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  1. From the Model T to Driverless Cars: How Michigan Can Lead in Transportation Innovation

    You may not have seen them on the highway yet, but autonomous vehicles are here. The potential benefits of this and related technologies are immense. But they also present new and unique regulatory and infrastructure challenges for state and local governments. Brent Skorup of the Mercatus Center has written extensively on these issues and will lay out the principles and practices policymakers should pursue when determining how to regulate these new technologies.

  2. Detroit Children’s Business Fair
    Hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan in partnership with Acton Academies and Acton MBA, the Detroit Children’s Business Fair gives kids ages 6-14 a safe space to practice entrepreneurship. Applications for businesses are open until April 15, and the marketplace is free and open to the public.
  3. Detroit Children’s Business Fair
    Hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan in partnership with Acton Academies and Acton MBA, the Detroit Children’s Business Fair gives kids ages 6-14 a safe space to practice entrepreneurship. Applications for businesses are open until April 15, and the marketplace is free and open to the public.
  4. Why Trump is Wrong About Trade

    There aren’t many policies that get near unanimous support from economists, but free trade is one of them. Despite this, a central theme of the 2016 presidential campaign, heard from both political parties, was that free trade was somehow harmful to the United States and corrective action was needed. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, will make the case for why President Trump’s assessment of free trade is misguided.

  5. Matthew Elliott: The Brains Behind Brexit

    Matthew Elliott is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and one of the United Kingdom’s foremost political campaigners, having recently served as the CEO of Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign in the 2016 European Union referendum. He led the 2011 NOtoAV campaign against the Alternative Vote, and turned what was a strong majority in favor of changing Britain’s voting system to a strong majority against.

  6. Grand Rapids is a Regional Leader in Attracting People
    City leads Minneapolis and Chicago in population growth
  7. Colbeck Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Campus Free Speech Infringements
  8. Teachers Union Claims Poverty Is Growing In Michigan — But It’s Not
  9. The Fake School Employee: Retiring Union President Spikes $115K State Pension
  10. Back to the MEGA Future: Good Jobs for Michigan Reinvents Failed MEGA Program
    Proposed law shares remarkable similarities with old, failed law
  11. Larry Reed Versus ‘Smug, Arrogant, Self-Righteous, PC, Campus Insanity’
    Mackinac Center founder bullied by leftist authoritarians while giving lecture on ancient Rome
  12. After Obamacare: How Michigan Can Deliver on Patient-Centered Health Care

    Obamacare repeal-and-replace is underway, and regardless of whether it passes or fails big, changes are coming for Michigan’s medical services and insurance industry, and the state’s social welfare system, especially Medicaid.

  13. It Would Take 600 Wind Turbines to Replace One Closing U.P. Coal Plant
  14. Save Closures for Truly Failing Schools
    Context needed for decisions, whether by state or local officials
  15. Taxpayer Funded Electioneering in Full Swing Before May 2 Tax Votes
  16. Nothing More Certain Than Taxes and School Officials Wanting More of Them
  17. Official Would Need 7-Day, 14-Hour Schedule to Juggle Three City Jobs
  18. Switchblades, Slingshots, Sneaky School Debt Schemes and More
    April 21, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  19. Wind Industry Titan Soaks Up Billions in Tax Subsidies
  20. Proposed Corporate Giveaway Unlikely to Grow Economy
    Lawmakers should consider the full costs of corporate welfare before they approve it
  21. Another Michigan School District, Another False Union ‘Teacher Pay Cuts’ Story
  22. Official Collects Six-Figure Pay From Multiple Cities Simultaneously
  23. Dear House Tax Committee: Pure Michigan Return on Investment Not Validated
    State Rep. Jim Tedder asks the right question
  24. Net Domestic Migration by County
    Michigan county gains and losses
  25. While Schools Try Fiscal Responsibility, Union Sets Up Protests
  26. Excessive Lawmaking Road to ‘Regiment Every Aspect of Society and Commerce’
    Lawmakers "regiment every aspect of society"
  27. What’s Old is New Again: Another Subsidy Program Being Considered by Legislature
    Good for politicians and well-connected businesses, bad for Michigan
  28. Awash In Millions In Government Subsidies, Solar Company Still Shuttered Michigan Plant
  29. State Dials Back Pollyannaish Pension Assumptions, Admits Deeper Hole
  30. Some Recently Introduced Bills of Interest
    April 14, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  31. Dem Candidate For Governor Says: Preserve Failed Detroit Schools, Close Charters
  32. Interest on School Pension Underfunding Could Pay Entire Prison System Cost
  33. Wake-Up Call Helps Rural School Bloom
    Bloomingdale leaves state watch list
  34. Detroit School Enrollment Reaches Historic Low
  35. Michigan Pothole Hotline Has More Business This Year
    Call or fill out a form to request a repair
  36. Secretive Bidder Wins Pure Michigan Contract Over Transparent One
    Auditor General, not MEDC, should hire reviews of corporate welfare programs
  37. Pension Funding Best Practices Remembered
    But only when they serve bureaucrat Interests
  38. If Neighbor's Wind Turbine Flings Ice Chunks In Your Yard Is It Trespassing?
  39. Regulatory Swamp-Draining Gets Boost In Washington
    Trump’s Regulatory Affairs Director appears serious, and she has a record
  40. Criminal Justice Reforms Signed Into Law, More Left to Do
    Enacting some long-overdue reforms should pave the way to pass several others this year
  41. Property Tax Bills May Spike Due To School Pension Underfunding
  42. Don’t Bring Back Granholm’s Tax Credit Legacy
    Legislators are considering it
  43. The Failing Business of Business Favors
    What would you say you do around here?
  44. Mackinac Center Policy Expert Recommendations 2017-2018
  45. School Claims Its Tax Hike Emails Don't Invade Privacy - but Opponent's Would
  46. Fighting Fake News With Deceptive Cartoons
  47. School Inc. Could Open Michigan Viewers’ Eyes
    New documentary closely follows major Arizona choice law
  48. These Seven Proposals Would Change Michigan’s Constitution
    April 7, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  49. Democrat Told Occupiers 'Too Much Corporate Politics’; Votes for More in 2017
  50. Don't Force Charter Schools Into State Pension Plan
  51. Up in the Dumps
    Michigan landfill business is booming
  52. Out, Out, Brief Candle!
    Could Mr. Trump’s “Energy Independence” executive order mean the end of life on Earth?
  53. Proposed Wind Turbines In Michigan County Taller Than 'Mighty Mac'
  54. Michigan Government Salaries Database Shows Value of Transparency
    Public records now at public’s fingertips
  55. Michigan Treasury Erroneously Sent Out a $14.5 Million Check
  56. State Officials' Pension Underfunding Crushing Michigan School Budgets
  57. Planting Trees in Vacant Parking Lots to Save Great Lakes
  58. Ann Arbor School Board Member: Have Charters Contribute to Public School Pension Fund
  59. State Should Review Supreme Court Pay
    Salaries have been frozen for 15 years
  60. Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up
  61. Tax Feeders Declare a Truce at the Trough
  62. Ex-Offenders Are Closing the Gap
  63. Legislative Testimony
  64. Michigan Incomes Up Strong After 4 Years of ‘Right-to-Work-for-Less’
  65. Children of Monsters: The Strange Lives of Children of Dictators

    Please join us at Northwood University as Jay Nordlinger, senior editor at National Review, presents his book "Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators."

  66. The Fight Over Plastic Pipes in Michigan
  67. No Government? No Problem
    Michiganders create innovations, not merely solutions, when problem-solving
  68. The Legislative Clock is Ticking
    It's time for free-market reformers to act
  69. More Corporate Handouts, Water Down Graduation Standards, Breathalyzed Minors
    March 31, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  70. How Lansing Dodges Tax Cuts
  71. Hybrid Plan Did Not Fix School Retirement System
    It is at risk of underfunding and has barely enough assets
  72. 1,400 Michigan Wind Turbines Needed To Replace The Palisades Nuclear Plant
  73. Michael Moore: Trump Rule Change Means Human Extinction
  74. Trust Parents with School Grading System
    No good reason to complicate or hide information
  75. Michigan to Pay $660 Million in Secret Corporate Giveaways This Year
  76. Media's Attacks on DeVos Rife with Factual Inaccuracies
  77. Prompt Government Transparency is Vital to Democracy
    Delay of 106 days results in lawsuit for University of Michigan
  78. Michigan Government Salaries Database Corrected after State Admits Fault
    Office of Retirement Services blames ‘technical error’ for thousands of incorrect salary numbers
  79. Meet the New Detroit School District: Fewer Students, More Expenses, a Deficit
  80. A Case for Popular ISD Board Elections
    Agencies spending more of state’s K-12 tax dollars
  81. IMPACT March/April 2017
  82. Money For Nothing: Best Teachers’ Pay Stagnates While ‘Ineffectives’ Get Raise
  83. Better Managed Moose Get $203k From 'Critical' Great Lakes Funds
  84. You, Too, Can Be A Certified Media Fact-Checker For Just $99
  85. Why Mackinac Published Names and Wages of Government Workers in a Searchable Database
    The information belongs to the people
  86. Michigan Capitol Confidential
  87. Firing Police, Concealed Pistol Regs, Internet Games Not Gambling
    March 24, 2017, MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  88. An Empire of Smuggled Smokes
    New York's cigarette taxes have sparked a huge black market and should be rolled back
  89. Union Privileges Cost Veterans
    Providing unions with "official time" hurts the important work of the VA
  90. Great Lakes Restoration: $62k For 'Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience'
  91. Do High Tax States Grow Faster?
  92. Mackinac Center Temporarily Removes Some State Employee Salaries from Database After Questioning Accuracy of State Data
    Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years
  93. Government Transparency Groups Announce Database of Public Employee Salaries
    Website contains salary info of nearly 300,000 government workers for each of the past three years
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  95. Governor's Commission Rejects Voters' Judgment On More Windmills
  96. Superintendent: We Don't Have Money To Give Top Teachers Merit Pay
  97. Wellspring Prep Growing Strong
    Diverse Grand Rapids charter readies kids for college
  98. Good With His Hands, But Sidelined By Massage License Requirement
  99. Governor's Tourism Conference Must Address Pure Michigan Shortfalls
    Mackinac Center analyst offers counterpoint to state’s promotion campaign
  100. Henry Ford Community College Gets 'Yellow Light' Rating for Speech Code
  101. $581k In Great Lakes Restoration Money For Mohawk Tribe To Talk Fish, Tribal Beliefs
  102. Michigan Wants to Fine Schools for Indian Mascots But Not for Violating State Laws
  103. Michigan’s Regulatory Laws Lead to Fewer Jobs, More Crime
    Licensing rules are a criminal justice issue
  104. Flashing Lights, Beaming Aircraft, Access to Legislator Records, More
    March 17, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  105. In the Battle for Jobs, Subsidy Programs Shoot Blanks
    More subsidies won’t improve economy
  106. Statement on the FY2018 Federal Budget Blueprint
    Lots of details to work out, but budget deserves recognition
  107. Union Rules: Ineffective Teacher's Raise is 4x That of 'Teacher Of The Year'
  108. The Value of Pipelines (and Line 5) to Michigan
    Testimony from the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board
  109. Michigan Already Awash in Business Subsidies
    Lawmakers should reject latest proposal for more
  110. Extra Caution Needed On 'Average' Teacher Salary Claims
  111. State Government Workforce Up First Time In 7 Years
  112. Michigan Should Reject Special Corporate Developer Bills
    Senate bills 111-115 being considered
  113. Licensing: Fact vs. Fiction FAQ
  114. Michigan's Occupational Licensing Requirements
  115. License to (Not) Work: Mackinac Center Releases New Study on Occupational Licensing
    Assessing the impact of arbitrary licensing laws on the Michigan economy
  116. Best Teachers Take Pay Cut In This Big Michigan School District
  117. Average Teacher Pay in Macomb County's Utica District: $80k
  118. This Isn’t Working: How Michigan’s Licensing Laws Hurt Workers and Consumers

    Click here for a PDF of the full study.

    The Declaration of Independence lists the “pursuit of happiness” as one of Americans’ “unalienable rights.” For most, this includes the ability to pursue a vocation of their choice. But occupational licensure laws stand in the way of many people trying to exercise this right. For too many people, the right to pursue their dreams has been halted by governments that require them to jump through hoops, pay fees and meet other often arbitrary and inconsistent requirements.

    This report gathers data on every occupational license in Michigan. It describes the impact and costs of licensure laws, as documented in the empirical research that has been conducted on this issue. It explains how and why licensing requirements are typically created, but also outlines some of the fundamental problems with a broad licensing regime. Finally, it compares Michigan’s licensing requirements to those of other states and makes recommendations for how the state could reform occupational licensure for the benefit of job-seekers and entrepreneurs and for the state’s economy as a whole.

  119. Michigan Has Reversed the Flow of Interstate Migration with Illinois
    Illinois used to gain net population from Michigan
  120. The Secrecy of 'Pure Michigan'
  121. The Best-Paying Public School Districts In Michigan
  122. $135k To Study Insects Called ‘Great Lakes Restoration’
  123. HONEST Act – EPA Science and Transparency
    This should be ‘science 101’
  124. How We Use FOIA to Hold Government Accountable
    Happy ‘Sunshine Week’ 2017
  125. Republicans, Pursue Your Agenda with Gusto
    Advice for the Legislative majority
  126. Michigan Will Soon Restrict Real Estate Agents When Displaying Their Names
  127. Property Taxes Are Michigan Governments' Largest Money Maker
  128. Some Small Tax Breaks, But Total State Tax Collections Rise Faster
  129. Close To Immortal: Michigan Won't Close Failing Public Schools After All
  130. Michigan Medicaid Patient Can't Find Care, So She Pays For Innovative Alternative
  131. How Many College Bureaucrats Does It Take To Answer A Records Request?
  132. Governor’s Cyber School Cuts Don’t Add Up
    Online charters already perform OK for much less money
  133. Copper Mine Regulations, Parole and Probation Reforms, Expelled Lawmakers
    March 10, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  134. Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms For Michigan
    After four long years of debate, change has finally arrived
  135. $750k 'Great Lakes' Grant Included Reverting Golf Course To Natural State
  136. Affluent School Districts Benefit From Expanded State 'At Risk' Spending
  137. Ridesharing Gets Rolling in Michigan
    Massive expansion after sensible regulations passed
  138. Applications Open for Second Detroit Children’s Business Fair
    Children ages 6-14 encouraged to apply
  139. Ideas Liberals and Conservatives Can Agree On
    Plenty of middle ground, even in a divisive political climate
  140. Obscure Websites and Protecting Great Lakes
  141. Having Police on Foot Patrols Benefits Communities, Experts Say
  142. Debate Resources: Public Forum Topic Posts
  143. Michigan House Considers Public Records Reform
    Expanding FOIA to include Legislature and Governor
  144. Justice Clarence Thomas Takes a Broadside at Civil Forfeiture
    Forfeiture is a big issue in Michigan
  145. More Transparency on the Way in Michigan
    Bills would subject legislators, governor to FOIA and require salaries be made public
  146. Here's Who Runs U-M Office that Took 106 Days To Release Four Emails
  147. Foot Patrol Policing: Engaging Michigan Communities One Step at a Time

    As police departments seek to reduce crime, restore trust in law enforcement and improve the strained relationship between officers and civilians, many have begun shifting to more community-oriented operations.

  148. Upper Peninsula Democrat Breaks With Party On Vote To Cut State Income Tax
  149. Union Behind Michigan ‘Dues Skim’ Facing More Corruption Allegations
    SEIU Healthcare Michigan has a history of problems
  150. Tax Hike Cost Michigan Households $1000
    Lawmakers can afford to lower taxes
  151. U-M Refuses to Disclose Its President's Politicking
  152. Baldwin High School Beats the Odds
    Unique rural community bolstered by college focus, innovative initiatives
  153. A Glimmer of Hope for Job-Seeking Ex-Offenders
    Corrections Department could hire former prisoners under proposed bill
  154. Give Michigan Drivers Relief from High Auto Insurance Premiums
  155. Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend Another $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure
  156. Regulatory Reform: Make Michigan a Job and Income-Growth Leader
  157. /licensing -> /licensure
  158. Schools' Double Whammy: Declining Enrollment, Soaring Pension Expense
  159. Great Lakes Cash 'Critical' — Really?
  160. Crime Scene Investigations, Guardians Bureau, Rails to Trails Liability
    March 3, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  161. Miggy's City Income Tax Bill = $152,899
  162. Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities
  163. Detroit Redefines 'Annual' To Take Much Bigger Income Tax Bite From Pro Athletes
  164. Mackinac Center Sues University of Michigan Over Open Records Violation
    Journalist waits more than 100 days for university to supply four emails
  165. Detroit Policy From a Free-Market Perspective
    Ideas for the city in advance of the Detroit Policy Conference
  166. This Isn't Working: How Michigan’s Licensing Laws Hurt Workers and Consumers
  167. Most of These Republicans Ran On Low Taxes; But All Voted to Keep Them High
  168. Michigan Legislators Don’t Receive Pensions
    Now let’s solve the problem for the rest of government workers
  169. Foot Patrol Policing: Engaging Michigan Communities One Step at a Time
    Free event in Lansing to discuss community policing
  170. Environmental Policy Initiative
    Guiding Principles
  171. Michigan Can Afford a Tax Cut
    State revenue has grown for years
  172. Families Paying $1 Billion More In State Income Tax
  173. 'Gag Order' Put NMU On List of Anti-Free Speech Campuses
  174. Michigan Education Association Losing Members, Increasing Debt
    Union named one of five most ‘financially precarious’
  175. Use Extra Community College Money to Lower the Income Tax
    Taxpayer spending is up even as student numbers drop
  176. Real Class Credit for Taking 'Fake News' Course at University of Michigan
  177. Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit

    A “bottlenecker” is someone who uses the power of the government to limit competition in the market and artificially boost their own profits. Bottleneckers use a variety of methods to achieve their goals, including tax loopholes, regulations, occupational licensing requirements, minimum wage laws and many more. The end result when these special interest bottleneckers succeed is fewer choices and higher prices for consumers, fewer job opportunities for workers and less innovation throughout the economy.

  178. Nation’s First Hearing on Worker’s Choice Bill Happens Tuesday
    Missouri Legislature considering idea first presented by Mackinac Center
  179. To Boost Jobs in Detroit, Cut Regulations
    Why the Motor City has so few plumbers
  180. Michigan Pays for Fudged Climate Data
    Fake news, meet settled science
  181. Teacher Making $53,000 Says She Could Earn More as a Waitress
  182. You're Paying $1.29 Billion More For This
  183. Liberal Group Says Income Tax Cut Means Cops and Firefighters May Not Show Up
  184. GOP Governor Thanks House GOP Tax Cut Opponents
  185. Don’t Cut Income Tax Rate; Do Redistribute $1.8 Billion to Big Developers
    February 24, 2017, MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  186. Compel School Districts to Reward Great Teachers
    Wisconsin study highlights benefits of performance pay
  187. Donor Privacy Policy
  188. One State May Do Away With Taxpayer-Funded Tourism Promotion
    Why ending Florida’s “Pure Michigan” counterpart would benefit residents and visitors
  189. Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling
    An update through 2015
  190. Studies of Government-funded Tourism Promotion Withstand Criticism
    Publicly-funded marketing for tourism is a waste of money
  191. Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit
    Free Lansing luncheon Tuesday to discuss Michigan's regulatory structure
  192. These 12 Republicans Voted 'No' On Michigan Income Tax Cut
  193. $28K Or Less For First-Year Teachers? Three Districts Pay That
  194. These 20 Republicans Voted 'Yes' On Giving $1.8 Billion To Big Developers
  195. Michigan's Largest School Districts Breaking Teacher Pay Law
  196. Updated Research Affirms Link between Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling
    Interactive map shows taxes and smuggling by state
  197. Pushing Back Against Government Takings
    New bill would provide remedy for property violations
  198. Close Failing Public Schools? Not In Michigan — Yet
  199. Teacher Evaluations Out Of Sync With Outcomes
  200. Proposed Wind Turbines in Rural County Match States Tallest Skyscrapers
  201. Average Annual Taxpayer Savings: $173.52
  202. Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling
  203. Windmills Tall as Skyscrapers Proposed for Rural Michigan County
  204. House Republican Policy Plan Lays the Groundwork for Action
    Pensions, education, criminal justice all areas ripe for change
  205. New Subsidies More about Political Development than Economic Development
    Economic conditions matter more than giving targeted taxpayer dollars to developers
  206. Michigan's $6.3 Billion Broken Promise
  207. Detroit Public Schools Goes Big For Teacher Merit Pay
  208. State Pays More as Community College Tuition Rises, Enrollment Falls
  209. People First or Well Connected Developers?
    We should provide tax relief for all instead of favors to a select few
  210. Tax Cuts and Corporate Welfare
    February 17, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  211. Time for Labor Unions to Collect their Own Dues
    The on-going SEIU dues skim must end
  212. Michigan's 'Temporary' 2007 Tax Hike Took $770 Million Last Year
  213. How an 'Ineffective' Teacher Gets Third-Highest Pay Level
  214. Mackinac Center Analyst: Senate Bills 111-115 Are Corporate Cronyism
    LaFaive available to comment on pending legislation
  215. Sylvan Inn B & B v. Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Bureau
  216. Michigan's Worldwide Trading Economy
  217. Ronald Robinson v. Michigan Education Association
  218. Mackinac Center for Public Policy v. Department of Enviromental Quality
  219. Official ‘Bias Response’ Enforcers Stifle Michigan Universities
  220. Mackinac Center for Public Policy v. University of Michigan
  221. State Pension Funds Move To Risky Investments
    Lack of payoff on investments is biggest driver of underfunding
  222. Testimony: When Will Michigan Families Get Some Tax Relief Too?

    Testimony before the House Tax Policy Committee

  223. Mackinac Center Resumes Fight to Protect Free Speech Rights
    Northern Michigan inn owner sues to end unconstitutional marketing tax
  224. State Superintendent Claims First-Year Teachers Make $28K—We Can't Find Them
  225. Why Michigan Licensing Laws Are So Destructive
    Everything you need to know about occupational regulations in the Great Lakes State
  226. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Mackinac Center
    Our love for you in memes
  227. Number of Michigan Millionaires Grows 25-Fold
  228. Scofflaw School Districts Ignore Merit Pay Law, Face No Sanctions
  229. The InternNet
  230. Congress May Protect Private Pensions from State Bureaucrats
    Recent regulations allow states to create and manage retirement for private employees
  231. The Cost of High Cigarette Taxes
    Research reveals unintended consequences of tax
  232. Kentucky, Missouri Set Off Wave of Labor Reform
    2017 poised to be big year for worker freedom
  233. Teacher Melts Down, Disrupts, Curses, Quits, Walks — And Files To Get Job Back
  234. Loans From Corporate Welfare Agency Are, Like Its Job Promises, 'Uncollectible'
  235. Detroit Father Turns Boxing Interest Into Youth Enrichment Program
  236. School Hosts Advocacy Session for Tax Hike in Front of Students
    Politicking on the taxpayer dime
  237. Charitable Gambling, Special Needs Database, More Corporate Welfare
    February 10, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  238. Who Watches the Union’s Fake News Watchers?
  239. State Budget Growth Outpaces Inflation
  240. Trump is Wrong on Civil Forfeiture
    State should stop this end-run around the Constitution
  241. School Pension Iceberg: Beware What’s Under Budget Surface
  242. Higher Emissions Ahead: Closing Nuclear Plant Here Means More CO2
  243. Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver
    Education accountability system needs to be parent-friendly
  244. IMPACT January/February 2017
  245. 'Tax Cut Fever' In Lansing? Spending Increases Show Opposite
  246. Michigan School Pension Costs Almost Quadrupled
  247. Legislators Should Give Taxpayers the Income Tax Cut They Deserve
    With revenues increasing, the state can easily afford to lower rates
  248. Mackinac Center Expert Available for Comment on FY 2018 Budget Release
    Fiscal policy analyst to be in Lansing Wednesday for Snyder’s presentation
  249. Officials Shortchange School Pension Fund 7th Year In Row
  250. Detroit Children's Business Fair Application
  251. The Job No One Wants
  252. National Labor Expert: Right-To-Work Just the Beginning for Missouri
    Show-Me State poised to become next Wisconsin for labor reform
  253. Where did the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Go?
  254. Government Funding of Sports Arenas is an Expensive Psychological Boost
  255. A Better Way to Rank Schools
  256. Detroit Window Washer Tax
  257. Delayed Payment On Granholm Early Pension Gambit Raises Costs To Taxpayers
  258. Union Enlists a Mayor to Endorse Fabulist Claims on Teacher Pay
  259. Legislators Who Promote Transparency Should Start by Disclosing Corporate Welfare Deals
    MEDC secrecy patronizes lawmakers and public
  260. Senate Passes Probation and Parole Reforms
    February 3, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  261. Saginaw’s Lowest Performing Schools Get the Most Money
    More funding won’t fix failing schools
  262. And Then There Were 28
  263. Michigan House Bill Would Impose Sanctions On 'Sanctuary Cities'
  264. Michigan Wins When Immigrants Face a Fair and Predictable System
    Due process is an important part of an immigration system
  265. Michigan Taxpayers Don’t Need to Spend $4 Billion Annually on Infrastructure
    Recent report has been misinterpreted
  266. Open Records Law: U-M Cashes The Check But Fails To Deliver The Info
  267. The Pruitt EPA Nomination
    When worldviews clash
  268. Detroit’s Soccer Stadium Should Stand on its Own
    Stadiums are a bad investment for taxpayers
  269. 'Unregulated' Charter Schools? 13 Things You Did Not Know
  270. How ‘Good Character’ Provisions Create Bad Outcomes
    Barriers to employment can prevent some prisoners from reintegrating successfully
  271. Real Economy Creates 81 Jobs For Every 1 Promised by Business Subsidy Program
    Broad improvements to the business climate help more than special subsidies
  272. Michigan Environmental Office Repeatedly Stonewalls Record Requests
  273. Wasting No Time on Criminal Justice Reform
    Senate introduces some important proposals on day one of 2017 session
  274. Michigan Forfeiture Laws Improving, But State Transparency Still Falls Behind
  275. Public School Union Members Protest Their Own Union
  276. What This Russian College Student Thinks About Bernie Sanders
  277. State’s School Rankings Only Tell Part of Story
    By failing to account for poverty, Michigan unfairly puts some schools at bottom
  278. Detroit Schools Show Importance of School Choice
    Kids deserve more options, not fewer
  279. Recently Introduced Bills of Interest
    January 27, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report
  280. Federal Park Staffers Defy Presidential Order, Tweet Climate Change Warnings
  281. After Decades of Little Change, Why Are So Many States Going Right-to-Work?
  282. School Board Says DeVos 'Unfit' For Advocating Policies It Practices
  283. Ann Arbor School Board Member Weighs In On $150 Merit Pay
  284. Ann Arbor Schools: First There Is No Teacher Merit Pay, Then There Is
  285. What Happens When the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Ends?
    State could save millions by stopping ineffective subsidies
  286. Indiana Could See Cigarette Smuggling Leap with Excise Tax Increase
    Michigan may benefit from Hoosier hike
  287. Putting the Pieces in Place for School Choice
    Big picture points to more hopeful action
  288. Rising Economy Increased Michigan Tax Revenue More Than Gas Tax Hike
  289. Michigan College Busts Students For Giving Out U.S. Constitutions Without Permit
  290. Washington Post Bashes Detroit Charters Citing Study That Praises Detroit Charters
  291. Cheers for Detroit Schools Transparency
    District has come a long way
  292. Elect Speaker of the House; Names of Senators
    January 20, 2017 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report
  293. Mackinac Center Responds to State’s School Rankings
    State report confirms need for new grading system
  294. The Hypocrisy of 'Public' Education Rhetoric
    What’s being protected here: The Constitution or union dues?
  295. Most Charters Perform 'Significantly Better' Than District Schools on Core Subjects
  296. Speed Limits in Michigan Going Up
  297. DeVos, Charters, School Choice Threaten Democratic Party Finances
  298. Yesterday's Pension Underfunding Means Fewer Raises For Today's Teachers
  299. Government Growth Proposed in Gov. Snyder's 2017 State of the State
    Address included 12 proposed government expansions, one limitation
  300. DeVos Attacked For Supporting Free Speech, Due Process On Campus
  301. Incomes Rise in Right-to-Work Michigan; Officials Project More To Come
  302. Happy 50th Birthday Personal Income Tax
    Now go away
  303. Detroit Charters Far Outperform Traditional Schools
    Mackinac’s CAP scores align with rigorous research findings
  304. Mackinac Center Experts Available for Commentary on 2017 State of the State Address
    Policy analysts watching a wide range of topics
  305. State Officials Caused Michigan's Pension Crisis
  306. MCPP Recommendations 2017-2018
  307. President of Nation's Largest Teachers Union Got 23 Percent Pay Bump Last Year
  308. School Retirement System Continues to Harm Members
    Michigan's failed pension system is hurting school employees and taxpayers alike
  309. Lansing School District Ignores Law Requiring Teacher Merit Pay
  310. Michigan School Districts: We Have No Ineffective Teachers
  311. The 2016 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card
  312. Michigan Should End Civil Asset Forfeiture
    Require a criminal conviction before taking people’s property
  313. Resisting the Deforming Power of Government
    How to preserve the distinction between society and government
  314. 2016 Michigan Energy Roundup: Renewable Energy
    Final post in a series analyzing changes to Michigan's utility laws
  315. Clean Michigan Initiative Not the Only Remediation Fund
    Other sources for environmental clean-up eliminate need for further debt
  316. New High School Rankings Available in Unique Report Card
    New High School Rankings Available in Unique Report Card
  317. Court Rejects MDEQ’s Avoidance Tactics in Flint FOIA Lawsuit
    Motion to dismiss denied by State of Michigan Court of Claims
  318. Roseville Man Becomes Facebook Famous, and Criminally Liable, for Warming His Car
    Ignorance of the law is no excuse for leaving running vehicle unattended, police chief says
  319. The Law's the Law – Except When It Says Great Teachers Get Merit Pay
  320. Had Hillary Won, Granholm And Not DeVos Would Be Prepping for Confirmation
  321. How Education Secretary DeVos Could Help Michigan Advance Choice
    Two federal proposals that avoid dangerous overreach
  322. Kentucky Becomes Nation’s 27th Right-to-Work State
    Bluegrass State first of several likely to pass such legislation in 2017
  323. Number Getting Unemployment Checks Lowest In At Least 30 Years In Michigan
  324. Some Budget Ideas for 2017
  325. Be Wise in Deciding How to Spend Taxpayer Funds on Infrastructure
  326. Why Trade Schools Matter to Detroit
  327. Harvard Study Says Michigan Elections Less Democratic Than Cuba, North Korea, Iran
  328. Forward michigan-citizens-will-no-longer-have-to-pay-upfront-forfeiture-fee
  329. Mackinac Center, ACLU Applaud New Forfeiture Bill
    But call on state to require conviction
  330. Now People Won't Have to Pay a Bond to Recover Their Stuff from Police
  331. Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes
    A bigger budget means more money for programs beyond road repair
  332. Truth Optional When Teachers Union Defends Its Turf
  333. A Salute to Thomas Sowell
    The great economist is retiring
  334. Protecting Electricity Choice
    2016 Michigan Energy Roundup
  335. Michigan's Net Out-Migration Much Reduced But Still Negative
  336. In the Big Ten Conference of Migration Trends, Michigan Tops a Weak Division
  337. Michigan Stagnates on Economic Freedom Index
    After big recent gains, this state stuck in neutral
  338. U-M Prof Hints Scholars Down On School Choice, But Twice As Many Optimistic
  339. Government, Heavy Industry No Longer Dominate Michigan Economy
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