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Jack McHugh

Senior Legislative Analyst

Jack McHugh is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s senior legislative analyst and editor of MichiganVotes.org, a unique Web site that puts the activities of the Michigan Legislature at citizens’ fingertips. Since the site was launched in 2001, McHugh has written or edited concise, plain-English descriptions of every bill, vote and amendment in the state House and Senate: 12,000 bills; 10,000 roll call votes; 8,000 amendments; and 2,400 new laws. These can all be searched and sorted on the MichiganVotes.org Web site.

McHugh’s experience prior to joining the Center is wide and varied. He has been a floor trader in the treasury bond and gold futures “pits” of the Chicago commodity exchanges, writer and real estate developer. He entered the Michigan political and public policy scene in 1994, spending six years as a legislative chief of staff in the House of Representatives.

McHugh has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in political science from Central Michigan University (where he completed two highly relevant research projects, “Analyzing Michigan House Voting Records Using the ‘MichiganVotes.org’ Database” and “Analysis of Appropriations to Michigan’s Public Four-Year Universities, with Recommendations”).

Jack McHugh’s essays on public policy issues have appeared in The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The Grand Rapids Press and many other newspapers. He is also co-author of a book on Midwest mountain bike trails.

Accommodate Citizens United, Terminate Parental Rights for Female Genital Mutilation, More

September 15, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Private Harbors, Free IDs for Veterans, Fixing and Punishing City Election Goofs

September 8, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Contract Preferences for Immigrants, Restrict Stop-and-Frisk, Criminalize Leaving Pet in Car

September 1, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Bullying, Redskins, Foster Care Alternative, No Immigration Enforcement, More

August 25, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Dog-Fight Dogs, Obamacare, Financial Exploitation, Multi-Lingual State Websites

August 18, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Opioids, Internet Gambling, Trump Tax Returns and More

August 4, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

More Proposals to Amend the State Constitution

July 28, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Legislative Proposals to Change the Michigan Constitution

July 21, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Corporate Handouts Run Amok

July 14, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more

Opioids, Slingshots, Switchblades, Police Sex with Prostitutes and Important 'Do Not Resuscitate' Proposal

June 30, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report … more