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Spring 2018Q35There is currently an initiative to legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in Michigan through a ballot proposal in November's statewide election. Regardless of the details of that specific proposal, to what extent would you -- in your role as a local official -- generally support or oppose legalizing, regulating, and taxing recreational marijuana in Michigan?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform
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Fall 2016Q3bTo what extent, if any, would you say the following factors have had a positive or negative impact on the relationship between the State and local governments in Michigan? Term limits for state officials

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental relations | State policies | State government reform | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q18aRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Require Emergency Managers (EMs) to plan for improving factors beyond just finances (e.g., service delivery, infrastructure, quality of life)

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18bRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Include provisions for possible new (time limited) local or state revenue options for jurisdictions with EMs

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18cRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Require EMs to analyze impact on disadvantaged groups when making decisions

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18dRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Require EMs to consider local elected official input before making decisions

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18eRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Require EMs to consider citizen input before making decisions

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18fRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Add state-level ombudsperson oversight for citizens and local officials to appeal any EM decision

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q18gRecently, there have been calls for reforms to the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the Emergency Manager Law? Other

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | State government reform | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2016Q13Would you say you agree or disagree that the system of funding local government in Michigan is broken and needs significant reform?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14aWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | Taxes | Intergovernmental Cooperation | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14bWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Reform tax increment financing/tax captures (e.g., DDAs, TIFs, LDFAs) to limit impact on general government revenues

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14cWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes (e.g., sales, gas, hotel taxes, etc.)

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | Taxes | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14dWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Compel the State to pay for

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform | State mandates and preemption
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Spring 2016Q14eWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Increase maximum allowable local millage rates

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | Property taxes | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14fWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Reform Headlee Amendment to eliminate or limit millage rate roll-backs

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14gWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Establish automatic millage rate

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | Property taxes | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14hWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Reform Proposal A to allow more taxable value growth for individual properties

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | Property taxes | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14iWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Restore full statutory revenue sharing (i.e., reverse cuts that began in early 2000s)

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14jWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14kWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components (e.g., sales, gas)

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q14lWhether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Other

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q15aWhile many of these potential reforms may be important, we're interested in the reforms you believe are most critical. Looking at the potential changes listed above in Q14 that you support, please identify which you feel are the top three priorities for how Michigan's system of funding local government should be reformed. Top priority:

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q15bWhile many of these potential reforms may be important, we're interested in the reforms you believe are most critical. Looking at the potential changes listed above in Q14 that you support, please identify which you feel are the top three priorities for how Michigan's system of funding local government should be reformed. Second priority:

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2016Q15cWhile many of these potential reforms may be important, we're interested in the reforms you believe are most critical. Looking at the potential changes listed above in Q14 that you support, please identify which you feel are the top three priorities for how Michigan's system of funding local government should be reformed. Third priority:

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | State government reform
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Spring 2014Q38One potential initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2014 would seek, in part, to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the power of citizen referendum to bills passed by the state legislature containing appropriations. Would you say you support or oppose such a proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2014Q39Another potential initiative on the November 2014 ballot would seek, in part, to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the rights of citizen initiative and referendum to local ordinances such as those in your jurisdiction. Would you say you support or oppose such a proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2014Q40Finally, one potential initiative on the November 2014 ballot would seek, in part, to amend the Michigan Constitution to change Michigan's full-time legislature to a part-time legislature. Would you say you support or oppose such a proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform
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Spring 2012Q35Some people think the current system for funding local government in Michigan needs significant reform, while others disagree. What about you? Would you say you agree or disagree that the system for funding local governments in Michigan needs significant reform?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36aNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Constitutional revenue sharing

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36bNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: The Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP)

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government | EVIP
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Spring 2012Q36cNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: The Headlee Amendment

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | Property taxes | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36dNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Proposal A

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | Property taxes | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36eNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Personal Property Tax (PPT)

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q36fNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Sales tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36gNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Gas tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36hNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Local income tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q36iNext we want to focus on which particular elements of the system for funding local government in Michigan you think need to be reformed in some significant fashion. How important, if at all, do you believe it is to significantly reform: Regional taxation

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | State government reform | System of funding local government
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Fall 2010Q21Some people have suggested that Michigan has too many local government units. Others disagree. Do you agree or disagree that there are too many local governments in the state?

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q22aSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Citizens would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q22bSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Board or Council would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q22cSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Jurisdiction's employees would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q22dSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Community business leaders would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q22eSome people have suggested that cities, villages, and townships should go beyond service-sharing or collaboration and instead should fully merge or consolidate with other local governments. Others disagree. In order to fully merge, current state law requires voter approval of the involved entities to do this. In your opinion, would the following people and groups in your jurisdiction support or oppose full consolidation with another local government unit if there were significant cost savings: Local official would support or oppose consolidation

Major Tags: Governmental relations | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State government reform | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Spring 2010Q37Currently, after every Census the Michigan Legislature is responsible for redrawing Congressional and Michigan state legislative electoral districts. A change has been proposed to have these districts drawn instead by an independent, non-partisan commission. The commission would be charged with drawing district lines so that elections are as competitive as possible and would not favor one political party over another. Would you say you favor or oppose this proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State government reform
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Fall 2009Q27The November 2010 election will include a statewide vote regarding whether or not there should be a constitutional convention to draft a new state constitution. Do you think there should or should not be a constitutional convention in Michigan?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform
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Fall 2009Q29Term limits for Michigan's governor and state legislators were approved by the state's voters in 1992. Do you think these term limits should be repealed, amended, or remain as they are currently?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform
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