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

This Michigan Utility Is Planning Your Energy Future

We’ll be much more dependent on intermittent power sources and buying electricity from out of state Read more

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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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