Mackinac Center for Public Policy InvestigationPosted: November 29, 2011
Although operating as a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy would appear to engage in lobbying which is an activity prohibited by those charitable organizations that enjoy this status. (Charities operating under this coverted tax exempt status receive many priviledges not granted to other organizations since they engage in activities that are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. In addition, donations are tax-deductible.
Progress Michigan has asked the state Legislature to release all emails and other communications between lawmakers and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, including those of a lobbying nature, in light of the center’s admission that its goal is to “outlaw government collective bargaining in Michigan.”
View a related disclosure concerning emails between the Mackinac Center and members of the legislature that suggests a political agenda of harming teachers and their unions.