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Mackinac Center for Public Policy review 2013 in Michigan


LANSING (WKZO) -- The conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy is looking back on the year that was for Michigan, and noticing that not a whole lot happened. The Center's Michael LaFaive says that, all in all, state government was a bit inactive this year, which he found surprising, given the number of reforms enacted in the previous two years.

One big issue that was dealt with in Lansing -- the wrong way, in LaFaive's opinion -- was the expansion of Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. He feels that'll end up costing Michigan in the end.

However, LaFaive does give Governor Rick Snyder credit for doing something to help resolve the ongoing debt crisis in Detroit. He thinks that the state should have intervened in the city years before it finally happened.