[Photo of Jarrett Skorup]

Jarrett Skorup

Research Associate

Jarrett Skorup is a research associate at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is also the content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Skorup is a graduate of Grove City College with degrees in history and political science. He also studied economics and religion. While there, he was captain of the college's wrestling and Ultimate Frisbee teams. He was a student fellow at the Center for Vision & Values, the school's research and scholarship think tank.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MLive, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and many newspapers across the country.

A native of Sandwich, Illinois, Skorup is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls. Besides studying and writing about public policy, he coaches and officiates high school wrestling.

He lives in Midland, MI with his wife, Karen, and son, Grayson.

The Worst Funded Pension Systems In Michigan

GOP Candidates For Michigan's 80th House District Tackle the Issues

Three Former State Representatives Crowd The Race For Michigan's 13th Senate District

Pricey GOP Primary Race For Michigan’s 4th Congressional District

Educators Facing Off In Michigan's 59th House District

Hunting Fees Going To Private Landowners

Political Experience Separates Candidates In 98th District House GOP Primary

Fears of Right-to-Work Proving False

Personal Property Tax Plan Would Cut Taxes By $500 Million

Court Upholds Law Banning Automatic Wage Increases For Public Employees

Legislature Considering More Transparency For Asset Forfeiture

Minimizing The Damage From Michigan's Minimum Wage Increase

Income Growth In Right-to-Work States Significantly Higher

Mackinac Events Update

Right-to-Work States Dominating In Job Growth

Here Is Who Voted For The Detroit Bailout and To Not Close Pension System

Detroit Bailout Bill Leaves Taxpayers On The Hook For New Pension Underfunding

The Detroit Bailout and Meaningful Pension Reform

MEGA Failure: Job Projections From Michigan Tax Credit Program Rarely Came True

States Spending Less Money On K-12 Education Get Better Results

Michigan Taxpayers Paying More Money for Fewer Workers

Which Michigan School Districts Pay The Most?

From Detroit To The Ivy League: One Student's Journey

How Michigan Can Fix Its Pension Problems

Tax Freedom Day In Michigan

Michigan School Funding Up, Results Flat

Why Michigan Needs More Immigrants

Minimum Wage Hike Puts Politics Over People

State Rep: School Districts Willfully Violating Law Should Face 'Criminal Charges'

Why Michigan Needs More Immigrants

Unlicensed Dogs Get New Leash On Life; Taxpayers Due A Refund In Traverse City

Hospital Union Resorts to Intimidation Tactics Against Workers Who Opt Out

Schauer, Other Michigan Dems Call For Higher Minimum Wage While Paying Interns Nothing

The World Is Getting Better and Better

Kent County Land Bank Is Not a Good Deal For Citizens

Budget Watchdog: Debt Burden In Michigan Now $25,300 Per Taxpayer

Michigan Taxpayers Have Already Bailed Out Detroit

Energy Expert: Michigan Should Eliminate Its Utility Monopoly For Lower Prices

For State Employees, 2014 Means Finally Having the Freedom To Choose

Michigan Taxpayers Paying Far More Money For Far Fewer State Workers

Bill Would Limit Asset Forfeiture In Michigan Without Criminal Conviction

Study: Michigan Students Benefit from Using 'Schools of Choice'

Helping the Little Guy: Relieve Occupational Licensing Requirements and Fees

MichiganVotes: New Bill Would Allow You to Sell Event Tickets Without Fear of Arrest

Not So Criminal Minds: Government Convicts People Who Do Not Knowingly Commit Crimes