Mackinac Center in the News

MEA Opt Out Address Change Featured in State and National Media

Teachers wishing to opt out of union must use little-known P.O. box … more

Reitz Quoted on Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

Addressing overcriminalization and civil asset forfeiture … more

Results of Privatization Survey Published in State Media

70 percent of schools contract out for some services … more

Fox News Features Fight Against Release Time

Public money funds union activities in many states … more

Reitz Letter to the Editor Published in The Detroit News

Responding to allegations made earlier this week … more

Wright Discusses Right-to-Work Decision with State Media

Michigan Supreme Court extends right-to-work to state employees … more

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio on Proposed Labor Reform

Employee Rights Act would increase worker freedom … more

The Fight Over Energy Mandates

Detroit News cites Mackinac Center while covering debate … more

Reason Quotes LaFaive on Sin Taxes

Examining the unintended effects of cigarette taxes … more

Reitz Quoted on Transparency in Michigan Press

Detroit officials using private emails for business … more

Article on Worker's Choice in Forbes

Vernuccio discusses recent developments in labor reform … more

Skorup Quoted in Lansing State Journal

Report on reducing costs in Michigan's prison system … more

State Press Covers the End of Film Subsidies

Hohman comments on bill signed into law on July 10 … more

Michigan Radio Features Fight Against Forfeiture

Bipartisan groups behind push for reform … more

LaFaive Interview on Economic Freedom

Hosted by Think Tech Hawaii and the Grassroots Institute … more

Skorup Film Subsidy Op-Ed Published in Wall Street Journal

Celebrating the death of a corporate welfare program … more

Mackinac Legal Expert Quoted in Detroit News

Examining the implications of new Supreme Court case … more

Union Transparency Study Featured in Daily Caller

Article details how disclosure can help members and expose corruption … more

Skorup Quoted on Release Time

Release time costs public schools millions each year … more

GOP Group Calls for Eliminating Civil Forfeiture

Mackinac Center scholar spoke on the issue prior to vote … more

Debate on Money in Politics Featured in Media

Michigan press features arguments in advance of Thursday's debate … more

A Look Back at Michigan's Battery Subsidies

Mackinac Center policy analysts discuss A123 … more

MEDC vs. Road Spending Poll Featured in Daily Caller

Two-thirds of voters support turning subsidy money over to roads … more

Coverage of Steve Cook Pension Spiking in Detroit News

Two Senate bills would prevent union abuse of public funds … more

Vernuccio Joins New York Times 'Room for Debate'

Discussing the role of unions in the modern workplace … more

Vernuccio Talks Tenure on Fox Business

Proposed modifications to professor tenure in Wisconsin … more

LaFaive Tourism OpEd Published in the Times Herald

Pushing back on accusations from Michigan's tourism lobby … more

Vernuccio Co-Authors Op-Ed in Washington Times

Missouri may become 26th right-to-work state … more

Overcriminalization Study in The Detroit News

Gov. Rick Snyder's recommendations for reform reflect Mackinac Center recommendations … more

Skorup Joins Pat Johnston for Prevailing Wage Discussion

The two debated repealing the law on the Art Lewis Show on WSGW … more

Worker's Choice Study Featured in National and State Media

Study proposes fix to free/forced rider issue … more

Tracking the True Cost of Tourism Spending

Fiscal policy initiative director discusses new study with Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan's Big Show. … more

MLive Quotes Mackinac Center President on Road Funding

Joe Lehman spoke as a panelist at the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference … more

Right-to-Work Lawsuit Featured in Hometown Life

Susan Bank's suit challenges legality of August Window  … more

Skorup Discusses Civil Asset Forfeiture on WPHM

Mackinac Center policy analyst Jarrett Skorup joins Bill Gilmer to discuss civil asset forfeiture. … more

Assistant Fiscal Policy Director Analyses Michigan's Historic Unemployment Drop

James Hohman discusses the numbers on the Frank Beckmann Show … more

Frank Beckmann Show Highlights Mackinac Center/Michigan Chamber Poll

66 percent of respondents support redirecting $50 million from films to roads … more

Mackinac Center Event Featured in Media

Topic of civil asset forfeiture attracts media and various ideologies … more

Schools of Choice Program Causes Greater Competition

Mackinac Center research cited on WILX News … more

Mackinac Center Cited on Dangers of Targeted Tax Breaks

Shifting the tax burden from influential businesses to smaller counterparts … more

Mackinac Center Event Panelist on Frank Beckmann Show

IJ's Lee McGrath talks about civil asset forfeiture … more

Hohman Quoted on Proposal 1 Defeat

Voters soundly rejected the "tax and spend" road funding proposal … more

Mackinac Center Road Solutions Prescribed in Detroit News

Experts lay out a path to funding Michigan's roads … more

Mackinac Center Experts Show Cigarette Tax Increase is Counterproductive

Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit, Ph.D. cited in Providence Journal … more

Prevailing Wage Research Cited in Detroit News

Repealing the law could save taxpayers millions every year … more

Guest Post: Kansas Excise Tax Hike Proposal a Bad Choice

The unintended consequences of higher taxes … more

Detroit News Exposes MEDC Secrecy

Michigan's corporate welfare program needs to be more transparent … more

MCPP Experts Take Down Film Program in MLive

The state should curtain this ineffective program … more

Mackinac Center Work on Prop 1 Gets Wide Coverage

MCPP original research prominently featured in Prop 1 stories … more

Spalding Quoted in The Detroit News

Article highlights school choice in Detroit. … more

LaFaive Quoted on State Board Meeting Spending

The state spends $1.3 million on oversight boards each year … more

Mackinac Analyst on Frank Beckman Show

James Hohman talks about Proposal 1 study findings. … more

Media Covers MEA President’s Public Pension

Story first discovered by Michigan Capitol Confidential … more

Detroit Free Press Follows Up Story Broken by CapCon

Free Press story covers civil asset forfeiture victim. … more

Mackinac Research Featured in Wall Street Journal

Hohman and Skorup cited on film subsidies … more

Detroit News Highlights Mackinac FOIA Fee Case

FOIA laws in need of reform. … more

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio

Supreme Court could take up issue of agency fees. … more

LaFaive in Los Angeles Times

Detroit’s foreclosure problem and what to do about it. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Forbes

Why Wisconsin and others become right-to-work. … more

Right-To-Work For Taylor Teachers Begins Today

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation case in the news … more

Hohman in Wall Street Journal

Right-to-work states enjoy higher per capita income … more

Wright on the Beckman Show

MEA president earning taxpayer-funded pension. … more

Vernuccio in Washington Times

Wisconsin at work on right-to-work … more

Hohman on Film Incentives

Price tag of $500 million for no industry growth … more

Vernuccio Quoted on Illinois "Fair Share Dues"

Unions can no longer deduct dues from non-member paychecks … more

LaFaive in National Media

Mackinac Center expert's analysis on cigarette smuggling cited in national report … more

Media Covers McHugh's Committee Testimony

Few jobs, little transparency for Michigan corporate welfare machine … more

Reitz on Overcriminalization

MCPP, ACLU and Manhattan Institute panel discussion. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in Washington Times

How Big Labor can solve its membership crisis. … more

Center Study Featured in WZZM Report

Overcriminalization a growing concern nationwide. … more

Spalding Discusses School Choice

Joined on WKAR by Democratic lawmaker. … more

Labor Policy Expert Cited on Union Decline

Vernuccio in Detroit News, Free Press. … more

Center Research Cited in Washington Post

New cigarette smuggling study released. … more

LaFaive on WKZO in Kalamazoo

Discussed migration, legislative priorities and roads. … more

Statewide Media Attention for Missed Votes Report

How did your legislator do? … more

LaFaive: How to Cut $2.1 Billion in Spending

Guest on WILS in Lansing; ideas for road funding. … more

More Money for Roads Without Raising Taxes

Center analyst cited in Detroit News. … more

Parole, Sentencing Bills Can be Better

Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press. … more

Statewide Media Reporting on MEA Salary Hikes

Michigan Capitol Confidential first to cover issue. … more

Vernuccio on Fox News, in The Hill

Discussed bogus Black Friday protests, the future of unions. … more

Media Reporting on H.S. Report Card

Rankings available for all public high schools. … more

Senate Should Take Up HB4001

Center expert's op-ed on MLive today. … more

Vernuccio Op-Ed in Detroit News

Restore democracy to the workplace. … more

Vernuccio Cited on Tennessee VW Labor Talks

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bloomberg Businesweek. … more

Lehman Discusses Legislative Priorities

Cut corporate welfare, fix roads. … more

Reitz Cited on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Legislative overhaul could save taxpayers money. … more

Vernuccio on Unions' Election Day Failure

Fox News, The Week cite labor policy expert. … more

Beckmann Cites CapCon on Film Incentives

Host, state senator discuss Hollywood corporate welfare. … more

Center Research Cited in Daily Caller

Corporate welfare continues to grow. … more

BEA President Unsure What Her Contract Says

Center attorney explains it and basis for teacher's lawsuit. … more

Media Coverage of Center's Latest Lawsuit

Brighton teacher sues union, school board. … more

LaFaive Cited by Fox News

Indiana toll road privatization. … more

Vernuccio Cited in Washington Examiner

Legislation seeks to protect workers from unions. … more

Why the UAW Didn't Need to Hike Dues

Detroit News op-ed. … more

MEA Can't Keep Story Straight on Union Bullying

VP apparently didn't read president's press release. … more

Economic Freedom and Prosperity

Mackinac Center speaker in Oakland Press. … more

Wright on Sunday Morning Program Talking RTW

Recent decision gives workers greater freedom. … more

News Coverage of MEA's Illegal 'August Window'

National, international media cite Center expert. … more

Officials Caved to Red Wings on Corporate Welfare

Team should have paid for new arena on its own. … more

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