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Why There’s a Revolving Prison Door

New research suggests that strict parole rules contribute to inflated prison populations

New research suggests that strict parole rules contribute to inflated prison populations

Change Careers to Teaching? Take the SAT

New bureaucratic rule constricts educator pipeline

New bureaucratic rule constricts educator pipeline

Michigan May Streamline Internet Services

Testimony: House and Senate bills gets government out of the way

Testimony: House and Senate bills gets government out of the way

When Firefighters Aren’t Allowed to Fight Fires

Licensing rules prevent ex-convicts from contributing productively to society

Licensing rules prevent ex-convicts from contributing productively to society

Why We Might Not Want to Require Rescue

Proposal to reverse no-duty-to-rescue law needs a deeper examination

Proposal to reverse no-duty-to-rescue law needs a deeper examination

Tipping the Scales on Solar

Mackinac Center signs open letter on trade restrictions

Mackinac Center signs open letter on trade restrictions

DeVos: Fight for Students, Not Over Them

Secretary of Education makes powerful case for parental choice

Secretary of Education makes powerful case for parental choice

Education Officials Avoid Obvious Solutions

Reforms needed before taking teacher shortage claims seriously

Reforms needed before taking teacher shortage claims seriously

Michigan Closer to More Available Dental Care

Mackinac Center recommendation passes Senate

Mackinac Center recommendation passes Senate

Don’t Push the School Funding Panic Button

Districts can adapt to federal enrollment projections

Districts can adapt to federal enrollment projections

Auto Insurance Reforms Worth Supporting

Bill isn’t perfect, but it’s a significant move in the right direction

Bill isn’t perfect, but it’s a significant move in the right direction

How to Strike a Balance on Short-Term Rentals

Cities should enforce existing regulations, not ban rentals all together

Cities should enforce existing regulations, not ban rentals all together

Happy Anniversary Tax Hikers

Ten years have passed since we took your bait

Ten years have passed since we took your bait

Short-Term Rentals Are Good for Michigan

State should stop municipalities from cracking down on homesharing

State should stop municipalities from cracking down on homesharing

It’s Time to Allow Direct Vehicle Sales

You can’t buy a Tesla or a Fido in Michigan

You can’t buy a Tesla or a Fido in Michigan

How Juvenile Justice Works in Michigan

A brief overview of legal proceedings involving youth

A brief overview of legal proceedings involving youth

Arbitrary Licensing Requirements Should be Scrapped

Unemployment is a leading indicator for recidivism

Unemployment is a leading indicator for recidivism

West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds RTW Law

Mackinac Center scholars support the ruling

Mackinac Center scholars support the ruling

‘Raise the Age’ Proposals Pending in Lansing

New legislation would stop automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults

New legislation would stop automatically treating 17-year-olds as adults

Most Michigan Parents Satisfied with School Choice

Superintendent Whiston backtracks from 'backwards' claim

Superintendent Whiston backtracks from “backwards” claim

Proposed Law Would Allow MDOC to Hire Felons

Bill opens another avenue to former offenders seeking employment

Bill opens another avenue to former offenders seeking employment

Flatten the Tax Code

Select tax breaks aren’t the answer to our tax problems

Select tax breaks aren’t the answer to our tax problems

A “Not Welcome” Sign for Special-Needs Students

Nonresidents denied local special education dollars in 21 ISDs

Nonresidents denied local special education dollars in 21 ISDs

A response to Oxford Economics' Review

Critique of 'An Analysis of State Funded Tourism Promotion' not substantive, helpful

Critique of 'An Analysis of State Funded Tourism Promotion' not substantive, helpful

Give Foxconn Nothing

Lansing politicians should not make tools out of taxpayers

Lansing politicians should not make tools out of taxpayers

Let Local Schools Decide Their Calendars

More districts seeking freedom from Labor Day mandate

More districts seeking freedom from Labor Day mandate

Measuring Success in Alternative Education

Programs serving dropout risks need meaningful metrics, too

Programs serving dropout risks need meaningful metrics too

The Allure of Corporate Welfare

Both parties seem to agree that handing out select subsidies and tax breaks is good politics

Both parties seem to agree that handing out select tax breaks is good politics

A Solution to Local Government Debt

Pension and retiree health care liabilities are in crisis and the time to act is now

Pension and retiree health care liabilities are in crisis and the time to act is now

Why Michigan Pension Reform Matters

Michigan now a national leader on fixing pension problems

Michigan now a national leader on fixing pension problems

How Many People Should be in Prison?

No easy answer, but here’s how to think about the question

No easy answer, but here’s how to think about the question

Corporate Handouts Run Amok

July 14, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

July 14, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report