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Michigan made better choices on forest management

Good Neighbor Authority has proven to be a good choice

Good Neighbor Authority has proven to be a good choice more

Striking a Balance on Environmental Regulations

'No more stringent' will benefit Michigan

“No more stringent” will benefit Michigan more

Bullying is a Huge Problem – School Choice is Helping Solve It

Bold action is needed to give families more options

Bold action is needed to give families more options more

Michigan Should Adopt a Pilot Program to Fund Roads With Road Usage Charges

The state should look at a different source of funding for road maintenance

The state should look at a different source of funding for road maintenance more

More Insights from Mackinac Center’s Corporate Welfare Scorecard

New leadership brings hope for cutting corporate handouts

New leadership brings hope for cutting corporate handouts more

Lawmakers Have the Authority to Repeal Paid Leave Act

The margarine wars show that the Legislature has the power

The margarine wars show that the Legislature has the power more

The Costly Part of Government-Owned Broadband

Government-led broadband projects leave taxpayers on the hook

Government-led broadband projects leave taxpayers on the hook more

Serve the Public by Protecting the Integrity of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

How a forensic science commission would help protect citizens

How a forensic science commission would help protect citizens more

A Look at What Happens After Minimum Wage Hikes in Michigan

Job growth drives low-income wage increases more than legal minimums

Job growth drives low-income wage increases more than legal minimums more

Amazon and Foxconn Ignite Opposition To Business Subsidies

Expensive jobs announcements don’t foster economic growth

Expensive jobs announcements don’t foster economic growth more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Political Fiction that Won’t Go Away

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut more

Getting More College Grads Won’t Improve State Prosperity

Many factors play into an area's income growth

Many factors play into an area's income growth more

Regulatory Swamp-Draining Gets Boost In Washington

Trump’s Regulatory Affairs Director appears serious, and she has a record

Trump’s Regulatory Affairs Director appears serious, and she has a record more

Cherry-Picking Michigan Charter Data Leads to Wrong Conclusions

Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

Based on the best evidence, charter schools are a net benefit

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Teacher 'Effectiveness' Ratings Gutted

Legislators turn their backs on students

Legislators turn their backs on students.

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A Lesson in Endpoint Bias

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation?

Is the state budget growing faster than inflation? more