Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative

The Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative is dedicated to producing high quality research and timely analysis of fiscal policy issues in Michigan. Built on four policy pillars — budget, tax, economic development and privatization — the Initiative educates decision makers about the importance of making sound policy choices for a free society.

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Latest Articles

Even Amended, Michigan’s Paid Sick Leave Would Cost Employers $1.1 Billion

But original proposal was much worse … more

Lawmakers Have the Authority to Repeal Paid Leave Act

The margarine wars show that the Legislature has the power … more

A Look at What Happens After Minimum Wage Hikes in Michigan

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 … more

Just A Reminder Of The Growing State Budget

Tax cuts cost much less than recent budget increases … more

Cities and Suburbs Should Grow Together

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs … more

Seventy Percent of Michigan School Districts Contract Out for Services

Latest survey results show continued widespread use of private contractors … more

The State Budget is Larger Than $10 Billion

State can afford to spend more on roads and cut taxes … more

Michigan Needs to Rethink How it Does Economic Development

Many companies pursue projects the right way … more

Michigan Wages and Benefits Recovers

But private-sector compensation lags … more