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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.

Whitmer Plan to Revoke Line 5 Easement Threatens Reliable, Affordable Energy for Michigan

The governor’s attempt to close rather than upgrade the Line 5 pipeline is part of a broader environmental policy that could subject Michigan residents to higher costs, restricted access to essential energy, and a diminished quality of life.

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

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.

Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan for Data on State's Shutdown Orders

In May, the Mackinac Center filed a public records request with the University of Michigan in order to get documents and data which allegedly supported Gov. Whitmer's spring shutdowns. The information was denied for months and, when ultimately provided, was heavily redacted or withheld.

How Michigan Should Be More Transparent About Jobs Deals

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

A Mandate for Legislative Action

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

Mackinac Center Settles Case Against Michigan Licensing Board For COVID Documents

In June 2020, the Mackinac Center filed a public records request with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs concerning businesses that allegedly violated the governor's executive orders related to COVID-19.