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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?
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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