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Incumbent’s Record Targeted and Defended in Michigan's 46th

Rep. Bradford Jacobsen and John Reilly discuss their differences on energy mandates, select subsidies

… performance audit of the MEDC, found that only 19 … result, it shows that it (MEDC) is a joke. Fixing the … would be by taking the MEDC money out of the budget. Rep. … Jacobsen: [The] MEDC has been under scrutiny … more

Defining The Primary In Michigan's 89th: Two Candidates, Two Views

Rep. Amanda Price vs. Matthew Wiedenhoeft

… percent of the jobs that MEDC originally projected … actually materialized. MEDC supporters argue that … past performance of MEDC and now under Gov. Snyder, … continuing to fund MEDC 25 percent of originally-projected … more

Here's Where the Candidates Stand In Michigan's 42nd House Race

Nick Fiani, Rich Perlberg, Dale Rogers and Lana Theis sound off

… Development Corp. (MEDC), the film subsidy program, … Development Corporation (MEDC) is known as the state s … companies? Perlberg : The MEDC improved slightly under … YES! YES! YES! to MEDC transparency reforms … more

GOP Candidates For Michigan's 80th House District Tackle the Issues

Cindy Gamrat vs. Steve Schulz

… Development Corp. (MEDC) and the state film … jobs. I believe the MEDC, particularly under … demands that [the] MEDC be completely transparent … is to eliminate the MEDC, she said. Years … more

Incumbent’s Voting Record, Philosophy Challenged In Michigan's 107th

Rep. Frank Foster vs. Lee Chatfield

… Development Corp. (MEDC) to fund subsidy projects, … 2013 Q. Regarding MEDC transparency, which … this package holds the MEDC to a greater account … performance audit of the MEDC found that only 19 percent … more

Educators Facing Off In Michigan's 59th House District

Superintendent Roger Rathburn vs. teacher Aaron Miller in the Republican primary

… and subsidies. The MEDC and related programs … transparency reforms to the MEDC and would vote to eliminate … elimination of the MEDC funds. The problem … more

Stances on Corporate Welfare a Difference In Michigan's 39th House Race

Rep. Klint Kesto vs. Deb O'Hagan

… Development Corp. (MEDC), the film subsidy program, … in Michigan via the MEDC, which spends about … 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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