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Fall 2017Q31aSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Encouraging private lenders to increase their project financing

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31bSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Increasing State funding for project gap financing loans or grants

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31cSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Leaving short-term rental regulation decisions to the discretion of local governments

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2017Q31dSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Expanding State affordable housing incentives to cover more income groups

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31eSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Authorizing local governments to adopt inclusionary zoning (i.e., requiring some new developments to designate a portion of units for low/moderate income households)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2017Q31fSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Recruiting more developers and builders to Michigan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31gSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Reinstating historic preservation tax credits

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31hSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Creating or expanding additional tax credits

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31iSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) None of the above

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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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: State Government
Related Topics: Intergovernmental relations | State policies | State government reform | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q3eTo 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? The State's system of funding local government

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Intergovernmental relations | State oversight | Fiscal health | Revenue | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government | Relations with state government
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Fall 2016Q13aNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent do you support or oppose the following aspects of the Law? Allowing local units in a financial emergency the choice between a consent agreement, Emergency Manager (EM), mediation (e.g., with creditors), or bankruptcy proceedings.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q13bNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent do you support or oppose the following aspects of the Law? Allowing an EM to reject, modify, or terminate collective bargaining agreements.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q13cNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent do you support or oppose the following aspects of the Law? Allowing an EM to set aside decision-making powers of local elected officials.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q13dNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent do you support or oppose the following aspects of the Law? Allowing an EM to recommend (with approval of the State) the sale, transfer, or lease of the local jurisdiction's assets.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q13eNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Emergency Manager Law. To what extent do you support or oppose the following aspects of the Law? Allowing a State-appointed advisory board to have ongoing oversight powers after the EM leaves.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q14Thinking overall about local governments that have faced - or will face - a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Emergency Manager Law has been, or will be, at restoring fiscal health in the short-term (i.e., balancing the books)?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q15Now, still thinking overall about local governments that have faced - or will face - a financial emergency, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Law will be at establishing sustainable financial conditions for the long-term?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16aTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law is undemocratic?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16bTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law helps difficult decisions to be made because the Emergency Manager is an "outsider?"

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16cTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law is racially discriminatory (by design, or as implemented)?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16dTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law pays insufficient attention to the underlying structural problems leading to local fiscal stress?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16eTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law serves the interests of local residents by improving their jurisdiction's fiscal sustainability?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q16fTo what extent do you agree or disagree that the Emergency Manager Law leads to an overemphasis on cost-cutting at the expense of service quality, public health and safety, or other important considerations?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2016Q17Thinking overall, to what extent do you support or oppose the Emergency Manager Law?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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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 2016Q12aThinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction (for example, the Headlee Amendment, Proposal A, etc.), if the economy improves gradually over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to maintain the current quantity and quality of services your jurisdiction provides?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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Spring 2016Q12bThinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction (for example, the Headlee Amendment, Proposal A, etc.), if the economy improves gradually over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to improve or add more services, if they are necessary or desired?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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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 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 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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Fall 2014q10aThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing the gas and/or diesel taxes

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Taxes | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10bThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing vehicle registration fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10cThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing fees for overweight trucks

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10dThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing the sales tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Taxes | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10eThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Adding toll roads and/or lanes

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10fThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Introducing mileage fees (Vehicle Miles Traveled)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10gThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing drivers' license fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10hThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Increasing traffic violation fines, surcharges, and permit fees

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Transportation | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q10iThere are many methods states could use to fund roads and bridges, including some that are not currently allowed in Michigan. Thinking about a broad range of policy options, and assuming the Michigan Legislature does increase funding for roads and bridges, please identify whether you would support or oppose the following methods for the state to raise more revenue: Leasing road right-of-way and/or state property for cell phone towers, advertisements, etc.

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: State policies | Revenue | Taxes and revenues | Roads
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Fall 2014q27In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q13In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Complete streets
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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 2013Q24Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, we're interested in your views on Michigan's Right-To-Work laws (P.A. 348 and 349 of 2012) that took effect on March 28, 2013. How familiar would you say you are with Michigan's Right-To-Work Legislation?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State policies | Unions
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Spring 2013Q25aThe Right-To-Work legislation makes it illegal to require employees' financial support of a union - such as union dues or fees - as a condition of employment. Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, to what extent would you say the following people or groups within your jurisdiction either support or oppose the Right-To-Work law for public sector unions?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q25bThe Right-To-Work legislation makes it illegal to require employees' financial support of a union - such as union dues or fees - as a condition of employment. Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, to what extent would you say the following people or groups within your jurisdiction either support or oppose the Right-To-Work law for public sector unions?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q25cThe Right-To-Work legislation makes it illegal to require employees' financial support of a union - such as union dues or fees - as a condition of employment. Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, to what extent would you say the following people or groups within your jurisdiction either support or oppose the Right-To-Work law for public sector unions?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q25dThe Right-To-Work legislation makes it illegal to require employees' financial support of a union - such as union dues or fees - as a condition of employment. Regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any public sector employee unions, to what extent would you say the following people or groups within your jurisdiction either support or oppose the Right-To-Work law for public sector unions?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q26The current Right-To-Work law regarding public sector employee unions exempts police and fire unions. To what extent do you personally support or oppose this exemption?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27aThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on Michigan's economy?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27bThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the fiscal health of your local government?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: State policies | Fiscal health | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2012Q34aMichigan's local jurisdictions currently have constraints on certain kinds of revenue growth (for example, the Headlee Amendment and Proposal A). Thinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction, if the economy improves over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to: maintain the current package of services your jurisdiction provides

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Servicesm State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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Spring 2012Q34bMichigan's local jurisdictions currently have constraints on certain kinds of revenue growth (for example, the Headlee Amendment and Proposal A). Thinking about the revenue caps facing your jurisdiction, if the economy improves over the coming years, do you agree or disagree that the current system of funding local government will provide adequate funding to: improve or add more services, if they are necessary or desired

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | State policies | System of funding local government
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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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Spring 2012Q42Last year, the state enacted the "Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act" (P.A. 4 of 2011), a law that governs when and how emergency managers are appointed to oversee local governments and school districts in fiscal distress. How familiar are you with this law?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q43Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011) has been, or will be, at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of local governments across the state?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44aNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: Allowing an Emergency Manager (EM) to reject, modify, or terminate collective bargaining agreements.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44bNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: Allowing an EM to set aside decision making powers of local elected officials.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44cNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: Allowing an EM to recommend (with approval of the state) the sale, transfer, or lease of the local jurisdiction's assets.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44dNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: Allowing an EM to recommend (with approval of the state) collaboration or consolidation with other jurisdictions, or disincorporation of the local jurisdiction.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44eNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: Allowing a current local official, such as a mayor or council member, to be appointed as an EM.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2012Q44fNow we would like your opinion on different elements of the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (P.A. 4 of 2011). To what extent do you support or oppose: The Emergency Manager law (P.A. 4 of 2011) overall.

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Fall 2011Q28aGovernor Rick Snyder recently presented a new state government measurement and benchmarking system in the form of a Michigan state government "performance dashboard," a public summary of important financial and operating measures such as fiscal stability, economic strengths, public safety, quality of life, etc. The Snyder administration is also encouraging each Michigan local government to produce its own "performance dashboard." How effective or ineffective do you think a local government performance dashboard would be in helping to improve: your jurisdiction's accountability and transparency

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | State policies | Dashboards
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Fall 2011Q28bGovernor Rick Snyder recently presented a new state government measurement and benchmarking system in the form of a Michigan state government "performance dashboard," a public summary of important financial and operating measures such as fiscal stability, economic strengths, public safety, quality of life, etc. The Snyder administration is also encouraging each Michigan local government to produce its own "performance dashboard." How effective or ineffective do you think a local government performance dashboard would be in helping to improve: your jurisdiction's performance

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | State policies | Dashboards
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Fall 2011Q28cGovernor Rick Snyder recently presented a new state government measurement and benchmarking system in the form of a Michigan state government "performance dashboard," a public summary of important financial and operating measures such as fiscal stability, economic strengths, public safety, quality of life, etc. The Snyder administration is also encouraging each Michigan local government to produce its own "performance dashboard." How effective or ineffective do you think a local government performance dashboard would be in helping to improve: your jurisdiction's ability to benchmark or compare itself with other jurisdictions

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | State policies | Dashboards
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Spring 2011Q48Governor Snyder has recently signed the "Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act," a new law that governs when and how emergency managers are appointed to oversee local governments and school districts in fiscal distress. How familiar are you with this legislation?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2011Q49In your opinion, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is "not at all likely" and 10 is "very likely," how likely is it that your government will have an emergency financial manager appointed by the state within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2011Q50Some people think this Act may help tough decisions be made at the local level. Others do not. Even if it is never actually applied in your jurisdiction, overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2011Q52Overall, how effective or ineffective do you believe the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act will be at restoring or protecting the fiscal health of other local governments across the state?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | State policies | Emergency manager law
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Spring 2011Q54Governor Snyder recently presented a new state government performance measurement and benchmarking system in the form of a Michigan state government "dashboard." How familiar are you with this new state dashboard?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | State policies | Dashboards
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Spring 2011Q55Governor Snyder is encouraging Michigan local governments to produce their own "dashboards." How likely is it that your jurisdiction will launch its own dashboard within the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | State policies | Dashboards
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Fall 2010Q14jWhich of the following factors, if any, have encouraged or discouraged intergovernmental cooperation in your jurisdiction's experience(s). Whether or not you are currently planning or involved in formal collaborative efforts of any kind, to what extent overall have the following encouraged or discouraged your jurisdiction's decision(s) about collaboration for the provision of new or existing services: State laws

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q15aSome people think State mandates could help local governments overcome logistical, financial, and political barriers to collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: State mandates establishing common accounting and budgeting standards

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2010Q17aAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: An inventory of best practices and examples of previous successful collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17bAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to support planning stages for collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17cAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to help offset higher costs, if any, in the first few years of new collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17dAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Grants to support innovative collaborative pilot programs

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17eAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: A loan fund from which to borrow for the acquisition, purchase, or construction of capital-intensive items in collaborative efforts

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17fAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Online "want ads" for local governments seeking partners for collaboration

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17gAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: Revenue sharing incentives designed to encourage collaboration

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2010Q17hAside from mandates, some people think State incentives could help encourage intergovernmental collaboration. Others disagree. Please indicate how effective or ineffective you think each of the following would be in encouraging or supporting intergovernmental collaboration: A state-level Intergovernmental Advisory Office to coordinate and administer programs likes the ones listed above

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation
Related Topics: State policies | State support for collaboration
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Fall 2009Q23Public Act 312 requires that if there is an impasse in negotiations between a community and its public safety union (police or fire), then they must go to mandatory binding arbitration. Do believe that Public Act 312 should be repealed, amended, or remain as it is currently?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Employee compensation | State policies | Unions
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Fall 2009Q25Has Public Act 312 had a direct impact on your jurisdiction or not?

Major Tags: Workforce | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Employee compensation | State policies | Unions
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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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