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

How Business Subsidies Cut to the Front of the Line for Michigan Tax Dollars

Politicians focus on higher status than taxpayers … more

Snyder Budget Whacks $10 Million from Business Subsidy Programs

Pure Michigan scores $1 million increase … more

Legislature Approves New Business Subsidies

Big budget bill makes it more difficult to hold lawmakers accountable for spending … more

Another MBDP Jobs Subsidy Project Doesn’t Work

State officials can’t pick economic winners from losers and shouldn’t try … more

State Business Handout Program Wastes Another $2 million

Another state subsidy deal fails to deliver … more

Business Subsidy Programs Grow State’s Bureaucracy, Not Its Economy

They’re mostly just in-state cronyism, not big employer “deal closing” incentives … more

Michigan Lawmakers Consider More Handouts

If at first you don’t succeed, spend millions of taxpayer dollars … more

Getting More College Grads Won’t Improve State Prosperity

Many factors play into an area's income growth … more

Bonfire of the Bureaucratic Vanities

MEDC should publicize its failures, too … more

New Scorecard Ranks Every Michigan Legislator on Corporate Handouts

Tracks every vote of nearly 500 lawmakers since 2001 … more