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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Scholarly Papers (74)

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

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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

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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
Downloads 74 (369,728)
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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
Downloads 69 (384,295)
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Local government, law enforcement, police-community relations, police militarization, civil unrest, Ferguson

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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

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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

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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

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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
Downloads 51 (444,834)
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Public safety, Emergency Medical Services, Local Government

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The Initial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Michigan Communities and Local Governments

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Debra Horner, Thomas M. Ivacko and Natalie Fitzpatrick
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
Downloads 46 (464,720)
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COVID19, COVID-19, pandemic, Michigan, local government, public health, fiscal health

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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
Downloads 45 (468,880)
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economic development, local government, placemaking

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Michigan Local Leaders Expect Mixed Impacts From Expanded Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Reforms

Michigan Public Policy Survey July 2020
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Sep 2020
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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Absentee voting, voter registration, mail-in ballot

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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

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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

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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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New Governor, New Evaluations of the Direction Michigan Is Headed among Local Leaders

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Dec 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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Michigan, local government, state government, job approval

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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

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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

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Local Leaders’ Evaluations of Michigan’s Direction and Governor’s Performance during the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Arrival

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
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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COVID-19, pandemic, Michigan, local government, right track

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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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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

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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

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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

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The Functioning of Democracy at the Local Level: A Compendium of Findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey of Local Leaders

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jan 2021
Monika Anderson, Debra Horner and Thomas M. Ivacko
affiliation not provided to SSRN, 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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Democracy, local government, Michigan

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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

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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 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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Energy Policies and Environmental Leadership Among Michigan’s Local Governments

Michigan Public Policy Survey, January 2020
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Mar 2020
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 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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Local Government, Michigan, Energy, Environment, Solar Power, Wind Power

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Michigan Local Officials’ Views on the Next Recession: Timing, Concerns, and Actions Taken

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Dec 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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Recession, Michigan, Local government

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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

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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 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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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 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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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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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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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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Confidence in the Accuracy of Michigan’s 2020 Census Count Among Local Leaders Was Not Very High, Slips Further

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Oct 2020
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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Census, Michigan, undercount

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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 Leaders Expect Increased Challenges for the 2020 Election, but Are Confident about Administering Accurate Elections

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Dec 2020
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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Elections, Voting, Michigan

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Mixed Signals Continue for Michigan Local Governments’ Fiscal Health, While Future Outlooks Worsen

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Mar 2020
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, Michigan

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Michigan Local Government Preparations and Concerns Regarding the 2020 U.S. Census

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Dec 2019
Natalie Fitzpatrick 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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Census, Michigan, 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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Michigan Local Leaders Say Local Democracy Is Strong, As Their Trust in Government and Citizens Rises

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 Dec 2020
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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Democracy, trust in government, Michigan, federalism