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  1. 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.

  2. House Committee Votes to End Michigan Film Incentives

    $500 million spent for no permanent jobs

  3. Everything You Need to Know, Except the Cost
  4. Obamacare's Michigan Tale: Small Drop in Uninsured While Families Pay More
  5. Wright on the Beckman Show
    MEA president earning taxpayer-funded pension.
  6. More Jobs, Higher Pay Since Right-to-Work Passed in Michigan
  7. 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.

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

    Price tag of $500 million for no industry growth

  16. LaFaive's Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Testimony

    Fiscal policy expert shows analysis of cigarette taxes and smuggling

  17. School District Carries MEA President on its Books, Boosting His Pension
  18. MEA President Inflating Public Pension with $200K Salary While Working for Private Union
  19. How Occupational Licensing Redistributes Income
    No benefits to consumers to be found.
  20. IMPACT January/February 2015
  21. No Ineffective Teacher Left Behind
  22. CBS 'Battle Creek' Show Misses City's Real Police Drama
  23. The Facts on Electricity Choice

    Consumers pay a high price for utility monopolies.

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

    The state should give workers and unions more choices.

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

    Michigan should end the MEDC

  32. 96 Percent of Michigan Schools Getting Richer
  33. MEDC Feeling the Heat for Corporate Welfare Deals Coming Home to Roost
  34. House Republicans Announce Criminal Justice Reforms
    The state should repeal antiquated and unnecessary criminal laws.
  35. LaFaive in National Media

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

  36. Media Covers McHugh's Committee Testimony

    Few jobs, little transparency for Michigan corporate welfare machine

  37. What if this had Happened at a Charter School?
  38. 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."

  39. 2014 Was a Great Year for Adding Jobs in Michigan
  40. Public Letter on Direct Automobile Sales

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

  41. 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

  42. Governor Praises Detroit School Ranked Among the Worst in the State
  43. International Japanese School Gets a Second Chance
  44. Labor Board Says Teacher Union Committed an Unfair Labor Practice and Acted “arbitrarily, indifferent and reckless”
  45. Right-to-Work Debate: Former Labor Boss and Think Tank Labor Expert Square Off
  46. Charter School Growth in Michigan is Not the 'Wild, Wild West'
  47. Lower Gas Costs Benefit School Funding in May 5 Ballot Proposal
  48. February 13, 2015, MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call
    Presidential primary, absent voting, subsidies ate the budget.
  49. Reitz on Overcriminalization

    MCPP, ACLU and Manhattan Institute panel discussion.

  50. Double Tax on Some Fuels is Problematic for $2 Billion May 5 Proposal
  51. Vernuccio in Bloomberg Business
  52. Ballot Proposal Backers Weighing Strategy

    $2 billion tax hike vote on May 5.

  53. State-Protected Alcohol Cartels Don’t Improve Public Safety
  54. Media Muddles Magnitude of May Tax Hike Vote
  55. How to Deal with Michigan’s Vast Criminal Code
  56. Ohio Cigarette Tax Increase Would Bring Unintended Consequences
  57. How Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Law Raises Costs
  58. 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.

  59. Closing School Retirement System the Right Choice

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

  60. How Local Governments Toe the Line Advocating for Tax Hikes
  61. Here's the Upcoming Political Drama in Michigan
  62. Increased North Dakota Tobacco Taxes Could Lead to Rampant Smuggling
  63. Economic Freedom in Michigan and Beyond
  64. May Sales Tax Proposal Explained
  65. The Myth of a Spreading ‘Tax Cut Fever’
  66. Michigan’s May Tax Proposal
  67. Court of Claims Tosses MEA's Right-to-Work Lawsuit
  68. What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not
  69. House GOP Action Plan Points the Way to Real Reform

    Repealing prevailing wage a top priority.

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

    President Obama, scholars call for rollback of rules.

  75. Vernuccio Op-Ed in Washington Times

    How Big Labor can solve its membership crisis.

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

    Office of Regulatory Reinvention seeks input.

  78. Difference Between Bridge and Center Report Cards

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

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

    Overcriminalization a growing concern nationwide.

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

    More proof corporate welfare doesn't work.

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

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

  89. The End of Hollywood Corporate Welfare?

    Legislators look to fix budget overspending.

  90. 'Free' Community College

    Not a very sound idea.

  91. Ethanol Study Touted as Independent Was Paid for by Corn Growers
  92. In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150
  93. Granholm Too Cool For Her Own Cool Initiative?
  94. Jennifer Granholm = Job Creator ... Really?
  95. Federal Government Stymies Energy Production on its Land
  96. 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.
  97. Michigan Celebrates School Choice
  98. Michigan Celebrates National School Choice Week
  99. $10,000 Plus More a Year, But Take Home Pay is the Same?
  100. Michigan Turns 178

    A look back at the early days.

  101. Fixing Michigan's Budget-Killing School Employees' Pension Up in the Air
  102. 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.

  103. Spalding Discusses School Choice

    Joined on WKAR by Democratic lawmaker.

  104. Two Cheers for Legislators on Licensing

    Good progress in 2013, more to be done.

  105. Labor Policy Expert Cited on Union Decline

    Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press.

  106. State Revenue Increasing by $640 Million
  107. The Costs and Benefits of Wind Energy: Competing Groups Hold Forums
  108. 88 New Bills in Four Days — a Sampler
    Ban local Uber bans, restrict religious freedom restrictions.
  109. Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings

    Claims about efficiency, health hazards should be explored.

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

    Yet another unintended consequence of high excise taxes.

  112. Why Not Double the Prevailing Wage?

    Arbitrary rate does harm taxpayers, school districts.

  113. Open Letter to the Liquor Control Commission

    Abandon rules allowing industry price collusion.

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

    Unintended consequence of high cigarette taxes.

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

    Now state needs to step up.

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

    Debunking an urban myth.

  128. Center Research Cited in Washington Post

    New cigarette smuggling study released.

  129. State Superintendent Advocates Hiring More Teachers in Detroit
  130. Legislature Looks at Repealing Prevailing Wage

    Center experts made suggestion 20 years ago.

  131. 'Blown Away' Program Prolonged

    Corporate welfare program a continued failure.

  132. MEGA Fail: Progress Michigan Bashes Republican Governor for Democratic Governor’s Program
  133. Awarded Millions, Wind Turbine Company Defaults on State Loan
  134. Cigarette Smugglers Still Love New York and Michigan, but Illinois Closing In
  135. Analysis: High Cigarette Taxes Contributing to Increased Smuggling Rates in Michigan, Elsewhere
  136. Renewable Energy Advocate Falsely Claims Industry is not Supported by Taxpayer Dollars
  137. 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.

  138. Michigan's Pension Underfunding Problem
  139. A Fresh Angle: Taking on 'Big Wind' With Competition
  140. MEA Gives Update on Cyberbullying Bill While Still Bullying Ex-Members
  141. ‘Tax Cut Fever’ – Never Burning Hot

    Has tax cut phobia gripped Lansing?

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

    Setting the record straight

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

    Discussed migration, legislative priorities and roads.

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

    Detroit student had been accepted to several top universities.

  153. Statewide Media Attention for Missed Votes Report

    How did your legislator do?

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

    Politicians often focus on less important matters

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

    New United Van Lines National Movers Study released.

  164. How Would You Spend an Extra $130?

    How would you spend an extra $130?

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

    The perfect time for tax cuts.

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