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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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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 60 years later, the arguments remain the same

Nearly 60 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

Enforcing Janus Rights for Public Workers

U.S. Supreme Court decision no longer makes union fees a condition of employment

U.S Supreme Court decision no longer makes union fees a condition of employment more

Later High School Start Times Should Stay Local Decision

Change by Berkley district cites academic benefit

Change by Berkley district cites academic benefit more

No One Will Win The Tariff Game

Michigan one of the top states with jobs affected by Chinese retaliation

Michigan to lose 91,000 jobs from Chinese retaliation alone more

A Plea for Skepticism about the MEDC: An Open Letter

Lawmakers should take a closer look at economic development programs

Lawmakers should take a closer look at economic development programs more

Michigan’s Trial Courts Have a Major Funding Problem

The statutory scheme that keeps them running is set to expire in 2020 – and there’s no back up plan in place yet

The statutory scheme that keeps them running is set to expire in 2020 – and there’s no back up plan in place yet more

Election Night: More Corporate Handouts or More Personal Income Tax Cuts?

As expected, both candidates have different plans for economic growth

As expected, both candidates have different plans for economic growth more

Mail-in Elections, More Corporate Subsidies, Training Tax Assessors And More

Interesting or noteworthy bill introductions

Interesting or noteworthy bill introductions more

A Flip Of A Switch

Not all energy is there when you need it

Not all energy is there when you need it more

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

New rules attack cyber school option for families

New rules attack cyber school option for families more

Why Taxpayers Are Shelling Out More Money for Worse Service

In some places, cities pay two or three times the base salary for one person

In some places, cities pay two or three times the base salary for one person more

Three Important Criminal Justice Reform Opportunities for 2018

With fewer than 20 days left in the legislative session, that’s plenty of time to pass good reform

With fewer than 20 days left in the legislative session, that’s plenty of time to pass good reform more

Declawing Cats, Debarking Dogs, Strategic Plans and More

Interesting or noteworthy bill introductions

Interesting or noteworthy bill introductions more

Can Technology Help Predict Crime and Flight Risk?

More courts use actuarial tools to assess risks offenders pose to society

More courts use actuarial tools to assess risks offenders pose to society more

Michigan Catching Up On State Employee Pension Debt

Progress is being made, but another $7.5 billion is still needed

Progress is being made, but another $7.5 billion is still needed more

Climate Lawsuits Expose Contradictory Government Policies

City reverses original claim on climate-related damages

Climate Lawsuits Expose Contradictory Government Policies more

New Bills on Guns, Garbage, Farm Weddings and More

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills more

New Evidence Suggests Harsher Sentences Don’t Always Deter More Crime

MCPP Scholar releases new research supporting “smart on crime” approach

MCPP Scholar releases new research supporting “smart on crime” approach more

A Lesson in Endpoint Bias

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation?

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation? more

ISD-Run Special Education at Bottom of the Pack

Michigan only state cited for failing special-needs students

Michigan only state cited for failing special-needs students more

Public Safety Workers in Michigan Now Enjoy Right-to-Work

Janus v. AFSCME decision gives right-to-work to police and firefighters in Michigan

Janus v. AFSCME decision gives right-to-work to police and firefighters in Michigan more

Making Waves with the Mackinac Center

Join us for a sunset cruise and a free market discussion on energy and property rights.

Featuring: Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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Where Michigan Stands on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Detroit News chronicles the past, present and future of this misguided policy

The Detroit News chronicles the past, present and future of this misguided policy more

Mackinac Center’s Forfeiture Expertise Cited

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights

New federal lawsuit claims forfeiture violated due process rights more

Firearm Seizures, Sexual Assault, Lock Away Painkillers and More

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills

Michigan Votes looks at some recently introduced bills more

State Corporate Handout Program Milks Taxpayer for Cass City Operation

Subsidies continue to prove to be utterly pointless

Subsidies continue to prove to be utterly pointless more