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

Michigan Chamber of Commerce: Union-Backed Ballot Proposals Will Harm Business 

Employers may find it hard to manage their business under paid leave measure Read more

Commentary

A Plea for Skepticism about the MEDC: An Open Letter

Lawmakers should take a closer look at economic development programs Read more

News Story

Subsidies For A Few And Tax Hikes For The Rest Worked Poorly Here

All the former governor’s selective corporate handouts couldn’t overcome her huge tax hike or the Great Recession Read more

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State Corporate Welfare Didn't Work For Greenville

Centerpiece of previous governor’s economic policy, has also been favored by current candidates Read more

Commentary

Michigan’s Trial Courts Have a Major Funding Problem

The statutory scheme that keeps them running is set to expire in 2020 – and there’s no back up plan in place yet Read more

News Story

Medicaid Dues Skim May Come To An End, After All

Friends, relatives of disabled individuals among those swept into public sector unions Read more

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Election Night: More Corporate Handouts or More Personal Income Tax Cuts?

As expected, both candidates have different plans for economic growth Read more

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Municipal Governments Blame State For Their Property Tax Hikes

A presumption that state assistance should only go up Read more

Commentary

A Flip Of A Switch

Not all energy is there when you need it Read more

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94 Hours A Week: Presumed Load For This Financial Manager Of Three Michigan Cities

He’s collecting six-figure salaries from two of those metro-area municipalities Read more

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