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Election '08's Impact on Michigan: The Candidates’ Positions on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

Random Factoid

According to local government leaders, the cost of housing is seen as a barrier to local economic development efforts in 21% of the state's jurisdictions. Cost of housing is reported as an asset in 42% of these local jurisdictions.

MPPS, Spring 2009






Box Widget

Did you know?
In response to falling revenues in 2010, more of Michigan's local governments expect to increase their use of "rainy day" balances than expect to either increase property tax rates or increase their amount of debt.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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