Tag: Mackinac Center

Mackinac Center State Of State Rankings

Governor’s First State of the State Address Includes Nine Proposed Government Expansions, Three Limitations Snyder’s speech a ‘mixed bag,’ said author of annual tally MIDLAND — Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2011 State of the State address included nine proposed expansions of…

Details and analysis on the State of The State

Tally of Proposed Government Expansions and Limitations in State of the State Address Available Wednesday Night Mackinac Center experts available before and after for analysis of public-sector benefits, regulatory reform, economic development, budget, education and other proposals MIDLAND — Mackinac…

Zarko FOIA Stopped At Highest Court.

Chetly Zarko was the plaintiff in a FOIA disagreement with the Howell education association.  Zarko wanted access to public records (emails) that were on the school system’s computers through the Freedom of Information process, and was denied. Although Zarko passed…

Adding Up State Legislative Votes

Nearly 3,000 Roll Call Votes of State Representatives and Senators Tallied for 2009-2010 More than 7,100 votes missed during session, according to MichiganVotes.org “Missed Votes Report” MIDLAND — The Michigan Senate took 1,388 roll call votes during the 2009-2010 legislative…

Michigan’s Regulatory Climate Drives Businesses Away

News from The Mackinac center.. According to New Mackinac Center Study, Michigan’s Regulatory Climate Drives Businesses and Jobs to States With Fewer Barriers. Harding: Legislature should act quickly to streamline ‘dysfunctional’ system, adopt specific reforms to make Michigan competitive MIDLAND…

New Media Replay

A Great Event!  We here are humbled to have been able to be a part of the panel discussion on the effect of new media. Below is a replay of the event held October 21, 2010 at the Oakland County…