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

Random Factoid

Fifty-two percent of Michigan's local governments (including 71% of its cities) report they were less able to meet their financial needs in 2009 than in 2008. And looking ahead, 62% of Michigan's local governments (and 81% of its cities) expect things to be even worse in 2010.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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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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