A news service for the people of Michigan from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Wall Street Journal Op-ed - The story behind how public unions took taxpayers hostage.

Detroit News - Gov. Snyder puts public employee compensation under scrutiny.

WILX - Some lawmakers are attempting to make the Michigan legislature part-time.

Grand Rapids Press - More Hanger 42 felony charges.

Politico - President Obama's earmark threat flusters some.

Carpe Diem - A new report shows there is enough shale gas for the next 250 years.

Philadelphia Enquirer - The poor are not getting poor.

Cafe Hayek - Does free trade work?

 

Quote of the Week

"It's no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high."

-Rep. Paul Ryan

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246


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