision: How Michigan Policymakers Should Respond

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair last June overturned decades of precedent governing which businesses states could subject to collection and remittance requirements for sales taxes. This report offers guidance on how Michigan should modify its tax laws to implement these new taxation standards. It raises important questions that lawmakers should consider before subjecting new businesses and entrepreneurs to new tax collection requirements.

Report for Schools Changes, but the Goal of Recognizing Excellence Remains

Michigan improved its school-grading system last year by giving parents more detailed information, but it could still be better.

If You Seek a Pleasant Road Funding Plan, Look About You

Michigan has almost doubled its spending on roads since 2010, but it will take a while for the changes to show up.

New Auto Insurance Law Will Benefit Michigan Drivers

State lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered on a long-needed fix to fix Michigan’s auto insurance laws, which made auto insurance here more expensive than anywhere else in the country.

Workforce Development in Michigan

This report provides a survey of existing workforce development efforts in Michigan, both public and private. It includes a review of career and technical education provided by K-12 school districts, occupational training programs provided through community colleges, as well as job training offered by for-profit entities, unions, industry associations and private, nonprofit organizations. After reviewing these current programs, the report offers general skepticism about the ability of the state to provide the type of workforce development that many politicians claim is needed.

Should Educator Evaluations Trust Data More?

Study raises questions about bias in judging teacher performance

Study raises questions about bias in judging teacher performance

The Policy Circle: Start the Conversation

Free Enterprise

Please Join Sylvie Légère, President and Co-Founder of The Policy Circle, and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for a Policy Circle Conversation to discuss Free Enterprise.

Right-to-Work

Local Control or Too Much Control? Balancing the Rights of Citizens and State and Local Governments

What’s the right balance between local, state and federal control? What about the rights of citizens — should these vary widely based on where one chooses to live? This panel will feature a lawmaker, policy expert and local government advocate to talk about what is happening in Michigan and across the nation on these issues.

Let Them Work: Michigan Should Reciprocate All Occupational Licenses

Michigan should make it easy for people who have obtained occupational licenses in other states to work legally here.