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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, environmental regulations are a barrier to economic development efforts in 39% of Michigan's communities, while they are an economic development asset in 9%.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
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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