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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

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
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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

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

Capitol Confidential Interview: Kent County Land Bank Executive Director Ken Parrish

Kent County Treasurer Ken … of the Kent County Land Bank. The following is the … efficient means for counties to recoup the taxes … more

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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