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Are Michigan’s corporate giveaways masking the state’s real problem?

Why do Michigan’s biggest companies require state subsidies to expand here? Read more

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Michigan government lacking in transparency

The Mackinac Center supports the right of the people to know what their governments are doing Read more

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Why run for Michigan governor? Whitmer, and worries for the future

Whitmer is the reason her challengers ran, not a deterrent Read more

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How free are we really?

Nine hundred new laws are too many Read more

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Should bipartisanship be celebrated in Michigan?

Gov. Whitmer touts signing of 900th law. Why is this a good thing? Read more

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Michigan still has 30 emergency powers laws on the books

Reforming these laws and placing guardrails on all emergency powers in Michigan is crucial Read more

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How Michigan can have term limits and lifetime service

A modest proposal to bring the best of both worlds to Lansing Read more

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We are not as divided as we think

When it comes to government spending, there’s got to be a better way Read more

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UN touts, then memoryholes, ‘the benefits of world hunger’

Author tells CapCon it’s 'unfortunate' that the paper was removed Read more

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With P-20 education, the government wants to raise your children

Michigan schools that fail in their basic mission are taking interest in the ‘Whole Child.’ Why? Read more

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Celebrate freedom, but be sure to speak up, too

Michigan Capitol Confidential is Michigan's Watchdog. We are asking for your help. Read more

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Michigan needs skeptical citizens, not good partisans

Demand more than red or blue ties from politicians — Demand a vision for a free future. Read more

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Don’t toss out history when responding to schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion plans

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If you must retry 2020, start with lockdowns, not the election

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Kids can’t read. Drag queens won’t help.

Nessel makes foolish comments while Michigan's school crisis deepens Read more

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Stabenow has lost touch with Michigan residents

Suffering drivers should get help, not mockery Read more

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Drag shows for kids are inappropriate. In Michigan, should they be illegal?

‘There Should Be A Law’ is the banner over every government overreach Read more

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In Michigan’s opioid crisis, deaths are the problem – not stigma

Why deal with the problem when you can change the conversation? Read more

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Government as Santa

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Michigan Lawmakers Approve $1 Billion in New Corporate Subsidies

Their votes can be seen and tracked on a business subsidy scorecard Read more

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A Bad Look For A County Health Department

Science is politics, policy is spin, ignorance is useful Read more

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Masks in School and Misplaced Priorities

Children are more at risk from fatal accidents than from COVID-19 Read more

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Governments Light Up Cigarette Smuggling

A tax hike will make cigarette smuggling even more lucrative Read more

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Clearing Up the Record on Michigan Charter Schools

A Response to Misguided Claims in The New Yorker Read more

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Governor’s Pandemic Response Was Rarely Backed by Science

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