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Memo to Reporters: Follow the Money!

On Hollywood subsidies

… Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Idea Super Subsidies Housing … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Senate Votes to Continue Film Subsidies

Will House put Michigan residents above Hollywood actors?

… program, meaning the subsidies are set to continue … more

Michigan Has Fewer Film Jobs Than it Did Prior to Incentive Program

$500 million later, 100 fewer jobs

… $50 million per year subsidizing film productions. … Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Michigan Senate Votes to Remove Sunset Provision Ending Hollywood Subsidies

Bill also removes cap on high-paid actors; now moves to the House

… money used for the film subsidies could better be spent … Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

One Sector Grew Last Decade: Corporate Welfare

Very few jobs to show for special favors, subsidies

… allocating state research subsidies to the state actually … nature of these film subsidies was ended, replaced … been spent on these subsidies, with little to show … more

Will Michigan Taxpayers Be Giving KISS Millions For the Rock Band's Film?

Gene Simmons slaps down socialism but KISS film may accept film subsidies

… Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad … Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz' Cost … more

Electric Vehicle Battery Subsidy Failures Evident Early On

Former Gov. Granholm defends her policies in Detroit Free Press article

… credits and direct subsidies to four companies … also voted for the subsidies. "This is why … more

Why Film Subsidies Must Go

Independent studies show Hollywood corporate welfare a bust

… clear conclusion: Film subsidies have to go. Researchers … purest form of direct subsidies for the rich … taxpayers. Film subsidies were approved by a … more

House Budget Puts Roads Above Film Subsidies

Some Republicans protecting Big Hollywood corporate welfare

… Michigan. The film subsidies are an inefficient … low-hanging fruit like film subsidies, select subsidy programs … more

Commentary: Tourism Study Flawed

State needs to abandon subsidy favors

State needs to abandon subsidy favors.

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Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Education Policy Audrey Spalding describes her latest study on right-to-work law violations in public school contracts and suggests why districts and unions are ignoring the law.


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