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

Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2015

13 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2015

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Debra Horner

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

Thomas M. Ivacko

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

Date Written: December 9, 2015

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders and Michigan citizens on the question of policy preferences when local governments face either budget deficits or budget surpluses. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2015 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) as well as data from Cobalt Community Research’s 2015 National Citizen Engagement and Priority Assessment.

Keywords: local government, budget surplus, budget deficit

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Responding to Budget Surplus vs. Deficit: The Preferences of Michigan's Local Leaders and Citizens (December 9, 2015). Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2701427

Debra Horner

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

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

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

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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