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

Northern Michigan University economist Hugo Eyzaguirre discusses how raising the minimum wage will hurt emerging local economies. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."


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