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James M. Hohman

Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy

James M. Hohman is assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He holds a degree in economics from Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill Ending Film Subsidies

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008 … more

Media, Voters, Draw on Mackinac Information on Prop 1

Michigan’s Economic Recovery More Than Just the Auto Industry

How Michigan Can Pay for its Roads Without a Tax Increase

Why There’s a State Tax Vote on May 5 and What It Costs

House Votes to End Film Incentives

The Cost of the Proposal 1: The May Tax Vote

How Steve Cook's Pension Will Cost Taxpayers

Hohman Testimony to House Committee

The Myth of a Spreading ‘Tax Cut Fever’

May Sales Tax Proposal Explained

You are Entering the Government Pension Zone

Fewer Prisoners, Fewer Workers – Higher Prison Costs

Michigan Should Lower the Personal Income Tax Rate in 2015

Prop 1: Making the Confusing More Clear

Gubernatorial Campaign Should be About Things That Matter

Close MPSERS to Stretch Dollars Further

10 Facts About Pension Systems in Michigan

What Proposal 1 Means for Michigan Going Forward

Did Gov. Snyder Create 275,000 jobs?

Legislators Should Look To Oklahoma To Address Pension Change ‘Transition Costs’

Agenda for Detroit: What Role Should State Play Post-Bankruptcy?

Michigan Politicians Misrepresenting Attorney General Position To Push Detroit Bailout

Utah's Lessons for Michigan Pension Reform

Pension Debt: Not Just a Problem in Detroit

Agenda For Detroit: What Role State Government Should Play After Bankruptcy

Michigan's Film Incentive Program Has Been A Bust

There Is No Relationship Between College Graduates and Economic Growth

Look at Municipal Finance Trends Before Pumping In More Money

Why Tax Rate Cuts Matter More Than Increasing Credits and Exemptions

Analysis: Michigan's Labor Force Growth Among Fastest in Nation

Benefits in Balance

How Politicians Game the Pension System

Michigan Taxpayers Have Already Bailed Out Detroit

What Economic Development Transparency Should Look Like

Pension 'Transition Costs' Remain a Myth

Direct Cash Grants: Anti-Crony Capitalism Policies Fall Short

Fact and Fiction About Right-to-Work: A Reality Check at the One-Year Anniversary

More Money, Higher Taxes Not the Solution for Detroit

Minimum Wage Battles in Michigan

Minimum Wage Battles in Michigan

Are Early Retirement Incentives A Good Deal for Cities?

Why The Great Recession Was Different

Myth Lives On, But Agriculture Still Not Second-Largest Industry in Michigan

Yes, The Legislature Changed Its Emergency Manager Policies to Reflect the Referendum

Analysis: Incorrect Population Figures Means State Has Overpaid Detroit For Past Decade

National Commentary Wrong About Detroit's Failure

Why Detroit's Pension Funds Failed