Tag: Mackinac Center

Smoking Ban Effect Hazy?

Well only if one wants it to be. I might add, that I am aware of a bar in the thumb area which has not only lost regulars because of this ban signed into law by the worst governor in…

Tools Become Available

New Online Database Provides Unique ‘Context and Performance’ Information for Every Standard Michigan Public High School Data for 678 schools range from ACT and MME scores to percentage of students qualifying for federal school lunch subsidies; chance to ‘uncover hidden…

State Hides Voting Records

At least that is what the end result will be for some, as the state of Michigan removes its links to the popular “Michigan Votes” website operated by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Midland based think tank. The…

Michigan Education Financial Comparison?

Center Study Compares Financial Data for Michigan’s Urban, Suburban, Town and Rural School Districts Study analyzes revenue and operational spending for all Michigan school districts during seven-year period, ‘may call a few conventional notions into question,’ says study’s author MIDLAND…

Zarko FOIA Case Continues With New Action

Mackinac Center and Michigan Press Association to File Documents With Michigan Supreme Court in Key FOIA Case School district’s FOIA denial yesterday suggests last year’s Court of Appeals ruling may be deployed to hide public employees’ use of government resources…

DHS Director Corrigan: They Are NOT Employees

State of Michigan to Stop Illegal ‘Union Dues’ Withdrawals From Checks to Home-Based Day Care Providers ‘Fantastic news’ needs to be coupled with legislative action to prevent similar schemes in the future, says Mackinac Center attorney MIDLAND — A spokesperson for…