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Return
of
Organization
ExemptFrom
Income
Tax
d
Form
99
0
Under
section
501
(c),
527,or
4947(
a)(1)
of
the
Internal
Revenue
Code
(except
black
lung
Departrtientof
the
Treasury
benefit
trust
orprivate
foundation)
,d.Internal
Revenue
Service
^
The
organization
may
have
to
use
a
copy
of
this
ret
urn
tosatisfy
statereporting
requirement
A
Forthe
2010
calendaryear
,
ortax
year
beginning
B
check
if
C
Name
of
organization
applicable.
Addren
MACKINACCENTERFORPUBLICPOLICY
and
OMB
No
1545-0047
2010
D
Employer
identification
number
Orc+
ee
Doin
Business
As
38-2701547
Initial
Number
and
street
(
or
P
0
box
if
mail
is
notdelivered
tostreet
address
)
Room
/
suite
ETelephone
number
Datein-
140
WESTMAIN
STREET,
P.
O.
BOX
568
(
989
)
631-0900
return
mended
Cityor
town
,
stateor
country
,
and
ZIP
+
4
G
Gross
recepts
s
3,761,159.
Ob;^ll`a
MIDLAND
,
MI
48640
H(a)
Is
this
a
group
return
pending
F
Name
and
address
of
p
rinci
pal
officer:JOSEPH
G.
LEHMAN
for
affiliates
?
Yes
EKI
No
SAME
AS
C
ABOVE
H(b)
Are
all
affiliates
included?
Yes
=No
I
Tax-exem
p
t
status
:
0
01
(
c
)(
3
)
0
01
c
(
insert
no
4947
(
a
)(
1
)
or
527
If
'No,
*
attach
a
list.
(see
instructions)
J
Website
:
^
WWW
.
MACKINAC
.
ORG
H
(
c
)
Group
exem
p
tion
number
^
K
Form
of
org
anization
OX
Corporation
Trust
Association
[
ther
^
L
Year
of
formation
19
8
8
M
State
of
le
g
al
domicile
MI
Part
t
Summary
1
Briefly
describe
the
organization
'
smission
or
most
sign
ifi
cant
activities
:
CONDUCTSCHOLARLYRESEARCH
AND
ANALYSIS
OF
THESTATEOF
MICHIGAN
PUBLIC
POLICY
ISSUES
TO
IMPROVE
2
Check
this
box
101,
L
I
if
the
oraanlzatlon
discontinued
its
ooeratlons
or
dlsoosed
of
more
than2
5%
of
its
net
a
aets_
3
Number
of
voting
members
of
the
governing
body
(Part
VI,line
1
a)
3
14
Cd
4
Number
of
independent
voting
members
of
thegoverning
body
(Part
VI,line
1
b)
4
13
m
5
Total
number
ofindividuals
employed
in
calendar
year
2010
(PartV,
line
2a)
-
5
41
6
Total
number
of
volunteers
(estimate
If
necessary)
6
0
7a
Total
unrelated
business
revenuefrom
Part
VIII,
column
(C),line
12
7a
0.
b
Net
unrelated
business
taxable
income
from
Form
990-T,
line
34
7b
0.
...........
Prior
Year
Current
Year
3
18
35
9
83
3
83
14T
8
Contributions
and
grants
(Part
VIII,
line
1
h)
,,
.,,.
19
Program
service
revenue
(Part
VIII,
line
2g)
6,693.
11,769.
v10
Investment
Income
(Part
VIII,
column
(A),
lines3,4!
aid
7d)
U
r
..
n
119,727.
116,243.
11
Otherrevenue
(Part
VIII,
column
(A),
lines
5,
6d,8ct
9
10c,
and
11
e
1
L
19
^r
0.0.
12
Total
revenue
-
add
lines
8
throu
g
h
11
(
must
ualPart_V.III,.column-
.
,-fine
12
J!
0
3,310,018.
3,511,159.
13
Grants
and
similar
amounts
paid
(Part
IX,
column
(A),
line
-BD
N
I
I
T
0E
J
11,000.1,000.
,
14
Benefits
d
to
or
for
members
Part
IX,
column
al
(
(A),
line
4)
-
0.
0.
m15
Salaries,
other
compensation,
employee
benefits
(Part
IX,
column
(A),
lines
5-10)
2,085,784.
.
2
,264,396.
c16a
Professionalfundraising
fees
(Part
IX,
column
(A),
line
11
e)
0.
0.
a
xb
Totalfundraising
expenses
(Part
IX,
column
(D),
line
25)
^
329,306.
W
17Other
expenses
(Part
IX,
column
(A),
lines
11a-11
d,
11
f-24f)
-
1,280,384.1,135,856.
18
Total
expenses.
Add
lines
13.17
(mustequal
Part
IX,
column
(A),
line
25)
3
,
377
,
168.
3
,
401
,
252.
19
Revenue
less
e
xpe
nses.Subtract
line
18
from
line
12
<67,150.
>
109,907.
v
y
Be
g
innin
gof
Current
Year
End
of
Year20
Total
assets
(Part
X,
line
16)
7,456,862.
7,694,441
-
.
-
21
Total
liabilities
(Part
X,
line
26)
-
111
,
120.
113
,
338.
zu-
22
Netassets
or
fund
balances.Subtract
line
21
from
line
20
7
345
,
742.
1
7
,
581
,
106.
Part
U
Signature
BI
k
Under
penalties
of
perjury
,I
d
I
a
have
a
ed
t
retur
cludmgaccompanying
schedules
and
statements,
and
to
thebest
of
my
knowledge
and
belief,
it
is
true,
correct
,
and
complete
r
ion
f
prep
(
oththacer
)
is
basedon
all
information
of
which
preparer
has
any
knowledge.
®
Sign
Signature
cer
Here
'
JOSE
G.
LEHMAN,
PRESIDENT
Type
or
t
name
and
title
Print/Type
preparers
name
r
s
Ignatu
Paid
VICKI
L.
VANDENBERG,
CP
Preparer
Firm's
name
kil,
PLANTE
&
MORAN,PLLC
Use
OnlyFirm'saddress
^
750
TRADE
CENTRE
WAY,ST
PORTAGE,
MI49002
032001
02
-22-11
LHA
For
Paperwork
Reduction
Act
Notice,
see
thesepe
SEE
SCHEDULE
0
FOR
ORGANIZATION
MI
 
Form
99001Q
MACKINAC
CENTER
FORPUBLIC
POLICY
38-2701547
Pa
e2
Part
411
Statement
of
Program
Service
Accomplishments
Check
if
Schedule
0
contains
a
response
to
any
question
in
this
Part
III
[X
1
Briefly
describe
the
organization'smission:
OUR
MISSION
IS
TOBE
THE
MOSTRESPECTEDANDINFLUENTIAL
SOURCE
OF
PUBLICPOLICYRESEARCH,
ANALYSISANDEDUCATION
IN
MICHIGAN.
THE
MACKINACCENTER
FORPUBLIC
POLICY
IS
COMMITTED
TO
PROVIDING
THE
FREE-MARKET
PERSPECTIVE,
RESULTING
IN
SUPERIOROPPORTUNITIES
AND
2
Didthe
organization
undertakeany
significant
program
services
during
the
year
which
were
not
listed
on
the
prior
Form990
or
990-EZ?
Yes
0
o
If
'Yes,'
describe
these
new
services
on
Schedule
0.
3
Did
the
organization
cease
conducting
,
or
make
sign
ifi
cant
changes
in
how
it
conducts,
anyprogram
services?
[]Yes
No
If
'Yes,'
describe
these
changesonSchedule
0.
4
Describethe
exempt
purpose
achievements
for
each
of
the
organization
'
sthree
largest
program
services
byexpenses.
Section
501
(c
)(
3)
and
501
(
c)(4)
organizations
and
section
4947(
a)(1)
trusts
arerequired
toreport
the
amount
of
grants
and
allocations
toothers
,
the
total
expenses,
and
revenue
,
if
any
,
for
eachprogram
servicereported.
4a
(Code
:
)
(Expenses$
2
6
0
,
4
7
0
.
including
grants
of
$
)
(Revenue$
CONDUCT
SCHOLARLYRESEARCHAND
ANALYSIS
OF
STATE
OF
MICHIGAN
PUBLICPOLICY
ISSUES
RELATED
TOTHE
STATE'SBUDGETAND
FISCAL
RESPONSIBILITY,AND
COMMUNICATE
THE
RESULTS
OF
THAT
RESEARCH
AND
ANALYSIS
TO
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS,
IN
ORDER
TO
IMPROVE
THE
QUALITY
OF
LIFEFORALL
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS
BY
ADVANCING
THE
PRINCIPLES
OF
A
FREE-MARKET
ECONOMY,
LIMITED
GOVERNMENT
ANDRESPECT
FOR
PRIVATEPROPERTY.
4b
(Code
:
)
(Expenses$
217
,
6
03
.
including
grants
of
$
)
(Revenue
$
CONDUCTSCHOLARLYRESEARCHAND
ANALYSIS
OF
STATE
OF
MICHIGAN
PUBLICPOLICY
ISSUES
RELATED
TOSCIENCE,THE
ENVIRONMENTANDTECHNOLOGY,ANDCOMMUNICATE
THE
RESULTS
OF
THAT
RESEARCH
AND
ANALYSIS
TO
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS,
IN
ORDER
TO
IMPROVE
THE
QUALITY
OF
LIFE
FOR
ALL
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS
BY
ADVANCING
THE
PRINCIPLES
OF
A
FREE-MARKET
ECONOMY,
LIMITED
GOVERNMENT
ANDRESPECT
FOR
PRIVATEPROPERTY.
4c
(Code:
)(
Expenses
$
I
/
5
,
tf
/
Z
.
including
grants
of
$
)
(
Revenue
$
PUBLICINTEREST
LAWFIRMTHATADVANCESINDIVIDUALFREEDOM
AND
THE
RULE
OF
LAW
IN
MICHIGANTHROUGHSTRATEGICLITIGATION
AND
EDUCATION
OFTHEPUBLICTOSECURE
THE
LIBERTIES
OF
MICHIGAN'S
RESIDENTS,WORKERS,STUDENTSAND
ENTREPRENEURS.CONDUCTSCHOLARLYRESEARCHANDANALYLSIS
OFSTATE
OF
MICHIGAN
PUBLIC
POLICY
ISSUES
RELATED
TO
THERULEOFLAW
AND
LITIGATION,AND
COMMUNCATE
THE
RESULTS
OFTHAT
RESEARCH
AND
ANALYSIS
TO
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS,
IN
ORDER
TO
IMPROVETHE
QUALITYOF
LIFEFORALL
MICHIGAN
CITIZENS
BY
ADVANCING
THE
PRINCIPLES
OF
A
FREE-MARKET
ECONOMY,
LIMITEDGOVERNMENT
AND
RESPECT
FOR
PRIVATE
PROPERTY.
4d
Other
program
services.
(Describe
in
Schedule
0.)
(Expenses
$
2
,
0
85
,
2
20
.
including
grants
of
$
1,000.
)(
Revenue
$
11,769.
)
4e
Total
program
service
expenses
^
2,739,165.
Form
990
(2010)
032002
12-21-10
2
16060726099776
46932
2010.04000MACKINACCENTERFOR
PUBLIC
469321
 
Form990
01Q
MACKINACCENTER
FORPUBLIC
POLICY
38-2701547
Pa
ge
3
Part
'IV]
Checklist
of
Required
Schedules
Yes
No
1
Is
the
organization
described
in
section
501
(c)(3)
or4947(a)(1)(other
thana
private
foundation)?
If
'Yes,"
completeSchedule
A
...
......
.
...
...
1
X
2
Is
the
organizationrequiredto
completeSchedule
B,
Schedule
of
Contributors?
....
.
---
2
X
3
Did
theorganization
engage
in
direct
or
indirect
political
campaign
activities
on
behalf
of
or
in
opposition
to
candidates
for
public
office?
If
"Yes,
"
completeSchedule
C,
Part
I
........3
X
4
Section
501
(c
)(
3)
organizations
.
Did
the
organization
engage
in
lobbying
activities,
or
have
a
section501(h)
election
in
effect
-
duringthe
tax
year?
If
'Yes,
"
completeSchedule
C,
Part
11
4
X
5
Is
the
organization
a
section
501(c)(4),
501
(c)(5),
or
501
(c)(6)
organization
that
receives
membership
dues,
assessments,
or
similar
amounts
as
defined
in
Revenue
Procedure
98-19?
If
"Yes,
"
completeSchedule
C,Part
111
58
Did
theorganizationmaintain
anydonor
advisedfunds
or
any
similar
funds
or
accounts
where
donors
have
the
right
to
provide
advice
on
the
distribution
or
investment
of
amounts
in
suchfunds
or
accounts?
If
"Yes,'
completeSchedule
D,
Part
1
8
X
7
Didthe
organizationreceiveor
hold
a
conservation
easement,
including
easements
to
preserve
open
space,
theenvironment,
historic
landareas,or
historic
structures?
If
"Yes,'
completeSchedule
D,
Part
ll
.
.........
--..
..
7
X
8
Didthe
organization
maintain
collectionsof
works
of
art,
historical
treasures,or
other
similar
assets?
If
'Yes,'
completeSchedule
D,
Part
Ill
.....
8
X
9
Didthe
organization
report
an
amount
in
Part
X,
line
21;
serve
asacustodian
for
amounts
not
listed
in
Part
X;
or
provide
credit
counseling,
debt
management,
credit
repair,
or
debt
negotiation
services?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
D,
Part
IV
......
9
X
10
Didthe
organization,
directly
or
through
a
relatedorganization,
hold
assets
in
term,
permanent,
or
quasi-endowments?
If
'Yes,'
completeSchedule
D,
Part
V
-
10
X
11
If
the
organization's
answer
to
any
of
the
following
questions
is
'Yes,'
then
completeSchedule
D,
Parts
VI,
VII,
VIII,
IX,
or
X
as
applicable.
a
Did
theorganization
report
an
amount
for
land,buildings,
and
equipment
in
PartX,
line
10?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
D,
Part
Vl
11
a
X
b
Did
theorganization
report
an
amount
for
investments
-
other
securities
in
PartX,
line
12
that
is
5%
or
more
of
its
total
assets
reported
in
PartX.
line
16?
If
"Yes,
"
completeSchedule
D,
Part
VII
...
11
b
X
c
Didthe
organization
report
an
amount
for
investments
-
program
related
in
PartX,
line
13
that
is
5%
or
more
of
its
total
assets
reported
in
PartX,
line
16?
If
'Yes,'
completeSchedule
D,
Part
Vlll
---
11c
X
d
Didthe
organization
report
an
amount
for
other
assets
in
PartX,
line
15
that
is
5%
or
more
of
its
total
assets
reported
in
PartX,
line
16?
If
'Yes,"
completeSchedule
D,
PartIX
-.
---,•
-
11d
X
e
Did
the
organization
report
an
amount
for
other
liabilities
in
PartX,
line
25?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
D,
Part
X
--
11e
X
f
Did
the
organization's
separate
or
consolidated
financial
statements
for
the
tax
year
include
a
footnote
that
addresses
the
organization's
liability
for
uncertaintaxpositions
under
FIN
48
(ASC
740)?
If
'Yes,"
complete
Schedule
D,
Part
X
11f
X
12a
Didthe
organizationobtainseparate,
independent
audited
financial
statements
for
the
tax
year?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
D,
Parts
Xl,
Xll,
and
XIII
.-.-
..
12a
X
b
Was
theorganization
included
in
consolidated,
independent
audited
financial
statements
for
thetax
year?
If
'Yes,'
and
if
theorganization
answered
"No'
toline
12a,
then
completing
Schedule
D,
Parts
)(1,
XII,
and
)(111
is
optional.
...
12b
X
13
Is
the
organization
aschooldescribed
in
section
170(b)(1)(A)(i)?
If
"Yes,'
completeSchedule
E
-
,
,
--
--
13
X
14a
Did
the
organization
maintain
an
office,
employees,
or
agents
outside
of
the
UnitedStates?
14a
X
b
Didthe
organization
have
aggregate
revenues
or
expenses
of
more
than
$10,000
fromgrantmaking,
fundraising,
business,
and
program
service
activities
outsidethe
United
States?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
F,
Parts
I
and
IV
..
..
14b
X
15
Didthe
organization
report
on
Part
IX,
column
(A),
line
3,
more
than
$5,000
of
grants
or
assistance
to
any
organizationor
entity
located
outsidethe
United
States?
If
"Yes,"
completeSchedule
F,
Parts
11
and
IV
...
....
15
X
18
Did
the
organization
report
on
Part
IX,
column
(A),
line
3,
more
than
$5,000
of
aggregate
grants
or
assistance
to
individuals
locatedoutside
the
United
States?
If
"Yes,'
completeSchedule
F,
Parts
111
and
/V
.
...
16
X
17
Did
the
organization
report
a
total
of
more
than
$15,000
of
expenses
for
professionalfundraisingservices
on
Part
IX,
column
(A),
lines
6
and
11
e?
If
"Yes,
"
completeSchedule
G,Part
1
-
..
-
..
17
X
18
Did
the
organization
report
more
than
$15,000
total
of
fundraising
eventgross
incomeand
contributions
on
Part
VIII,
lines
1
c
and
8a?
If
"Yes,
"
completeSchedule
G,Part
11
--
18
X
19
Did
the
organization
report
more
than
$15,000
of
gross
income
from
gaming
activities
on
Part
VIII,
line
9a?
If
"Yes,'
completeSchedule
G,Part
111
-
19
X
20a
Did
the
organization
operate
one
or
more
hospitals?
If
'Yes,"
completeSchedule
H
-
20a
X
b
If
'Yes'
to
line
20a,
did
the
organizationattach
its
audited
financial
statements
to
this
return?
Note
.
Some
Form990
filers
that
operate
one
or
more
h
ospitals
must
attach
audited
financial
statements
(see
instructions)
20bForm
990
(2010)
032003
12-21-10
3
16060726
099776
46932
2010.04000MACKINACCENTERFOR
PUBLIC
46932
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