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  1. Not As Good As You Think: Why Middle-Class Parents in Michigan Should be Concerned about Their Local Public Schools

    Many middle-class Michiganders think that most low-performing schools are located in poor inner cities such as Detroit, not in their nice neighborhoods or in their smaller towns. They need to think again.

  2. Detroit Education Overhaul Would Cost Other Schools $50 Per Student
  3. Gov. Snyder's Plan for Detroit Public Schools Meets Legislative Skepticism
  4. Choice in Electricity: A Good Idea Michigan Abandoned
  5. Gov. Snyder’s Much-Needed Move on Licensing
  6. Not As Good As You Think: How Michigan’s Wealthier Schools Escape Scrutiny
  7. Governor's Plan to Fix Education in Detroit May Threaten School Choice
  8. Michigan Auto Insurance Reforms on Hold
  9. Obamacare Exchange: Michigan Dodged a Bullet

    Michigan fortunate not to have established state exchange

  10. Illegal Strike by Detroit Teachers Shuts Down 18 Schools
  11. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Scene From Fantasia Captures the Spirit of Earth Day
  12. IMPACT March/April 2015
  13. Show Me the Money and Then We'll Be Accountable
  14. Second MEA President Used $200,000+ Union Salary to ‘Spike’ Public Pension
  15. Auto Insurance Reforms a Good Start

    State needs to address high costs associated with mandated generous coverage

  16. Bills Put Obsolete Laws on the Chopping Block
  17. Fix Disparities in Public University Funding in Michigan
  18. Reasons to Reason

    Why we need analytical thinking in our policy debates

  19. As Obamacare is Implemented, Part-Time Jobs at All Time High
  20. Texas Moves Toward Dumping Wind Mandate
  21. April 24, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    “Early Warning System” for overspending school districts
  22. Film Incentive Supporters Ignore the Facts

    There's still no good evidence for this program

  23. Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Exceeds Projections by 22 Percent

    The cost of expanding Medicaid more expensive than originally assumed

  24. Mackinac Center Study Gives a How-To When Changing the Constitution
  25. 'Steve Cook' Bill Would Prevent Private Union Employees from Spiking State Pension
  26. The Disparity in Michigan University Funding
    State should use fair funding for universities
  27. With $2 Billion at Stake, $100 Fines Won't Deter Violations of State Law
  28. Poll: Just 1 in 3 Know Wind Energy Depends on Fossil Fuels
  29. Why Michigan Should Compact for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment
  30. Taylor School District Refuses to Inform Teachers They Don't Have to Financially Support the Union
  31. State Workers Use 4x as Many Sick Days as Private Sector
  32. Michigan Supreme Court: Pension Reforms were Constitutional

    Unions lose challenge to 2012 law

  33. Will Poll Hurt Legislation Aiming to Give Energy Utilities Monopoly?
  34. 'Big Oil' and 'Big Wind' Keep Public in the Dark About Wind Dependence on Fossil Fuels
  35. Michigan Property Tax Revenues Up

    Both rates and revenue on the rise

  36. School District Has to Spend $1 Million to Improve 'Failing' Academic Performance
  37. Collection Bins for Clothing and Used Goods Targeted as Nuisances
  38. April 17, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Auto insurance, double-dipping pensions, investor guarantees
  39. Proposal 1: What It Is and How It Affects Taxpayers

    On May 5th Michigan voters will vote on Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment and series of bills that will go into effect if the amendment is approved. A large piece of the proposal is raising the sales tax...

  40. Low or High, Great Lakes Water Levels Always Blamed on Global Warming
  41. If Greedy Employers Discriminate by Paying Women Less, Why Don't They Hire a Lot More of Them?
  42. Union President Tells Women to Join Union to Get Equal Pay
  43. Open Letter to Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio

    National Public Radio wrong about Mackinac Center study

  44. Cigarette Tax Hikes Cause Unintended Consequences
  45. Detroit News Exposes MEDC Secrecy

    Michigan's corporate welfare program needs to be more transparent

  46. Facts About Road Safety in Michigan

    Traveling on Michigan's roads is safer than it's ever been

  47. Who You Gonna Believe? A K-12 Superintendent or the State Constitution?
  48. Manufacturing Jobs Set to Surpass Government Jobs in Michigan for First Time in Years
  49. Charter School Parent 'Grateful' to Have a Choice

    A Detroit mother explains the importance of school choice

  50. Huron County Pushes Stop Button on Wind Development
  51. Meet Toya Putnam, Charter School Parent
  52. Is Big Business a Danger to Economic Liberty?

    Please join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for a Club Mackinac event in Grand Rapids, as we welcome Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of two books: The Big Ripoff, and Obamanomics. 

  53. MCPP Experts Take Down Film Program in MLive

    The state should curtain this ineffective program

  54. Mackinac Center Work on Prop 1 Gets Wide Coverage

    MCPP original research prominently featured in Prop 1 stories

  55. Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose
  56. Union: No Photo Needed to Vote, but Bring ID If You Want to Leave the Union
  57. Natural Gas to Wind Energy: You're Nothing Without Me
  58. April 10, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Hospital “prices,” cigarette taxes, unions, monopolies
  59. Poll Suggests Strong Turnout for May 5 Ballot Proposal
  60. Love it or Hate it, Voters are Aware of Proposal 1
  61. Court of Appeals Orders Wayne County Circuit Court to Hear Claim Related to Union’s End Run of Right-to-Work
  62. State's Cost of Teacher Pension System Quintuples
  63. Mackinac Expert Debates Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Here's why Michigan needs to reform civil asset forfeiture

  64. Amendment’s Effects on Higher Ed are Uncertain
    Proposal 1 may offer more leeway in funding than intended.
  65. Detroit Coalition Plan Would Lead to More Schools Outside of Detroit

    Restricting choice could lead to more students leaving Detroit

  66. Michigan Plummets in Economic Outlook Rankings Among States
  67. Our Children. Our Choice.
  68. Law that Made School Employees Pay More for Health Insurance Saved $1.3 Billion
  69. There Was Never a $470 Per Pupil Education Funding Cut in Michigan
  70. So What Happens if the May 5 $2 Billion Tax Hike Fails?
  71. Charter Schools’ Record of Doing More With Less Validated by Stanford Report
  72. Cigarette Smuggling Still Rampant, Problematic
  73. The Cost of the Proposal 1: The May Tax Vote
  74. What if it Were April Fools' Day Year Round?
  75. April 3, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call

    New bills cover marijuana, mandates, police cameras

  76. New State Tax Payment System Causing Headaches for Businesses
  77. Read This: FEE Interview With Larry Reed

    Former Mackinac Center president shares stories of his world travels

  78. Pro-School Choice Group: Let Detroit Students Attend School Anywhere They Want
  79. The Irony of Michigan's Film Incentive Program
  80. Detroit Charter School Students Gaining Months of Extra Education Per Year
  81. Coalition Wants $153 Million a Year Debt Forgiveness for Detroit Public Schools
  82. And the Answer is … 'Something a College Freshman Might Say'
  83. Coalition's Vision for Detroit: More Bureaucracy; Less Innovation

    Doubling down on what doesn't work won't fix Detroit schools

  84. Spalding Quoted in The Detroit News
    Article highlights school choice in Detroit.
  85. In Memory of Bob Crowner

    Mackinac Center remembers a long-time friend

  86. Here are the Highest Paying School Districts in Michigan
  87. Proposal 1 Would Pay Michigan's Road Debt Hangover

    Paying down the state's road debt is a good idea

  88. Hooray for Gov. Snyder on Occupational Licensure

    Legislature should curtail these needless regulations

  89. Bottom Line Will Tell How Effective House Republicans are at Limiting Government
  90. Here we go Again: Trying to Make Legislators' Records Public
  91. Mackinac Analyst on Frank Beckman Show
    James Hohman talks about Proposal 1 study findings.
  92. March 27, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    A raise for judges; welfare truants; legalized scalping.
  93. WSJ: Pension Reform 'Transition Cost' Claim More Bogus than Ever

    Transitions costs are illusionary

  94. What Happened in Five Days?
  95. Proposal 1 Will Cost Average Michigan Household Up to $525 a Year in Extra Taxes
  96. How Right-to-Work Can Make Unions Stronger

    Unions can still collectively bargain, but must earn support of workers

  97. Poor Cities' School Districts Receive the Most Funding
  98. Budget Cut to the Bone? It's Increased by $5 Billion the Last Three Years
  99. House Considers Repealing Outdated Crimes
    Current crimes include walkathons and reproachful language.
  100. New Study Analyzes Impact of Proposal 1 on Taxpayers
  101. Proposal 1 of 2015: An Analysis
  102. State's Tourism Agency Sees Tourism-Boosting Lodging Service as a 'Threat'
  103. State Superintendent Puts Failing Schools Ahead of Students' Choice
  104. Site Map
    An overview of the website.
  105. Grands Rapids Mayor: Hate the Drillers, Love Their Money
  106. State Film Incentives are the Real 'President Business' Villain
  107. Transit: So Popular it Needs to be Subsidized
  108. Deficit-Ridden District Almost Demolishes Building Rather Than Take $3.5 Million From Charter
  109. March 20, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Abortions, homosexual adoptions, bake sale "push-back"
  110. Automatic Tax Increases are Not Good Policy

    Letter: Continued cigarette tax policy will increase smuggling from other states

  111. Media Covers MEA President’s Public Pension

    Story first discovered by Michigan Capitol Confidential

  112. Detroit Free Press Follows Up Story Broken by CapCon
    Free Press story covers civil asset forfeiture victim.
  113. Dispute Over $1,500 Charge for Phantom Copies from State is Resolved
  114. National Study: Detroit Charters Should Serve as a Model for Other Communities
  115. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Sound Like 'Em
  116. Mackinac Research Featured in Wall Street Journal
    Hohman and Skorup cited on film subsidies
  117. Smuggling Rampant in Minnesota
    The unintended costs of cigarette 'sin' taxes
  118. Mitch Albom's 'Single-Industry' Blunder
  119. A Conversation About Private School Choice
    with Dr. Michael Q. McShane and Bruce Braun

    Featuring Michael Q. McShane, a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI.

  120. The 'M' in MEDC Should No Longer Stand For 'Mystery'
  121. Bill Package Includes Elimination of Energy Choice
  122. Community College Secretaries Secede From the State's Largest Teachers Union
  123. Letter to the Detroit Free Press on Film Subsidies

    Corporate welfare programs rarely produce net new jobs

  124. Mackinac Center Gets FOIA Charges Reduced from $1,550 to $50
  125. Partisan Left’s Corporate Welfare Position Depends on Which Party Holds Office
  126. Oklahoma Shows Pension Reform Can Boost a State's Credit Rating
  127. The GOP Politicians Who Voted Against Ending Film Subsidies
  128. Detroit News Highlights Mackinac FOIA Fee Case
    FOIA laws in need of reform.
  129. March 13, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Crime & punishment, film subsidies.
  130. Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio
    Supreme Court could take up issue of agency fees.
  131. MEA Union President In Line for Six-Figure Government Pension
  132. How Steve Cook's Pension Will Cost Taxpayers
  133. House Vote on Terminating Michigan Film Producer Subsidies
    House rejects $50 million per year program.
  134. Three Reasons Why Michigan Should End Film Incentives

    Results show the investment is not worth it

  135. Excise Tax Hike on Cigarettes Irrational Choice for Washington

    Fewer legal sales doesn't necessarily mean lower smoking rates

  136. State on Required Payments for School Employees' Pension: 'The Check is in the Mail'
  137. Why Unions Care About Paid Sick Time
  138. Will Michigan GOP Continue Michael Moore Film Subsidies?
    Program is a waste of taxpayer money.
  139. LaFaive in Los Angeles Times
    Detroit’s foreclosure problem and what to do about it.
  140. Vernuccio Cited in Forbes
    Why Wisconsin and others become right-to-work.
  141. State Education Department's Puzzling Stance on Students' Family Income
  142. Paid Leave Isn't Free Leave
  143. Unions and a Complicit Media in Pro-Paid Sick Time Campaign
  144. Thank You for Supporting CapCon!
  145. The 'Astroturf' Campaign to Force Employers to Give Paid Sick Time
  146. $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union Salary
  147. A $46,000 Spread in the Cost of Tuition Per Degree at Michigan Universities
  148. Weak Membership Growth Shows Need for New Union
  149. What the New Legislature Should Stand For — And What It Should Not
  150. Thank You for Supporting the Center!
  151. Hey! Is that Brad Pitt in the Frozen Food Aisle?
  152. Sheriff Lieutenant Caught on Video Saying Officers Disciplined for Not Writing Enough Tickets
  153. Right-To-Work For Taylor Teachers Begins Today
    Mackinac Center Legal Foundation case in the news
  154. March 3, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Pension debt, double-dipping, film subsidies
  155. Now is the Time to Demand Transparency from State's Corporate Welfare Agency
  156. Hohman in Wall Street Journal
    Right-to-work states enjoy higher per capita income
  157. Michigan Appeals Court Denies Stay in Taylor Teacher Case
  158. School Reformers Have 'Significant Concerns' About State Superintendent Finalist
  159. House Committee Votes to End Michigan Film Incentives

    $500 million spent for no permanent jobs

  160. Obamacare's Michigan Tale: Small Drop in Uninsured While Families Pay More
  161. Everything You Need to Know, Except the Cost
  162. Wright on the Beckman Show
    MEA president earning taxpayer-funded pension.
  163. More Jobs, Higher Pay Since Right-to-Work Passed in Michigan
  164. VoteSpotter

    Your legislators work for you, and now there is a one-click way to stay informed and keep an eye on what they are doing in Lansing and in Washington.

  165. High Court Should Strike Agency Fees
  166. Mackinac Center Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court to End Union Agency Fees
  167. How Wind Energy Creates More Dependence on Fossil Fuels
  168. Plot to Kill Film Credits Begins to Look Plausible
  169. Vernuccio in Washington Times
    Wisconsin at work on right-to-work
  170. February 27, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    BB guns (‘Ralphie’s Law’), more corporate subsidies
  171. 'If It's Not Illegal, It Should Be'
  172. Hohman on Film Incentives

    Price tag of $500 million for no industry growth

  173. LaFaive's Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Testimony

    Fiscal policy expert shows analysis of cigarette taxes and smuggling

  174. School District Carries MEA President on its Books, Boosting His Pension
  175. MEA President Inflating Public Pension with $200K Salary While Working for Private Union
  176. Hohman Testimony to House Committee
  177. How Occupational Licensing Redistributes Income
    No benefits to consumers to be found.
  178. IMPACT January/February 2015
  179. CBS 'Battle Creek' Show Misses City's Real Police Drama
  180. No Ineffective Teacher Left Behind
  181. Why Worker Freedom is Right for Wisconsin
  182. Vernuccio's Wisconsin Senate Committee Testimony Video
  183. The Facts on Electricity Choice

    Consumers pay a high price for utility monopolies.

  184. State's Corporate Welfare Agency Tone Deaf to Requests for Transparency
  185. The 'Too Many School Districts' Myth
    Enrollment data doesn't support claim.
  186. Right to Work Isn't the Only Option

    The state should give workers and unions more choices.

  187. Michigan May Send Film Credits to the Cutting Room Floor
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  189. State's Corporate Welfare Agency Hasn't Faced Real Media Scrutiny
  190. February 20, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Guns, drones and votes. Subsidies ate the budget.
  191. The Real Problem With ‘Economic Development’ Programs

    Michigan should end the MEDC

  192. MEDC Feeling the Heat for Corporate Welfare Deals Coming Home to Roost
  193. 96 Percent of Michigan Schools Getting Richer
  194. House Republicans Announce Criminal Justice Reforms
    The state should repeal antiquated and unnecessary criminal laws.
  195. LaFaive in National Media

    Mackinac Center expert's analysis on cigarette smuggling cited in national report

  196. Media Covers McHugh's Committee Testimony

    Few jobs, little transparency for Michigan corporate welfare machine

  197. A History of Corporate Welfare Failure: Mackinac Center Testimony in the Michigan House

    "The truth is these are mostly political development programs, not economic development programs."

  198. What if this had Happened at a Charter School?
  199. 2014 Was a Great Year for Adding Jobs in Michigan
  200. Governor Praises Detroit School Ranked Among the Worst in the State
  201. International Japanese School Gets a Second Chance
  202. Public Letter on Direct Automobile Sales

    Center signs on to letter explaining why state should allow car manufacturers to sell directly to consumers.

  203. Impact and How They Voted on May 5 Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure

    Who voted “yes” and who voted “no” for $2 billion tax increase

  204. Labor Board Says Teacher Union Committed an Unfair Labor Practice and Acted “arbitrarily, indifferent and reckless”
  205. Right-to-Work Debate: Former Labor Boss and Think Tank Labor Expert Square Off
  206. Charter School Growth in Michigan is Not the 'Wild, Wild West'
  207. Lower Gas Costs Benefit School Funding in May 5 Ballot Proposal
  208. February 13, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Presidential primary, absent voting, subsidies ate the budget.
  209. Reitz on Overcriminalization

    MCPP, ACLU and Manhattan Institute panel discussion.

  210. Double Tax on Some Fuels is Problematic for $2 Billion May 5 Proposal
  211. Vernuccio in Bloomberg Business
  212. Ballot Proposal Backers Weighing Strategy

    $2 billion tax hike vote on May 5.

  213. State-Protected Alcohol Cartels Don’t Improve Public Safety
  214. How to Deal with Michigan’s Vast Criminal Code
  215. Ohio Cigarette Tax Increase Would Bring Unintended Consequences
  216. Media Muddles Magnitude of May Tax Hike Vote
  217. How Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Raises Costs
  218. Overcriminalization in Michigan

    Michigan’s vast, disorganized criminal law inherently places residents at risk of unintentionally violating a growing array of regulatory crimes that are difficult to discover and understand. The complexity of administrating such a criminal code threatens to divert scarce resources away from the enforcement of serious violent and property crimes. This event will feature ideas about how to protect Michigan residents from overcriminalization and improve the state’s criminal law.

  219. Closing School Retirement System the Right Choice

    MPSERS has been underfunded in 29 out of the past 30 years

  220. How Local Governments Toe the Line Advocating for Tax Hikes
  221. Here's the Upcoming Political Drama in Michigan
  222. Increased North Dakota Tobacco Taxes Could Lead to Rampant Smuggling
  223. Economic Freedom in Michigan and Beyond
  224. May Sales Tax Proposal Explained
  225. The Myth of a Spreading ‘Tax Cut Fever’
  226. Court of Claims Tosses MEA's Right-to-Work Lawsuit
  227. What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not
  228. House GOP Action Plan Points the Way to Real Reform

    Repealing prevailing wage a top priority.

  229. February 6, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Pension double dipping, concealed pistol rules.
  230. IRS to Tom Brady: Nice Trophy. What's That Worth?
  231. MEA Drops Attempt to Stop Vote on Decertification
  232. Teacher Claims Union Ruined Her Credit, Humiliated Her Over Trying to Leave
  233. Bipartisan Effort to Reform Licensing Laws

    President Obama, scholars call for rollback of rules.

  234. Vernuccio Op-Ed in Washington Times

    How Big Labor can solve its membership crisis.

  235. Energy Policy Director: Wind Energy isn't Cheap and Alone Can't Meet Our Needs
  236. Time to Uncork Beer and Wine Reforms?

    Office of Regulatory Reinvention seeks input.

  237. Difference Between Bridge and Center Report Cards

    Both are superior to state's Top-to-Bottom rankings.

  238. CapCon Interview with Founding Editor Ken Braun and Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman
  239. State Liquor Commission Should End Rules that Hike Prices
  240. CapCon Celebrates its Five Year Anniversary
  241. Center Study Featured in WZZM Report

    Overcriminalization a growing concern nationwide.

  242. Litigants Ask Supreme Court to Review County Land Bank Cherry-Picking Prime Property
  243. Politicians Want to Review State Agency that has 1 in 5 Jobs Track Record
  244. Michigan Adds, Loses Thousands of Jobs

    More proof corporate welfare doesn't work.

  245. District Ties Teachers' Salaries to Financial Health
  246. One Lawsuit Settled, But No Truce in Wind Energy Debate
  247. Eight Days, 196 Bills, 12 Constitutional Amendments

    Repeal film subsidies, let nurses do more, stalking registry.

  248. The End of Hollywood Corporate Welfare?

    Legislators look to fix budget overspending.

  249. 'Free' Community College

    Not a very sound idea.

  250. Ethanol Study Touted as Independent Was Paid for by Corn Growers
  251. In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150
  252. Granholm Too Cool For Her Own Cool Initiative?
  253. Jennifer Granholm = Job Creator ... Really?
  254. Federal Government Stymies Energy Production on its Land
  255. A Formula for Happiness with Arthur Brooks
    Join AEI president Arthur Brooks for a discussion on the intersection between work, happiness, and human flourishing. This event is co-sponsored by The Mackinac Center, AEI, and Acton.
  256. Michigan Celebrates School Choice
  257. Michigan Celebrates National School Choice Week
  258. $10,000 Plus More a Year, But Take Home Pay is the Same?
  259. Michigan Turns 178

    A look back at the early days.

  260. Fixing Michigan's Budget-Killing School Employees' Pension Up in the Air
  261. National School Choice Week at the Capitol

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and partner organizations cordially invite you to join us in celebrating National School Choice Week with an event from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2015, at the Capitol.

  262. Spalding Discusses School Choice

    Joined on WKAR by Democratic lawmaker.

  263. Two Cheers for Legislators on Licensing

    Good progress in 2013, more to be done.

  264. Labor Policy Expert Cited on Union Decline

    Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press.

  265. State Revenue Increasing by $640 Million
  266. The Costs and Benefits of Wind Energy: Competing Groups Hold Forums
  267. 88 New Bills in Four Days — a Sampler
    Ban local Uber bans, restrict religious freedom restrictions.
  268. Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings

    Claims about efficiency, health hazards should be explored.

  269. Governor Signs Bill Freeing Up Market Approach to Health Care
  270. State Out Nearly $300M from Cigarette Smuggling

    Yet another unintended consequence of high excise taxes.

  271. Why Not Double the Prevailing Wage?

    Arbitrary rate does harm taxpayers, school districts.

  272. Open Letter to the Liquor Control Commission

    Abandon rules allowing industry price collusion.

  273. Mackinac Center Sues Michigan Liquor Control Commission Over FOIA Fees
  274. State Agency Wants $1,500 for a No-Cost Electronic File
  275. Despite Media Reports, Michigan's Revenues are Increasing
  276. Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived
  277. Another Tobacco Store Burglary Today

    Unintended consequence of high cigarette taxes.

  278. MEDC's New Program: Government Funding Government
  279. How Michigan Blew a Hole in its Budget
  280. Point One Finger, Three are Pointing Back at You
  281. Gov. Snyder’s 2015 State of the State Address Included Six Proposed Government Expansions, One Limitation
  282. Feds Take Step Forward on Asset Forfeiture

    Now state needs to step up.

  283. Michigan Sales Tax Hike Proposal May Provide Schools With Less
  284. Did the State Superintendent Advocate Detroit Schools Hire More Teachers?
  285. And They’re Off – Jan. 16 Legislature Report
    Hike taxes, extend term limits, repeal "prevailing wage"
  286. 'Big Oil' and Climate Change

    Debunking an urban myth.

  287. Center Research Cited in Washington Post

    New cigarette smuggling study released.

  288. State Superintendent Advocates Hiring More Teachers in Detroit
  289. Legislature Looks at Repealing Prevailing Wage

    Center experts made suggestion 20 years ago.

  290. 'Blown Away' Program Prolonged

    Corporate welfare program a continued failure.

  291. MEGA Fail: Progress Michigan Bashes Republican Governor for Democratic Governor’s Program
  292. Awarded Millions, Wind Turbine Company Defaults on State Loan
  293. Cigarette Smugglers Still Love New York and Michigan, but Illinois Closing In
  294. Analysis: High Cigarette Taxes Contributing to Increased Smuggling Rates in Michigan, Elsewhere
  295. Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

    Please join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in welcoming Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of Political Science at The City College of New York-CUNY and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership.

  296. Renewable Energy Advocate Falsely Claims Industry is not Supported by Taxpayer Dollars
  297. MEA Gives Update on Cyberbullying Bill While Still Bullying Ex-Members
  298. Michigan's Pension Underfunding Problem
  299. A Fresh Angle: Taking on 'Big Wind' With Competition
  300. ‘Tax Cut Fever’ – Never Burning Hot

    Has tax cut phobia gripped Lansing?

  301. A Presidential Flip Flop
  302. Five Years Later, Granholm's Green Economic Vision has Failed to Materialize
  303. The Mackinac Center, Policy, and Politics

    Setting the record straight

  304. Despite 'Tax Cut Fever,' State Revenue Grows by Billions
  305. LaFaive on WKZO in Kalamazoo

    Discussed migration, legislative priorities and roads.

  306. Union Tries to Block Election that Would Decertify it
  307. 'Green Energy' Companies Awarded $231 Million Created Just 44 Full-Time Jobs
  308. Doctors Accepting More Medicaid Patients – for Now
  309. A Better School Just a Mile Away, but Parents Don't Get a Choice
  310. Detroit Homicide Rate isn't the Lowest Since 1967, Despite TV Station's Claim
  311. Charter School Student Enjoying Success at Stanford

    Detroit student had been accepted to several top universities.

  312. Statewide Media Attention for Missed Votes Report

    How did your legislator do?

  313. Plan for Green Energy Biogas Facility in Reed City 'Just Dies'
  314. Huron County Looks at Wind Turbine Moratorium
  315. He's the Best Man for the Job, and So is His Brother
  316. Dear Taxpayer: Does This 'Bug' You?

    Politicians often focus on less important matters

  317. What is a 'Green Job'? Advocates Won't Say
  318. Bowl-ing for Dollars
  319. Happy New Year! It’s Time for Tax Cuts
  320. Center Report Card Puts School Performance in Context
  321. As Conventional Public Schools Fail Transparency Law, Charters are Targeted
  322. In or Out? How is Michigan Doing Among Other States?

    New United Van Lines National Movers Study released.

  323. How Would You Spend an Extra $130?

    How would you spend an extra $130?

  324. Politicians Don’t Guide the Economy, You Do
    Economic growth starts with the individual, not the state.
  325. Union Threatens School District for Removing Illegal Language From Contracts
  326. No, Michigan is Not Projected to Run a Deficit
  327. Happy New Year!

    The perfect time for tax cuts.

  328. The Best of the Best: CapCon's Top 10 Stories of 2014
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