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

Random Factoid

How involved are Michigan's citizens in their local governments? Seventy-five percent of Michigan's cities report that their local residents participate significantly in the budget setting process through participation in public hearings. Twenty-two percent of Michigan's cities report that their citizens do not participate in any significant way in setting the budget.

MPPS, Spring 2009

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Did you know?
To deal with decreased funding and increased costs, 47% of Michigan's counties and 41% of its cities expect to cut public services in 2010. The percentages fall to 33% of Michigan's villages and 17% of its townships (these smaller units tend to provide fewer services).

MPPS, Spring 2009
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