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Texas Energy Crisis a Warning for Michigan

New generation facilities should be reliable Read more

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A Timeline of Inconsistency

Data don’t justify the governor’s continued restrictions on gatherings Read more

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No Proof ‘Pause’ Worked

U-M study exaggerates its own findings Read more

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All That is Not Permitted is Prohibited

Gov. Whitmer’s strict approach makes well-meaning Michiganders into criminals Read more

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Pandemic Response Boosts Michigan Budget

Large increases in state spending due to federal transfers Read more

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Gov. Whitmer’s Switcheroo on Schools

Do the COVID metrics matter anymore? Read more

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Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ Should Be Thrown Overboard

It racks up too much debt, isn’t targeted and includes priorities unrelated to COVID Read more

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Will Restaurants Reopen Feb. 1?

Mixed messages and more confusion from the governor Read more

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State Budget 2022: Not Too Early to Cut Corporate and Industry Handouts

Michigan needs a fair field for all and favors for none Read more

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Reopen Classrooms or Send Money to Families

State needs to rethink education funding priorities Read more

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Michigan at Significant Risk of a 2021 Tax Hike

DC firm lays out factors that drive tax hikes around the country Read more

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About Legal Action Against Gov. Whitmer

A statement from the Mackinac Center Read more

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Less Road Funding from the Road-Fixing Governor

State spending up, but not for roads Read more

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Report: Give Local Governments More Money, But Don’t Ask Taxpayers

That’s the gist of a new study on local government finance in Michigan Read more

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Common Sense Licensing Reforms for Military Families a Good Start

Occupational licensing a needless barrier to jobs for too many Read more

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Flying By The Seat of Our Pants

COVID response suggest there’s no point to planning for pandemics Read more

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Michigan Lawmakers Make Progress on Pension Debts

But taxpayers still owe more than $50 billion to state-run pension systems Read more

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Beer, Tattoo Art and Groceries: Is There Nothing the State Won’t Subsidize?

Governments do a lousy job at creating jobs through its handout programs Read more

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State Budget Recovers From Pandemic

Weak case for additional federal coronavirus relief Read more

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Budget 2021: State of Corporate and Industry Handouts

Lawmakers should cut unnecessary and ineffective subsidy programs Read more

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Those Who Do Not Learn from History…

Years of bad economic development deals haven't prevented politicians from trying again Read more

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MEGA Mistake: Big Corporate Welfare Program Still a Waste

State economic development incentives often don’t result in much development. Read more

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New Study Shows 21st Century Jobs Fund a Bust

These programs should be repealed and their administrative agencies shut down Read more

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Should A Past Crime Bar Someone From Becoming A Roofer?

Michigan gets poor grades on licensing laws that keep reformed criminals unemployed Read more

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Jobs Program Creates Jobs at Killer Cost

MBDP resources should go to higher priorities Read more

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