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Michigan Supreme Court Decision Limits Agency Powers

In practice, this ruling will make it more difficult to achieve policy change through executive fiat because the courts will engage in a meaningful review to determine whether the agency action was permitted by the Legislature’s statute.

State Checkbook Still Missing From Internet

The decision to “show Michigan the money” — or not — is a matter of priorities, not resources.

Eight Ballot Measures We Would Like to See

Michigan lawmakers are unlikely to pass any of these eight ideas into law any time soon, even though a case can be made that each one would help turn around Michigan’s moribund economy. Sometimes the people have to act when legislators won’t.

Survey 2008: School Service Privatization Grows Again

Done right, school support service privatization can save money and improve services — even if the privatization option is used solely to persuade public employee bargaining units to sharpen their pencils.

UVL Data, Migration Study Underscore Michigan Troubles

The Mackinac Center has long recommended a “Big Three” of tide-turning policies: Eliminate the Michigan Business Tax, prohibit employers from mandating union membership as a condition of employment and rein in oppressive regulation.

Do Unions Really Need the Money?

But even with this very generous definition of what constitutes a representation expense, our review of union financial reports reveals that a typical union local in Michigan spends little more than half of its money on representing its members.

Amending the State Constitution for Partisan Advantage?

To the extent that this document is what it appears to be, it leaves little doubt that the Reform Michigan Government Now ballot initiative is a partisan power play.

Great Lakes Directional Drilling Ban Should Be Lifted

Our leaders in Washington and Lansing should encourage the responsible development of our abundant oil and natural gas reserves by eliminating arbitrary road blocks such as the ban on directional drilling.

Changing Direction. Are We There Yet?

Michigan’s political establishment has a proven ability to postpone the hard work of truly reforming and downsizing state government.

Latest Economic Numbers Confirm Failure of Status Quo

The question that apologists for the status quo have failed to answer is why investors and job providers increasingly avoid Michigan.