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

Michigan Public Policy Survey, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2016

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Sarah Mills

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

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

Date Written: September 13, 2016

Abstract

This report presents views of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the state’s system of funding local government, whether it needs to be reformed, and what reforms they prefer. It also includes their preferences for raising additional local revenues if given the opportunity to levy local-option taxes. The findings are based on responses to statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2016 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: local government, public finance, taxes, public services

Suggested Citation

Mills, Sarah and Ivacko, Thomas M., Local Officials Say Michigan's System of Funding Local Government is Broken, and Seek State Action to Fix it (September 13, 2016). Michigan Public Policy Survey, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2838314

Sarah Mills

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy ( email )

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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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