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James M. Hohman

Director of Fiscal Policy

James M. Hohman is the director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He holds a degree in economics from Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

Just A Reminder Of The Growing State Budget

Tax cuts cost much less than recent budget increases … more

Cities and Suburbs Should Grow Together

The fastest growing areas gain residents in both cities and suburbs … more

Seventy Percent of Michigan School Districts Contract Out for Services

Latest survey results show continued widespread use of private contractors … more

The State Budget is Larger Than $10 Billion

State can afford to spend more on roads and cut taxes … more

How to Control the Pension Debt

Company Turns Down Taxpayer Subsidies

Most jobs are created without state support … more

Michigan Wages and Benefits Recovers

But private-sector compensation lags … more

How to Control the Pension Debt

The costs of pension liabilities have grown out of control … more

What Would it Mean to Unleash the MEDC?