The authors would like to thank the following people for their help with this project. Any errors in the manuscript are, of course, the authors’ responsibility alone.

  • Michael Hicks, director of Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University and adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, for his review of a draft of this manuscript.

  • J. Scott Moody, president of Public Choice Analytics for the U.S. States, for his review of a draft of this manuscript.

  • James Hohman, fiscal policy analyst at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, for reviewing a draft of this manuscript and fact-checking many elements in it.

  • Hannah Mead, assistant editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, for fact-checking many elements of the paper.

  • Jarrett Skorup, research associate for online engagement at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, for media outreach.

  • David Dietsche, summer research intern at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, for research assistance.