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

Michigan Wages and Benefits Recovers

But Private-Sector Compensation Lags … more

How to Control the Pension Debt

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control … more

How Taxpayers Get Fleeced in Michigan

More money is not turning into better government services … more

Spending Interests Want Spending

Yet spending interests won’t say where the money should come from … more

Volunteer Fire Departments Save Money, Delivery Quality Service

Op-ed by Mackinac Center intern highlights potential savings … more

No One Will Win The Tariff Game

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 … more

Election Night: More Corporate Handouts or More Personal Income Tax Cuts?

As expected, both candidates have different plans for economic growth … more

Michigan Catching Up On State Employee Pension Debt

Progress is being made, but another $7.5 billion is still needed … more