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

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

The Lawmakers that Voted for the Most Business Subsidies and the Least

$16 billion in corporate welfare approved since 2001 … more

Token Symbols of Growth Damage the State Economy

Select business interests have higher status with lawmakers than regular taxpayers … more

No More Additional Favors for Solar

Property taxes should tax the value of property, including solar panels … more

Updated Research Highlights Impact of Cigarette Tax Evasion

New York still an empire of smuggled smokes as Nevada leaps towards the top … more

Strong Link Between Cigarette Tax and Illegal Smuggling Rates

The negative and unintended consequences of excise taxes … more

State Funding for Universities Continues Upward Climb

Lawmakers should question what taxpayers get for more money … more

The Great Lakes Trough Truce

Spending interest groups only ask for more money … more

Study on Arkansas Tourism Campaign Should Make You Scratch Your Head about Pure Michigan

If economic impacts are as stated, the tourism industry should pay for its own ad campaign … more