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  1. Screening of Poverty, Inc.

    Sponsored by Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.


     
  2. Can I Catch a Ride?: Regulating Uber and Lyft

    Ridesharing is a new service made popular by companies like Lyft and Uber. It relies on smartphones to connect those who need a ride to drivers willing to provide one — a riff on the traditional taxi system. Ridesharing has allowed thousands of Michiganders earn extra income as drivers and save money and time as riders.


     
  3. The Flint Water Crisis and the Challenge of City Infrastructure

    Sponsored by Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.


     
  4. Let Them Work: Solutions for Michigan’s Overbearing Occupational Licensing Laws

    Occupational licensing is now the biggest issue in labor economics, with even more of an effect than unions.  On a national basis 25 percent of all Americans need the government’s permission and specific credentials before they can work.  That is more than twice as many people who are members of unions—11 percent and declining—and 25 times the number who earn the minimum wage.


     
  5. State Officials Lose Official Representation in Flint Water Lawsuit
     
  6. State Will Collect $725 Million More Next Year
     
  7. Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

    And spending continues to increase


     
  8. Speed Trap Empire Strikes Back at Reform Effort
     
  9. Higher Education Subsidies: Is College More ‘Affordable’ for Those Who Don’t Go?

    Gov. Snyder’s budget proposal hikes cost to taxpayers


     
  10. Marquette County Takes on EPA
     
  11. Detroit Classrooms Are Not Overcrowded
     
  12. Andrew Coulson: In Memoriam

    Remembering a great champion of educational freedom


     
  13. Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

    West Virginia Legislature votes for right-to-work


     
  14. New Bills Would Put Teeth Into Ignored Teacher Strike Law
     
  15. Your Tax Return Fundraises For These Nonprofits
     
  16. Karl Marx the Most Assigned Text at Michigan Colleges
     
  17. West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

    State poised to become 26th right-to-work state


     
  18. February 5, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint water bill rebates, dark skies, tax breaks for developers


     
  19. Little Evidence That Unions Make Workers Safer

    right-to-work, injury


     
  20. Poor Decisions, Not Funding System, Fuel Detroit Schools’ Woes

    DPS has benefited from state loan program


     
  21. Tax Cuts Beat Selective Favors in Economic Growth

    Only broad changes will improve the state's economy


     
  22. School District Thwarts Transparency With Unnecessary Costs
     
  23. Right-to-Work States Enjoying Faster Job Growth
     
  24. Michigan Competitiveness Stuck on Mediocre

    Economic outlook has improved, but could be better


     
  25. Nastiest Bumper Sticker Ever

    Addressing common misconceptions about capitalism


     
  26. School District Used Second-Graders to Urge Tax Vote
     
  27. Blizzard Hits East Coast But Climate Change Not Blamed
     
  28. Friends of Freedom

    Featuring Michigan Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter


     
  29. School Transportation News Features Center Study

    Survey of school service privatization 


     
  30. Like Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering for Tax Hikes? Here’s a Bill for You

    Legislation would gut new taxpayer-friendly restrictions


     
  31. Bills Would Repeal Legislators', Governor's Open Records Law Exemptions
     
  32. College Grads Attracted to Opportunity Before Bike Lanes

    To increase college grads, increase opportunities for all


     
  33. Big Turnout, Crossover Voters May Spice Up Michigan's Presidential Primary
     
  34. Stage Set For West Virginia to Become Next Right-to-Work State
     
  35. Taxing Matters: Michigan's Middling Rank

    Michigan tax burden mediocre; improvements can be made


     
  36. Right-to-Work States Have Faster Income Growth
     
  37. Government’s Free Pass to Trespass

    Some homeowners find property assessor guidelines objectionable


     
  38. January 29, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint crisis money, drone bans, animal abuser checks


     
  39. In Memoriam: Bruce Beerbower
     
  40. House May Push Back Against Snyder's Detroit School Plan
     
  41. State: 'Secure Our Future' NOT Code for 'Vote Yes on Tax Hike' (wink, wink)
     
  42. Vernuccio Testifies on Right-to-Work in West Virginia

    Director of Labor Policy described how states benefit from worker freedom


     
  43. Sports Stadium Deals Consistently Strike Out

    Cities fail to negotiate deals that protect taxpayers


     
  44. Director of Research Speaks at Operation Action U.P.

    Van Beek discusses effects of and solutions to over regulation


     
  45. Debate Rages Over How Often Government Pushes For A 'Yes' Vote on Tax Hikes
     
  46. Give Michigan Special-Needs Students Fair Access to the Best Options

    Michigan should consider a full range of choice


     
  47. Mackinac in the News for School Choice Week

    Op-eds highlight benefits of educational options


     
  48. Myth-Busting the Michigan 'Gag Order' Law
    What Senate Bill 571 actually does
     
  49. Senate Acts, House Dallies on Pension Spiking and Union Release Time Bills
     
  50. Detroit Teachers Make More Than Twice Average Household
     
  51. It's Time to Expand Public Records Transparency

    It's time to expand public records transparency


     
  52. Correct Union Right-to-Work Analogy: Like Firing Vegetarians for Not Buying Meat
     
  53. Whistleblowers Allege Police Pension Spiking Scheme
     
  54. Center Featured in West Virginia Media

    West Virginia could become 26th right-to-work state


     
  55. Pension Reform Failure Cost Michigan Taxpayers $6 Billion or More

    It harms current employees and retirees as well


     
  56. Thank You for Supporting CapCon!
     
  57. Bills Impose Accountability on Powerful Historic Districts
     
  58. Thank You for Supporting the Center!
     
  59. Detroit is Not Really Tracking the 'Comp Time' of its Employees
     
  60. Michigan Can Do More On Occupational Licensing
    Free event in Lansing next month
     
  61. January 22, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Flint water money, driving while stoned, more


     
  62. Don't Blame Lack of Money for Deplorable Conditions in Detroit Schools
     
  63. Removing Someone Else's Dog Collar Could Mean Jail Time
     
  64. In West Virginia Right-to-Work Debate, Unions Re-Use Scare Story Script
     
  65. Hit Rewind: Union Trots Out False 'School Cuts' Claim (Again)
     
  66. How the Flint Water Story Was Uncovered
     
  67. Indicted Detroit Principal Claims Robin Hood Status, Collected Six-Figure Paychecks
     
  68. Group Seeks to Press Tesla Sales Issue in Lansing
     
  69. Republican Senators Propose Sales Tax Increase for Roads
     
  70. Pity the Pollsters: Cellphones Complicate Fraught Process
     
  71. West Virginia Could Become 26th Right-to-Work State
     
  72. CON Law Restricts Patient Access to Critical Health Care Services

    State gets no benefit from protectionist rationing scheme


     
  73. January 15, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

    Occupational licensure mandates, African-American needs, more


     
  74. Money, Not Governance, Appears Main Focus of New Detroit School Proposal
     
  75. Read This Or You May Die
     
  76. Michigan Universities Doing Just Fine

    And without more taxpayer money


     
  77. City: Vote 'Yes' On Tax Hike or You May Die
     
  78. The Numbers Behind Upcoming Adequacy Study

    Michigan students slow to improve, despite increased funding


     
  79. Detroit School Bailout Jeopardized by Teacher Sickouts
     
  80. Statewide Ridesharing Regulations

    A simple solution to the Uber lawsuit


     
  81. Michigan’s Next Criminal Intent Challenge

    Many local ordinances would benefit from reform


     
  82. Supreme Court Tone Appears to Favor Ending Agency Fees to Unions
     
  83. Pravda Worked for the Kremlin, Why Not Here?
     
  84. In Michigan, $1.5 Billion Powerball Pot Just $522 Million After Taxes
     
  85. Unions Do Not Benefit All Employees

    Friedrichs is a case study in how unions can benefit some at the expense of others


     
  86. Vernuccio Op-ed Published on FoxNews.com

    Labor policy director discusses Friedrichs case in press


     
  87. State Legislature Looking to Address Detroit School Sickouts
     
  88. Detroit District Teachers Stage Sickout; Charter Teachers Go to Work
     
  89. This Supreme Court Case Could Forever Change Government Unions
     
  90. Detroit Teacher Sickout Strike Causes 80 Percent of Students to Miss School
     
  91. Union Officials Spin Lawsuit Doom and Disinformation, Members Don’t Buy It
     
  92. Ratepayers vs. Monopoly: How Will Next Utilities Commissioner Rule?
     
  93. Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues
     
  94. Michigan Voters Will Now Have to Select Their Politicians Individually
     
  95. Mackinac Center Subject of SEIU Protest

    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue


     
  96. New Taxpayer-Funded Electioneering Restrictions Anger Local Government Tax Hikers
     
  97. Fewer Opportunity Seekers Flee Michigan

    The number of customers heading out of Michigan was largely offset by the number moving into the state.


     
  98. MEA Announces Violation of Right-to-Work Law, Says Members May Leave at Anytime

    Notice published in official magazine


     
  99. Michigan Economy No Longer Dependent on Auto Industry
     
  100. The Real Problem with Government Pensions

    Hint: It's not markets or greedy workers


     
  101. Political Reasons, Not Economic Ones, Keep Corporate Welfare Agency Alive
     
  102. Star Wars Made $1 Billion in 10 Days; Feds Spend That Much During Every Showing
     
  103. Weekly Standard Features Mackinac Center Research

    Examining government alcohol control across the country


     
  104. Vernuccio Quoted on UAW Bullying in The Detroit News

    Coverage of intimidation by UAW local


     
  105. Rebecca Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
     
  106. Schools Seek New Property Tax Powers
     
  107. Michigan’s Walkathon Ban: A Repeal 80 Years in the Making
     
  108. Use a Charter School Board to Reorganize Detroit Public Schools
     
  109. Schools and Locals Electioneer for Tax Hikes, State Nods
     
  110. What You Read Last Year: Our Top Stories of 2015
     
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