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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.

Michigan at Significant Risk of a 2021 Tax Hike

DC firm lays out factors that drive tax hikes around the country

DC Firm Lays Out Factors That Drive Tax Hikes Around the Country

A Mandate for Legislative Action

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

About Legal Action Against Gov. Whitmer

A statement from the Mackinac Center

A statement from the Mackinac Center on current litigation considerations against Gov. Whitmer

State Should Drink Up Monopoly Profits from Beer and Wine Wholesalers

State government could increase its revenue by removing the favors it grants by law to a few special interests.

Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

State spending up, but not for roads

Despite running on fixing the roads, state spending on roads is down under Gov. Whitmer

The Collapse in Power of Michigan’s Largest Public Sector Union

Given the chance to opt out of the Michigan Education Association by both a right-to-work law and the U.S. Supreme Court, public school employees have left the union in large numbers.

Michigan Lawmakers Make Progress on Pension Debts

But taxpayers still owe more than $50 billion to state-run pension systems

Progress being made, but taxpayers still owe more than $50 billion to state-run pension systems

Report: Give Local Governments More Money, But Don’t Ask Taxpayers

That’s the gist of a new study on local government finance in Michigan

New study misleads on fiscal issues facing local governments in Michigan; simply calls for higher taxes

How Many Michigan Families Are Fleeing Public Schools?

Kindergarten enrollment at Michigan school districts is down this year, suggesting that dissatisfaction with remote learning has lead parents to seek other options.

Michigan School Privatization Survey 2020

This is the 18th edition of the Mackinac Center's annual school privatization survey. We ask every school district in the state if they outsource one of the three main noninstructional services — custodial, transportation and food services. The results from this year's survey show that 69.9% of school districts contract out for at least one of these services.