Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

735 South State Street, Weill Hall

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

http://closup.umich.edu

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1.

The National Surveys on Energy and Environment Public Opinion on Fracking: Perspectives from Michigan and Pennsylvania

Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), 'Survery Report: Climate Policy Options', May 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Aug 2013
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Muhlenberg College, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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energy, environment, climate change, national surveys on energy and environment, CLOSUP, survey, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, Michigan, Pennsylvania

2.

Fracking as a Community Issue in Michigan

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Jun 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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hydraulic fracturing, fracking, energy, environment, local government

3.

Local Leaders Say Michigan Road Funding Needs Major Increase, But Lack Consensus on Options that Would Raise the Most Revenue

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Thomas M. Ivacko and Sarah Mills
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
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Roads and bridges, infrastructure, tax and finance, Michigan, local government, survey

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Local Leaders Say Police-Community Relations are Good Throughout Michigan, But Those In Large Cities are Concerned About Potential Unrest Over Police Use-of-Force

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2016
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Sarah Mills and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local government, law enforcement, police-community relations, police militarization, civil unrest, Ferguson

5.

Firefighting Services in Michigan: Challenges and Approaches Among Local Governments

Michigan Public Policy Survey, 2016
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan, local government, public safety, firefighters

6.

Wind Power as a Community Issue in Michigan

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jul 2014
Sarah Mills, Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan, local government, renewable energy, wind power, environment

7.

Michigan Local Governments Increasingly Pursue Placemaking for Economic Development

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 Jan 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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economic development, local government, placemaking

8.

Emergency Medical Services in Michigan: Challenges and Approaches Among Local Governments

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Jul 2016
Sarah Mills and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Public safety, Emergency Medical Services, Local Government

9.

The Impact of Tax-Exempt Properties on Michigan Local Governments

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Apr 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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property tax exemptions, local government finance, non-profit organizations

10.

Local Government Leaders' Views on Drinking Water and Water Supply Infrastructure in Michigan Communities

CLOSUP, Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2016
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Debra Horner, Thomas M. Ivacko and Sarah Mills
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
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Drinking Water, Infrastructure

11.

Michigan's Local Leaders Generally Support Detroit Bankruptcy Filing Despite Some Concerns

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2014
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Feb 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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public finance, bankruptcy, taxation, local government, fiscal health, Detroit

12.

Beyond Trust in Government: Government Trust in Citizens?

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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trust in government, political participation

13.

Michigan Local Leaders’ Views on State Preemption and How to Share Policy Authority

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Jun 2017
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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preemption, home rule, state-local relations

14.

Views on Right-to-Work Legislation Among Michigan's Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Dec 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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right to work, labor, unions, local government

15.

Data-Driven Decision-Making in Michigan Local Government

Michigan Public Policy Survey, June 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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data driven decision-making, performance measurement, performance management

16.

Michigan Local Government Leaders’ Views on Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Oct 2018
Natalie Fitzpatrick, Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local Government, Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana

17.

Local Government Leaders Say Economic Gardening Can Help Grow Their Economies

Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, economic development, economic gardening

18.

Michigan Local Leaders Say Property Tax Appeals are Common, Disagree with 'Dark Stores' Assessing

Michigan Public Policy Survey, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Oct 2016
Debra Horner, Thomas M. Ivacko and Sarah Mills
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
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Local government, property taxes, public finance, dark stores

19.

Approaches to Land Use Planning and Zoning Among Michigan's Local Governments

Michigan Public Policy Survey, May 2018
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 May 2018
Debra Horner, Thomas M. Ivacko and Sarah Mills
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
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land use, planning, zoning

20.

Michigan Local Leaders See Need for State and Local Ethics Reform

Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local government, ethics, open government, FOIA

21.

Local Officials Say Michigan's System of Funding Local Government is Broken, and Seek State Action to Fix it

Michigan Public Policy Survey, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Sep 2016
Sarah Mills and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, public finance, taxes, public services

22.

Most Michigan Local Officials are Satisfied with Their Privatized Services, But Few Seek to Expand Further

Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Nov 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan, Local Government, Privatization, Outsourcing

23.

Local Government and Environmental Leadership: Views of Michigan's Local Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, July 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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climate change, local government, global warming, sustainability

24.

Local Leaders More Likely to Support than Oppose Michigan's Emergency Manager Law, But Strongly Favor Reforms

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, state preemption, fiscal health

25.

Michigan's Local Leaders Concerned About Retiree Health Care Costs and Their Governments’ Ability to Meet Future Obligations

Michigan Public Policy Survey, September 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Nov 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan's Local Leaders are Divided Over the State's Emergency Manager Law

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citizen Engagement in the View of Michigan's Local Government Leaders

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Jun 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, citizen engagement, polticial participation

28.

Improving Communication, Building Trust are Seen as Keys to Fixing Relationships between Local Jurisdictions and the State Government

Michigan Public Policy Survey May 2017
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 May 2017
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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intergovernmental relations, state preemption, state-local relations

29.

Despite Increasingly Formal Financial Management, Relatively Few Michigan Local Governments Have Adopted Recommended Policies

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Dec 2014
Debra Horner, Michael Crawford and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local government, financial policies

30.

Beyond the Coast, a Tenuous Relationship between Michigan Local Governments and the Great Lakes

Michigan Public Policy Survey, September 2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko and Sarah Mills
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
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Michigan local government, Great Lakes

31.

Public Sector Unions in Michigan: Their Presence and Impact According to Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, August 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government labor unions

32.

Local Officials React to State Policy Innovation Tying Revenue Sharing to Dashboards and Incentive Funding

Michigan Public Policy Survey, January 2012
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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revenue sharing, dashboards, performance measurement and management, data driven decision-making

33.

Workforce Issues and Challenges for Michigan's Local Governments

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Natalie Fitzpatrick, Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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workforce, local government

34.

Responding to Budget Surplus vs. Deficit: The Preferences of Michigan's Local Leaders and Citizens

Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2015
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Dec 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, budget surplus, budget deficit

35.

Few Michigan Jurisdictions Have Adopted Complete Streets Policies, Though Many See Potential Benefits

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan Local Governments Finally Pass Fiscal Health Tipping Point Overall, But One in Four Still Report Decline

Michigan Public Policy Survey, October 2014
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Oct 2014
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan, local government, fiscal health, taxation

37.

Michigan Local Government Officials Weigh in on Housing Shortages and Related Issues

Michigan Public Policy Survey, June 2018
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Jul 2018
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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housing

38.

Most Local Officials are Satisfied with Law Enforcement Services, But Almost Half from Largest Jurisdictions Say Their Funding is Insufficient

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Apr 2016
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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public safety, law enforcement, police, crime

39.

Michigan Local Government Leaders’ Views on Employee Pay and Benefits

Michigan Public Policy Survey, January 2015
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Jan 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, pay rates, fringe benefits, Michigan

40.

Michigan Local Leaders’ Doubts Continue Regarding the State's Direction

Michigan Public Policy Survey, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Aug 2016
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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politics, job approval, Michigan

41.

Confidence in Michigan's Direction Declines Among State's Local Leaders

Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, August 2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Aug 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Michigan Local Leaders Have Positive Views on Relationships with County Road Agencies, Despite Some Concerns

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Jun 2015
Michael Crawford and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Intergovernmental cooperation, Roads, Michigan, Local government

43.

Michigan Local Government Leaders Say Transit Services are Important, But Lack of Funding Discourages Their Development

Michigan Public Policy Survey, April 2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 May 2015
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Public transit, transportation, public finance

44.

Trust in Government Among Michigan's Local Leaders and Citizens

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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trust in government

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Local Leaders Support Reforming Michigan's System of Funding Local Government

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Jun 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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public finance, local government

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State Funding Incentives Foster Local Collaboration, But Also Raise Concerns

Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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revenue sharing, intergovernmental collaboration

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Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Continues Gradual Improvement, but Smallest Jurisdictions Lagging

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko, Debra Horner and Michael Crawford
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, fiscal health, budget policy

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Fiscal Health Rated Relatively Good for Most Jurisdictions, But Improvement Slows and Decline Continues for Many

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Sarah Mills and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local Leaders are Mostly Positive About Intergovernmental Cooperation and Look to Expand Efforts

Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, intergovernmental collaboration

50.

Local Leaders’ Views on Elections in Michigan: Accuracy, Problems, and Reform Options

Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Nov 2017
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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election administration, voting

51.

Michigan Local Government Officials Report Complex Mix of Improvement and Decline in Fiscal Health, but with Overall Trend Moving Slowly Upward

Michigan Public Policy Survey, October 2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Oct 2017
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, fiscal health, tax revenue

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Michigan Local Leaders Want Their Citizens to Play a Larger Role in Policymaking, but Report Declining Engagement

Michigan Public Policy Survey, July 2017
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Natalie Fitzpatrick, Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citizen Engagement, Local Government

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Michigan Local Governments Report First Declines in Fiscal Health Trend Since 2010

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, fiscal health, fiscal stress

54.

Michigan Local Governments Continue Seeking, and Receiving, Union Concessions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Community Poverty and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet in Michigan, According to Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Apr 2019
Natalie Fitzpatrick, Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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poverty, economic hardship, local government, Michigan, affordable housing, drug treatment, public transportation, job training

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Confidence in Michigan's Direction Holds Steady Among State's Local Leaders

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Aug 2014
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, state government, job evaluations, Michigan

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Michigan Local Governments Actively Promote U.S. Census Participation

Michigan Public Policy Survey, August 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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local government, U.S. Census, demographics

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The State of Community Civic Discourse, According to Michigan’s Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2018
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2019
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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civic discourse, civil discourse

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Rising Confidence in Michigan's Direction Among Local Leaders, but Partisan Differences Remain

Michigan Public Policy Survey, July 2018
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Aug 2018
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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job performance evaluations

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Local Government Leaders Say Most Employees are Not Overpaid, Though Some Benefits May Be Too Generous

Michigan Public Policy Survey, February 2011
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Nov 2013
Thomas M. Ivacko and Debra Horner
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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public employee compensation, local government

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Positive Working Relationships Reported Among Michigan’s Local Elected Officials

Michigan Public Policy Survey June 2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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governance, local government, interpersonal relationships

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Despite Sustained Economic Growth, Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Still Lags

Michigan Public Policy Survey, November 2018
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Dec 2018
Debra Horner, Natalie Fitzpatrick and Thomas M. Ivacko
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Local Government, Fiscal Health, Fiscal Stress, Michigan