Kent R. Davis

Kent R. Davis served as senior adviser for science at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy from 1997 to 2005. He has over 35 years of industry experience in technology, manufacturing … more

George C. Landrith

Landrith is president of Frontiers of Freedom Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans and … more

Clay Landry

Clay Landry is a research associate at the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and the author of Saving Our Streams Through Water Markets: A Practical Guide. more

Kent B. Herrick

Vice Chairman

Kent Herrick is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He is president of Thermogy, a start-up LLC focused on the development and commercialization … more

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Land Banks Buying Properties Private Buyers Would Want

Original land bank law aimed at 'undesirable' properties

Kent County's Land Bank has been acquiring … tax auctions. In Kent County, local governments … more

Court Rules in Favor of Land Bank

Some properties blocked from competitive tax auction will go to nonprofits

… estate agents suing the Kent County Land Bank for blocking tax … bank coordinated with Kent County government to … more

Kent County Land Bank Is Not a Good Deal For Citizens

Recent report from the land bank promoting generous return on investment missing key information

… recent report from the Kent County Land Bank claims the agency's … consider other costs to Kent County government and … more

New Challenge to Land Bank Purchasing Practice

Citizen joins effort to stop Kent County Land Bank from getting property before it goes to auction

… the legality of the Kent County Land Bank's purchasing practices … court. At issue, is the Kent County Land Bank's practice … more

MichiganVotes: Proposed Bill Would Provide Accountability For Land Banks

County land banks rife with problems

… materialized. The Kent County Land Bank has … The Wayne County Land Bank scooped up 240 … they tend to be run by counties and have had multiple … more

Indy Land Bank Officials Indicted

Michigan needs to review land bank operations

banks, such as the Kent County Land Bank and … of the Indianapolis Land Bank on May 28 after a months-long … law allows. The Kent County Land Bank created … more

Kent County Considers Land Bank Changes

A Kent County Board of Commissioners … recommending that the Kent County Land Bank  be prohibited  from … more

Kent County Taxpayers Question Land Bank

… upcoming tax auction Kent County acted directly … 40 properties  over to the Kent County Land Bank to prohibit private … individuals. On July 12, the Kent County Board of Commissioners … more

County Blocks Private Citizens From Purchasing Home; Buys The Property Itself

Sale proceeds could be used to fund Kent County Land Bank Authority's operations

The Kent County government blocked … in the property, the Kent County Land Bank Authority acquired it … more

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