Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Speaker Verbally Attacked on a College Campus Talks to Renk
The former President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy Lawrence W. Reed talks about being attacked while speaking on a college campus.  Larry was in fact the first president of Michigan’s Mackinac Center for Public Policy, where he served for 20 years...
Mackinac: Convert DPS To Charters
The struggle to keep the Detroit Public Schools afloat continues, as the emergency financial manager has told union officials they can't pay district employees after the end of June. By then, the district will run out of money.
Various ideas have come up, as the state faces the prospect of baili…
Conservatives & Liberals Agree?
Apparently there is something that liberals and conservatives can agree on, and that is a plan to reduce the number of prisoners in Michigan.
We’re All Criminals In Michigan
You are probably going to break the law today if you live in Michigan, and you will not even know it.
I just read an article by Ingrid Jacques in the The Detroit News and apparently Michigan has so many laws on the book that our politicians have no idea what they are.  I...
Mac Center: Roads Can Be Fixed Without Tax Hike
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy suggests a hike in the sales tax in Michigan to fund road repairs is not necessary, given the number of areas the center has identified as government waste in the state.
Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center, tells…
Mackinac Center Ideas To Cut State Budget
It seems when we hear lawmakers or candidates campaign, we here them talking about leaner budgets and cost savings - fiscal responsibility, to use the buzzwords. Michael LaFaive, fiscal policy director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, tells The Richard …