Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative

The Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative is dedicated to producing high quality research and timely analysis of fiscal policy issues in Michigan. Built on four policy pillars — budget, tax, economic development and privatization — the Initiative educates decision makers about the importance of making sound policy choices for a free society.

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Latest Articles

State’s MBDP Job Creation Claims an Inconvenient Fiction

Just because government says its effective doesn’t mean it is … more

Study: Michigan Business Development Program of Questionable Merit

Research shows decline in jobs in counties where subsidized projects are located … more

Michigan’s Long 'Bad Driver Tax' Nightmare Will Finally End

A revenue-grab from Michigan’s lost decade left a trail of social costs and broken lives … more

Michigan May Surpass 2000 Employment Levels Soon

An important milestone of recovery for the Great Lakes State … more

Illinois Takes Pension Advice From ‘The Simpsons’

Michigan has done a lot to avoid this fate … more

Politicians Cannot Keep Up With Dynamic Economy

Subsidies for a handful, costs for everyone else … more

Come or Go, Amazon’s HQ Decision Means Little to Michigan Economy

It’s a magnet for agenda-driven interpretation though … more

Governor Granholm Called to Underfund Pensions 6 Years Before Company Bankruptcy

There is no natural constituency for properly funding pensions … more

2017 Was Good For Michigan

State economy continues to expand … more