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

Updated Research Highlights Impact of Cigarette Tax Evasion

New York still an empire of smuggled smokes as Nevada leaps towards the top … more

Strong Link Between Cigarette Tax and Illegal Smuggling Rates

The negative and unintended consequences of excise taxes … more

State Funding for Universities Continues Upward Climb

Lawmakers should question what taxpayers get for more money … more

The Great Lakes Trough Truce

Spending interest groups only ask for more money … more

Study on Arkansas Tourism Campaign Should Make You Scratch Your Head about Pure Michigan

If economic impacts are as stated, the tourism industry should pay for its own ad campaign … more

The Steel Industry, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay for New Soo Lock

Industry should pay for the services it uses … more

New Pure Michigan Return-on-Investment Figure Won’t Include All Costs

Previous estimation excluded 50 percent-plus of program costs … more

Pure Fiction: State Tourism Cost-Benefit Analysis Ignores Costs

The full cost of the Pure Michigan advertising campaign is ignored … more

When the Goal of Spending Money is to Spend Money

Transit should instead be about getting people places … more

A Look At The State Budget for Business Subsidies

Old ideas get new taxpayer cash … more