University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Improving communication, building trust are seen as keys to fixing relationships between local jurisdictions and the State government

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April 2017

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the relationships between their local jurisdictions and the State government, including particular factors that affect State-local relations, how those relations could be improved, and levels of trust. The findings in this report are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Fall 2016 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

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