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Suing Michigan State University For Documents Related To Controversial Firing

The Mackinac Center paid over $500 and waited over five months for a public records request sent to Michigan State University. The university estimated that the request would take approximately 17 hours to complete, but has yet to provide the public documents.

A Call to Cut the Income Tax

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Let taxpayers keep more of what they earn

Reopen Classrooms or Send Money to Families

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

State needs to rethink education funding priorities

Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s preference for using debt rather than current tax revenue for road repairs means that the state is spending less on fixing roads than it otherwise would.

Pandemic Shows Students with Disabilities Need More Options

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a need to offer more options and flexibility for students with special needs.

Whitmer Plan to Revoke Line 5 Easement Threatens Reliable, Affordable Energy for Michigan

The governor’s attempt to close rather than upgrade the Line 5 pipeline is part of a broader environmental policy that could subject Michigan residents to higher costs, restricted access to essential energy, and a diminished quality of life.

Time to End Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity prevents citizens from holding many other government officials accountable

Qualified immunity prevents citizens from holding many other government officials accountable

Mackinac Center Sues U-M For COVID Documents

University delayed months, then heavily redacted information related to the science and data behind executive decisions

University delayed months, then heavily redacted information related to the science and data behind executive decisions

Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan for Data on State's Shutdown Orders

In May, the Mackinac Center filed a public records request with the University of Michigan in order to get documents and data which allegedly supported Gov. Whitmer's spring shutdowns. The information was denied for months and, when ultimately provided, was heavily redacted or withheld.

How Michigan Should Be More Transparent About Jobs Deals

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

The public should know who is going to get state assistance before the deal is approved

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.

A Mandate for Legislative Action

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

Inaction condones more administrative decrees

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.