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

Random Factoid

In response to growing fiscal problems, local governments in Michigan are more likely to increase participation in regional service delivery with other local governments than they are to increase privatization of services. Thirty-two percent of local governments expect to increase regional service sharing in 2010, compared to 16% that expect to increase levels of privatization.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
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



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