Tag: Michigan

Tag: Michigan

  • Michigan State of the State: A Comeback Story image

    Michigan State of the State: A Comeback Story

    Fortune is changing in the state of Michigan following decades of extreme economic adversity, from the rapid downturn in the auto industry to the downward population spiral in Detroit. Governor …

  • ALEC Applauds Michigan’s MPSPERS Pension Reform Efforts image

    ALEC Applauds Michigan’s MPSPERS Pension Reform Efforts

    This reform package preserves retirement security for existing and future employees while putting in place a more fiscally sustainable benefit for new workers. Both teachers and taxpayers win.

  • State of the State: Michigan image

    State of the State: Michigan

    Fortunately, the governor recognizes that the government can best enable growth by removing artificial obstacles to entrepreneurs: “Over the last few years we dumped the dumbest tax in America, we cut needless regulations, we started paying down our long-term debt, we started saving for the future, we laid the groundwork for success we have today so our businesses could create jobs. We create the environment for job creation, we don’t create those jobs.”

  • Taxing Free Speech image

    Taxing Free Speech

    Why should a small business owner be required to fund advertising for his competitors? David Gersenson and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy are demanding an answer from the Sleeping …

  • Can Detroit Touch Pensions? image

    Can Detroit Touch Pensions?

    Municipal bankruptcy and public pension problems go hand in hand. Different cities have taken varying approaches to public pension.

  • Bankruptcy in Detroit: Harsh Reality and Ray of Hope image

    Bankruptcy in Detroit: Harsh Reality and Ray of Hope

    After decades of utter mismanagement combined with a collapsing population, the City of Detroit became the largest municipality in United States history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

  • The Real Size of Detroit’s Pension Funding Gap image

    The Real Size of Detroit’s Pension Funding Gap

    Detroit teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. Questions about the city's pension obligations loom large.