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Joseph G. Lehman


Joseph G. Lehman is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit research and educational institute in Michigan. The Mackinac Center is one of the largest …

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Joseph P. Overton

The late Joseph Overton was senior vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy at the time of his passing in 2003. Overton played a key role in establishing the Center as …

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Joseph Coletti

Joseph Coletti is Director of Health and Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. His writings have appeared in numerous national and state publications. …

Joseph L. Bast

Joseph L. Bast is president of The Heartland Institute in Chicago.

Joseph Corey

Joseph Corey is a senior majoring in economics and philosophy at Central Michigan University and recently completed a semester studying in Poland. He is founder of The Collegiate Forum …

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Joseph Henchman

Joe Henchman is Vice President of Legal State Projects at the Tax Foundation, where he analyzes state tax trends, constitutional issues, and tax law developments.

Joseph P. Maguire


Joseph Maguire is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Maguire is president of Wolverine Development Corporation in East Lansing. Wolverine …

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Think Tank Leader Dies In Plane Crash

Joseph P. Overton (1960-2003)

Joseph P. Overton, 43, of Midland, …

Joseph P. Overton Library Dedication

… Mackinac Center for Public Policy dedicated its library … on the walls of the Joseph P. Overton Library are words from …

Joseph P. Overton

Joseph P. Overton, 43, of Midland, …


For Immediate Release

… Mackinac Center for Public Policy announce the death … senior vice president, Joseph P. Overton . One of the Center’s …

Advancing Civil Society: A State Budget to Strengthen Michigan Culture

At its core, the budget of the state of Michigan is not about money-it is about people and the way they organize their society. This line-by-line analysis of Michigan's 1995-96 state budget reflects a principled vision for Michigan culture by asking this question about each budget item: Should this program or activity be done by the authority of the state and financed by taxes, or should it be done by its individual citizens acting in voluntary cooperation and private contract with one another? The study recommends over $2 billion in spending reductions (over 7 percent of the state budget) achieved by eliminating unnecessary and counterproductive programs, rolling back unjustified program growth, and contracting out for services that can be handled more efficiently by the private sector. This landmark analysis will help citizens, candidates, and officials of any state craft budgets that promote the strengthening of private institutions and civil society. 97 pages.

Michigan Education Special Services Association: The MEA's Money Machine

This exhaustive report illuminates the inner workings of the Michigan Education Association's health insurance division, known as MESSA. It documents how tens of millions of the public's education tax dollars are wasted each year on uncompetitive teacher health insurance, and how MESSA is part of a systematic plan to subsidize the MEA's basic operation and political activity. 64 pages.

Joe Lehman Explains the Overton Window on Fox News Channel With Glenn Beck

Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman appeared … evening to discuss the Overton Window of Political

Joseph P. Overton: Character for a Free Society

(Lawrence W. Reed is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. This essay … friend and colleague, Joseph P. Overton. Killed in a tragic …

Joe Lehman to Discuss 'Overton Window' on Glenn Beck Show at 5:20 P.M. on Fox News Channel

Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman is scheduled … today to discuss the Overton Window of Political

Mackinac Center Guarantees $350,000 to Save Public School Teachers' Jobs

… Mackinac Center for Public Policy has guaranteed … Senior Vice President Joseph Overton stated that the district …