This publication lists policy recommendations assembled by Mackinac Center policy experts. These are timely policy ideas for the 2020 Legislature to consider and include reforms related to Michigan's educational, fiscal, environmental, labor, health care, transparency and criminal justice needs.
Mackinac Center Public Policy Recommendations
Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the economic and policy landscape in Michigan. The crisis our state is going through has exposed serious and longstanding deficiencies in our health care and education systems. Outdated and burdensome regulations interfered with our state’s ability to respond nimbly to a fast-moving crisis until they were waived. As Michigan prepares for the post-COVID recovery from an unprecedented shutdown of the economy, state leaders must apply the lessons learned from this experience so that we are better prepared for the next crisis. Accordingly, the Mackinac Center has revised its 2020 policy priorities to reflect the most important and time-sensitive issues state leaders should address during the remainder of this legislative session to protect public health and promote economic recovery.
Mackinac Center 2020 Policy Priorities, Revised