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.

Latest Articles

Governor's Tourism Conference Must Address Pure Michigan Shortfalls

Mackinac Center analyst offers counterpoint to state’s promotion campaign … more

In the Battle for Jobs, Subsidy Programs Shoot Blanks

More subsidies won’t improve economy … more

Statement on the FY2018 Federal Budget Blueprint

Lots of details to work out, but budget deserves recognition … more

Michigan Already Awash in Business Subsidies

Lawmakers should reject latest proposal for more … more

Tax Hike Cost Michigan Households $1000

Lawmakers can afford to lower taxes … more

Michigan Legislators Don’t Receive Pensions

Now let’s solve the problem for the rest of government workers … more

Michigan Can Afford a Tax Cut

State revenue has grown for years … more

Use Extra Community College Money to Lower the Income Tax

Taxpayer spending is up even as student numbers drop … more

Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling

An update through 2015 … more

Studies of Government-funded Tourism Promotion Withstand Criticism

Publicly-funded marketing for tourism is a waste of money … more