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Tax Breaks, Vaccine Objectors and More

MichiganVotes Roll Call Report describes newly introduced bills

MichiganVotes Roll Call Report describes newly introduced bills

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

Community College President Paid Over $525,000 Last Year

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

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.

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

Social Gathering Limits Extended In Latest Order Despite 'Significant Strides'

Flex Learning: A Customized Approach for Michigan Students

Mackinac Center Policy Forum – Virtual Event

The need for greater flexibility in the state's K-12 education system has been underscored by recent experiences with pandemic restrictions and remote learning. The Mackinac Center proposes a new Flex Learning model that would bring about needed changes. Join this virtual event at 11:00 am EST as our featured speakers discuss an educational plan that would give students and families across Michigan the ability to craft combinations of virtual and in-person learning opportunities, as well as choose dual-enrollment courses and career apprenticeships. Our presenters will include Ben DeGrow, the Mackinac Center’s director of education policy, Phil Janis, principal of the Morey FlexTech High School in Shepherd, Mich., and two experts from ExcelinEd – a leading national education reform organization – director of educational opportunity Cara Candal and Midwest regional advocacy director Zach Eckert. Joseph Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center, will provide opening remarks.

Don’t Double Down on Misguided School Funding Strategy

The financial relief pushed to schools during the pandemic has created gaps between different schooling options in ways that discount actual student needs.

Mackinac Center Announces Policy Priorities for 2021

Recommended reforms include ending corporate welfare, expanding options for students and removing unnecessary regulations

Recommended reforms include ending corporate welfare, expanding options for students and removing unnecessary regulations

All That is Not Permitted is Prohibited

Under the governor’s approach to the pandemic, all that is not explicitly permitted is prohibited under penalty of law.

A Timeline of Inconsistency

Data don’t justify the governor’s continued restrictions on gatherings

Data don’t justify the governor’s continued restrictions on gatherings

The “American Ideal” of National Popular Vote?

Electoral College guarantees the representation of states in presidential elections

Electoral College guarantees the representation of states in presidential elections

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.

Mackinac Center Once Again Among Top Think Tanks in the Country

Center’s influence ranked in top five percent of more than 2,200 think tanks

Center’s influence ranked in top five percent of more than 2,200 think tanks