A news service for the people of Michigan from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

For Union Dues Opt-Out Story, NPR Finds Teacher Making $27,000 Less Than Average 

National teachers union database paints a different picture of pay levels Read more

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Detroit Council Calls For $15 Minimum Wage; Many City Workers Get Less

Statement ‘strongly encourages downtown developers’ to pay a living wage Read more

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Big Piece of Utility’s Future Electricity Supply Plans: Michigan Consumers Use Less

Plan raises questions about who decides how customers use electricity, and how much they'll have Read more

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Michigan Has Added a Whole Miami Worth of Jobs Since Peak Recession

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State’s ‘Surplus Property’ Process Unchanged For Three Years After Warning of Fraud Risk

Agency responsible for selling unneeded equipment says fix finally put in place this spring Read more

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University Spending, Not a Lack of Taxpayer Support, Drives Higher Tuition

History suggests the schools pocket the additional taxpayer contributions and still raise tuition Read more

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Statistics, Anecdotes Point To Public Employees Mostly Doing Better Not Worse

Pay varies by geographic area and job, but hard to make case that government workers are suffering Read more

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Data Trashes ‘Detroit Schools Underfunded’ Narrative Yet Again

Yet the actual numbers are easily found on a state website Read more

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U of M’s Office Of Institutional Equity Is In Court For Due Process Violations

‘The accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him’ Read more

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Utility Consultant Suggests Basing Electric Capacity Plans On Idea That Carbon Caps Are Coming

Higher prices and less reliable power for Michigan customers are possible outcomes Read more

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