Features and Highlights

VoteSpotter App for Android and Apple iOS

Give instant feedback to legislators. … more

SCOTUS to Hear Case That Could Declare Agency Fees for Public Employees Unconstitutional

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Filed Amicus Brief Asking Court to Hear Case … more

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate on Money in Politics: How Much Should Be Disclosed?

Mackinac Center partners with League of Women Voters of Michigan and The Federalist Society to host event … more

Two-thirds of Respondents Want Tax Dollars To Go To Roads Rather Than Corporate Welfare

Over 60 percent of Democratic, Republican voters say yest to Michigan roads, no to MEDC … more

Worker’s Choice Gives Unions and Employees More Freedom

New study solves the issue of “forced-riders” and so-called “free riders” … more

Study: State Tourism Promotion Ineffective

Every $1 spent generates only one penny of extra spending at motels and hotels … more

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Appeals Right-To-Work Case Involving Novi Teacher

‘The MEA has a duty of fair representation, yet it intentionally did not inform teachers of their rights.’ … more

Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Redirecting Film Subsidies to Roads

66 Percent Surveyed Support Reprioritizing $50 Million Film Subsidy for Road Improvements … more

Poll Suggests Strong Turnout for May 5 Ballot Proposal

79 percent of respondents say they know how they’ll vote … more

Court of Appeals Orders Wayne County Circuit to Hear Claim Related to Union’s End Run of RTW

‘The merits are clear. The union and school district violated the law and thumbed their noses at the legislature.’ … more

New Study Analyzes Impact of Proposal 1 on Taxpayers

Policy expert lays out May 5th ballot measure. … more

Mackinac Center Gets FOIA Charges Reduced from $1,550 to $50

Michigan Liquor Control Commission waives fees for virtual copies … more

Michigan Appeals Court Denies Stay in Taylor Teacher Case

Teachers could exercise right-to-work starting on March 6, 2015 … more

High Court Should Strike Agency Fees

U.S. Supreme Court decision could bring right-to-work to public sector … more

MEA President’s Pension Examined

Steve Cook appears to be earning taxpayer-funded pension benefits while not actually working at Lansing School District. … more

Taylor Teachers Win at MERC

Labor board says union committed an unfair labor practice and acted “arbitrarily, indifferent and reckless”  … more

Center Files FOIA Lawsuit

State agency wants $1,550 for spreadsheet data. … more

Gov. Snyder's 2015 State of the State Address

Calls for six government expansions, one limitation. … more

New Cigarette Smuggling Data Released

Michigan still ranks 10th in the nation. … more

2014 Missed Votes Report

Which legislators missed the most votes? … more

Center Receives $1M Grant from Dow Foundation

Will fund education research for two years. … more

New High School Report Card Available

Dearborn Heights charter school tops in the state. … more

21st Century Unionism

How labor can adapt to meet workers' needs. … more

Reforming Michigan's Criminal Code

New study co-authored with Manhattan Institute. … more

Brighton Drops Illegal Contract Language

Teacher's right-to-work freedoms protected. … more

Slight Increase in School Privatization Survey

Federal school lunch rules could play a part. … more

Brighton Teacher Sues Union, District

Afghanistan vet fights RTW violation. … more

SEIU Keeps Millions from 'Dues Skim'

Court of Appeals dismisses case. … more

MEA's 'August Window' Declared Illegal

Judge rules union committed unfair labor practices. … more

Right-to-Work Problems in Teacher Contracts

A quarter contain questionable union dues language. … more

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim

Center filed two amicus briefs in case. … more

Center Asks State to Rescind Alcohol Rule

'Government-facilitated price collusion.' … more

AugustOptOut.org Unveiled for MEA Members

Help for those wishing to resign from the union. … more

Center Requests New MERC Rule

Public-sector union resignation process streamlined. … more

Track Detroit Bailout on VoteSpotter

Instant updates on multi-bill package. … more

Teamsters Drop Suit Against MCLF Clients

Union also agrees to pay MCLF legal fees. … more

Voters Weigh in on Minimum Wage Hike

Would hurt family businesses and tipped workers. … more

Reitz Joins Statewide Transparency Group

Michigan Coalition for Open Government. … more

GOP Voters Oppose Detroit Bailout

New public opinion poll released. … more

Michigan Education Association Gives Up Fight

MEA drops fight against unfair labor practice complaints. … more

New Survey of School Union Contracts

Districts still bargaining over prohibited subjects. … more

Lawsuit Filed Against MEA

Union threatens 8,000 educators over unpaid dues. … more

New Tobacco Smuggling Data

Michigan remains 10th nationally. … more

School Privatization Survey Released

Numbers hit all-time high. … more

Gov. Snyder's 2014 State of the State Address

Proposes six expansions, two limitations of government. … more

Highland Park Charter District

Policy brief, documentary show improvements. … more

Teamsters Abandon Anti-RTW Policy

MCLF sued on behalf of Dearborn employees. … more

MEA Accused of Unfair Labor Practices

Eight teachers file at MERC over right-to-work. … more

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