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Anne Schieber

Senior Investigative Analyst

Anne Schieber is the senior investigative analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. She produces investigative video reports that demonstrate the impact of public policies on people’s lives.

Prior to joining the Mackinac Center staff, Anne spent 30 years in broadcast journalism. She was a high-profile, award-winning reporter and anchor for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids between 1998 and 2011. Anne has also worked for stations in Kalamazoo, Minneapolis, Buffalo, N.Y., and Allentown, Penn.

Over her career, she has won numerous awards, including a “Best Individual Reporting” honor from the Associated Press and “Journalist of the Year” from the Michigan Small Business Administration.

Anne received her bachelor's degree from Villanova University.

How an Ice-Making Company is Succeeding in Detroit

Mackinac Center Defends Resort Owner’s Free Speech Right

State media covers tourism bureau lawsuit … more

Detroit Soccer Team Turns to Private Investment to Fund New Stadium

Local Ballot Initiatives Target Police, Prosecutors Confiscating Property

Truckers See Local Fines as a Cash Grab

Local Grocery Bag Bans Coming? Not If These Legislators Prevail

In Grand Rapids, Your Home is Not Always Your Castle

Liberty Depends on Clearly Defined Laws

Speed Trap Empire Strikes Back at Reform Effort

Government’s Free Pass to Trespass

Some homeowners find property assessor guidelines objectionable … more

Michigan’s Next Criminal Intent Challenge

Many local ordinances would benefit from reform … more

Federal Rules Would Harm Work Centers for the Disabled

Yet Another 'Photo Cop' Traffic Ticket Scheme

This one attached to massive new government spending … more

Criminal Intent Reform: Lessons from Ohio

Prosecutors’ dissatisfaction with existing language was a key … more

Who Knew? Man Faces Criminal Charges For Snowmobiling While Driver's License Suspended

Traverse City Homeless 'Bill of Rights' Could Turn Public Facilities into Impromptu Shelters

Michigan Gets D-Minus Grade for Forfeited Property Profit Mongering

Michigan Moves to Ban Red Light Ticket Cameras

Keeping Government Entities on Track

A Case Study … more

The Politics of Speed Limits

Some special interests oppose raising interstate speed limits … more

Tax Watchdog Highlights the Millions Some Receive in Pension Benefits

Fed Audit: Township Used Forfeited Property for Non-Law Enforcement Expenses

Unanimous Forfeiture Vote Brings Greater Transparency and Accountability

'These bills are a great first step…' … more

City Manager: 'Prosperity Doesn’t Come From Government; It Comes From Freedom'

ACLU, Mackinac Center Report Calls on State to End Civil Forfeiture

Study shows abuses of government power on innocent citizens … more

Retired State Police Officer: Forfeiture is 'Big Money' for Law Enforcement Agencies

Michigan Sales Tax Will Hit Internet Shoppers on Oct. 1

Michigan Taxpayers Spend Over $3 Million a Year on Union Release Time

Mackinac Center releases new data for union time on the taxpayer dime … more

Government Waste in Northern Michigan

Teacher Left Michigan Education Association and Has No Regrets

Local Governments Look To Cash In On Commercial Truck Inspections

When Money Doesn’t Get You Better Schools

An Election for More than Just Mayor

Grand Rapids election could be referendum on financial health … more

Grand Rapids' Mayoral Candidates Spar Over City's Financial Health

Excess of Laws Entangle Law-respecting People

A lack of knowledge traps ordinary citizens … more

State Supremes Rebuff Claims Government Land Bank Shortchanged Taxpayers

Study: They Spend Millions, but Minimal Transparency Required for Government Union Finances

Public Sector Unions Vague About How They Spend Dues Money

MEA Lauches Personal Attack Against Dissident Teacher, Releases Confidential Information

Invasion of Privacy? Tax Assessors Taking Photos on Private Property

High Taxes Promote Black Market Cigarettes in Bordering State

Bills Aiming to Protect Property from Overzealous Forfeiture Clear First Hurdle

Asset Forfeiture Package of Bills a 'Solid First Step'

Affluent School Districts Don't Guarantee Better Academic Performance

Collection Bins for Clothing and Used Goods Targeted as Nuisances

Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose

New State Tax Payment System Causing Headaches for Businesses

Deficit-Ridden District Almost Demolishes Building Rather Than Take $3.5 Million From Charter