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School Districts Exaggerate the Harms of Losing Students to Choice

Freedom, flexibility needed more than extra funds

Freedom, flexibility needed more than extra funds more

Red or Blue, Criminal Justice Still Gets a Green Light

Election outcomes matter less when the issue enjoys substantial bipartisan support

Election outcomes matter less when the issue enjoys substantial bipartisan support more

The Good News And Bad News For UAW Members

Their money is being mismanaged but you don’t have to contribute

Their money is being mismanaged but you don’t have to contribute more

Just A Reminder Of The Growing State Budget

Tax cuts cost much less than recent budget increases

Tax cuts cost much less than recent budget increases more

Last Call: Reviewing Pre-election Votes Of The 2017-2018 Legislature

November 2 MichiganVotes weekly roll call

November 2 MichiganVotes weekly roll call more

Comparing Michigan’s Largest Counties on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Oakland and Wayne counties are worlds apart when it comes to protecting property rights

Oakland and Wayne counties are worlds apart when it comes to protecting property rights more

Accessing Better Detroit Schools Out of Reach for Some

Transportation scholarships could help level playing field

Transportation scholarships could help level playing field more

Bail Reform Effort in Michigan: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Why pretrial policy should matter to everyone

Why pretrial policy should matter to everyone more

Legislature Says Yes To Subsidies, No To Tax Cuts

October 26 MichiganVotes weekly roll call

October 26 MichiganVotes weekly roll call more

Forcing Accountants to Stay in College Doesn’t Make Them Better CPAs

And the rest of us are paying for it

And the rest of us are paying for it more

Brews and Views

Join us for a panel discussion on the role of private efforts to protect and conserve natural areas and resources.

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Celebrating Russell Kirk’s 100th Birthday

Kirk's work has made a lasting impact

Kirk's work has made a lasting impact more

Helping More Michigan Students Learn to Read

Campaign promises are likely not enough

Campaign promises are likely not enough more

Cities and Suburbs Should Grow Together

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs more

Let Markets and Innovation Drive Energy Efficiency

It matters how we get there

It matters how we get there more

Michael Dorr

New Jersey

Money and Justice in West Michigan

Ottawa County prepares programs to improve both funding and offender success

Ottawa County prepares programs to improve both funding and offender success more

The State Budget is Larger Than $10 Billion

State can afford to spend more on roads and cut taxes

State can afford to spend more on roads and cut taxes more

Business Subsidies, Online Voter Registration, Licensure Reform and More

October 5, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

October 5, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Don't Put Faith in Class-Size Reduction

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost

Research shows little academic benefit for immense cost more

Michigan Needs to Rethink How it Does Economic Development

Many companies pursue projects the right way

Many companies pursue projects the right way more

Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support

Most jobs are created without state support more

Planning for Life Workshop – Farmington Hills

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2018 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

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Unreasonable Demands Stifle Real Environmental Progress

Proposed SAFE Vehicle Rule balances environment, technology, and economics

Proposed SAFE Vehicle Rule balances environment, technology, and economics more

Innovative School Districts Seek Greater Flexibility

Legislative proposal would aid Madison, Center Line, others

Legislative proposal would aid Madison, Center Line, others more

Michigan Wages and Benefits Recovers

But private-sector compensation lags

But private-sector compensation lags more

Want Faster Internet? What Rural Communities Should Explore

Government shouldn't be in business of providing internet

Government shouldn't be in business of providing internet more

How Much Will the Repeal of Prevailing Wage Save Taxpayers in Michigan?

It’s complicated, but a reasonable estimate is in the hundreds of millions

It’s complicated, but a reasonable estimate is in the hundreds of millions more

Same Old Story About the Problems in Public Schools

Nearly 70 years later, the arguments remain the same

Nearly 70 years later, the arguments remain the same more

Aircraft Sales Tax, Police Sex With Prostitutes, Choose Life Plates, More

Michigan Votes continues a review of key votes of the 2017-2018 session

Michigan Votes continues a review of key votes of the 2017-2018 session more

How to Control the Pension Debt

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control more

Little Pink House Screening

Join the Mackinac Center for a private screening of the compelling film about small town heroes who challenged one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical corporations and an overreaching government all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Choice Satisfies Most Parents, Appeals to Most Voters

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options

New surveys highlight favorable experiences, need for more options more

Paid Leave, Parole and Minimum Wage

MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

MichiganVotes weekly roll call report more

Prisons Are Not a Jobs Program

Closing Ojibway is tough, but necessary

Closing Ojibway is tough, but necessary more

Free Speech or Government Speech?

New bills would increase government oversight

New bills would increase government oversight more

Socialism Didn’t Make Detroit Great

Once prosperous, the city has not been helped by socialist policies

Once prosperous, the city has not been helped by socialist policies more

Copper Mines, Foreign Language Requirements, Eminent Domain and More

Michigan Votes reviews key votes of the 2017-2018 session

Michigan Votes reviews key votes of the 2017-2018 session more

Guiding Quality Growth in the Charter Sector

Workshop sessions focus on developing successful new schools

Workshop sessions focus on developing successful new schools more

How Taxpayers Get Fleeced in Michigan

More money is not turning into better government services

More money is not turning into better government services more

Coping with the Growing Number of Felons in Michigan

Our courts deliver nearly 50,000 felony convictions per year

Our courts deliver nearly 50,000 felony convictions per year more

Spending Interests Want Spending

Yet spending interests won’t say where the money should come from

Yet spending interests won’t say where the money should come from more

Volunteer Fire Departments Save Money, Delivery Quality Service

Op-ed by Mackinac Center intern highlights potential savings

Op-ed by Mackinac Center intern highlights potential savings more

What Would it Mean to Unleash the MEDC?

Lawmakers should keep the state's administrators on a tight leash

Lawmakers should keep the state's administrators on a tight leash more