1. Why Michigan Needs Regulatory Reform


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    Business owners across Michigan attempting to start up or expand their businesses have been thwarted by Michigan's overreaching, unresponsive regulatory regime. The Mackinac Center's senior…

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    • Boondoggle in the Motor City: Detroit's Train to Nowhere


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      Detroit has become a place Hollywood directors come for great wreckage shots. One quarter of the city's 140 square miles are deserted. Detroit public school students boast the nation's worst…

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      • Where There's Cigarette Taxes, There's Smuggling


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        In a 2010 update to their 2008 study "Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling" (http://www.mackinac.org/10005), Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit show the strong correlation between high cigarette taxes…

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        • Kent County School Services Privatization Lawsuit


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          The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is suing 10 Kent County school districts and the Kent County Education Association to remove illegal contract language that states that the school districts will…

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          • The Underfunded Myth


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            Michigan school expenditures have nearly quadrupled since 1960. As measured by personal income, Michigan devotes more state and local tax revenue to schools than any other state besides Vermont. Read…

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            • Government Takings of Private Property: Susette Kelo's Story


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              "The government stole my home." http://www.mackinac.org/10279

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              • The Savings Myth


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                School employees on the whole have not saved taxpayers money through contract concessions and have remained relatively shielded from Michigan's economic downturn. Michigan's teachers are…

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                • The Alternatives: New Media


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                  How New Media Are Transforming the Political Landscape with John Fund, Henry Payne, Frank Beckmann, Ken Braun and Kathy Hoekstra. Read more at www.mackinac.org/13750

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                  • An Evening with the Mackinac Center: L. Brooks Patterson


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                    Here's the archive of the Mackinac Center's event on 10/14 featuring L. Brooks Patterson.

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                    • Joe Lehman on Comcast Newsmakers


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                      "What Michigan state government could do best of all is get out of the business of picking winners and losers and lower burdens on everyone." http://www.mackinac.org/13673

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