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Spring 2018Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2018Q4cComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2018Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2017Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2017Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2017Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Fall 2016Q12dFirst, while any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important - if at all - do you think each of the following factors are in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? Citizen opposition to millage or other revenue increases

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Revenue | Property taxes | Fiscal health/stress
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Spring 2016Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2016Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q11aWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Police services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Police services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11bWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Fire services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11cWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Parks / recreation / libraries

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11dWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Roads

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Roads | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11eWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Public transportation / transit

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Transportation | Transit | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11fWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Economic development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11gWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Utilities (water, sewer, lighting, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2016Q11hWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? General operations / governance (tax collections, accounting, training for officials, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | General operations | Tradeoffs
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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 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 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 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 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 2016Q16aIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local property tax millage rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | Property taxes | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16bIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local income tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16cIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local sales tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16dIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local gas tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16eIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local sales tax on alcohol, tobacco, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16fIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local public utility taxes / fees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16gIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local hotel / tourism tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16hIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Local motor vehicle license / registration fees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2016Q16iIf your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional local revenues - including options that may not be available currently - would you support or oppose your jurisdiction introducing or increasing the following local revenue options? Regional tax-base sharing

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Finances | System of funding local government | taxes and revenues | Intergovernmental cooperation
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Spring 2016Q19gTo what extent - if any - are each of the following currently problems for drinking water provision in your jurisdiction? Affordability / delinquency on water bills

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: taxes | Water | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2016Q25cPlease indicate whether your jurisdiction uses each of the following options to fund drinking water, and whether or not each has been increased in the last few years? Special assessments

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Service spending | Water
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Spring 2016Q28aThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Commercial "big box" stores (e.g., Lowe's, Costco, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q28bThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Other commercial properties aside from "big box" stores

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q28cThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Industrial

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q28dThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Residential

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q28eThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Agricultural

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q28fThinking about the last two years, have landowners for any of the following classes of real property in your jurisdiction appealed their tax assessments - either to your jurisdiction's Board of Review or directly to the Michigan Tax Tribunal? Other

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q29Did any of these landowners appeal a Board of Review determination to the Michigan Tax Tribunal?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q30aThinking about any appeals of a Board of Review determination to the Michigan Tax Tribunal in the last two years, how did your jurisdiction respond? We stipulated/agreed to the value(s) the landowner stated in their Michigan Tax Tribunal petition.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q30bThinking about any appeals of a Board of Review determination to the Michigan Tax Tribunal in the last two years, how did your jurisdiction respond? We stipulated/agreed to an alternate taxable value with landowner prior to the Tax Tribunal hearing.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q30cThinking about any appeals of a Board of Review determination to the Michigan Tax Tribunal in the last two years, how did your jurisdiction respond? We defended the assessment before the Tax Tribunal.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q31To what extent - if at all - did the cost of legal representation for the appeal impact your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q32your decision to stipulate rather than defend the original assessment before the Tax Tribunal?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | State Government
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q33Overall, how much of a problem - if at all - are property tax appeals for your jurisdiction's current fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Fiscal health | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q34In some jurisdictions, retail chains (including "big box" stores) have appealed their property tax assessments claiming their buildings are hard to sell for another use, making the market value significantly lower than construction costs. Recently, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has generally ruled that tax assessments for these properties should be based upon the selling price of comparable vacant "dark stores." To what extent do you agree or disagree that tax assessments of retail chain stores should be based on comparable vacant "dark stores?"

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Spring 2016Q35Some jurisdictions have enacted local ordinances to address "dark stores" appeals (for example, requiring new commercial buildings to be constructed for more general reuse or addressing these issues in terms of deed restrictions). Which of the following best describes the actions - if any - your jurisdiction has taken to minimize the impact of "dark stores" tax appeals?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Finances | Property taxes | Tax assessment appeals
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Fall 2015Q15aIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q15bIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Law enforcement

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Police services
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Fall 2015Q15cIn recent years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for any of the following services through either new or renewed public safety millage(s) or special assessment(s)? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | EMS services
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Fall 2015Q16aWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Fire services
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Fall 2015Q16bWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Law enforcement

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | Police services
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Fall 2015Q16cWould you, in your role as a local official, support or oppose your jurisdiction pursuing additional local funding for any of the following public safety services through either a new millage or special assessment? Ambulance / EMS

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Service spending | Property taxes | EMS services
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Spring 2015Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2015Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2015Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2015Q13aRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? Majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q13bRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? Majority of your jurisdiction's citizens would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q13cRegardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget surplus this year, in your opinion, what would be the highest priority for using any potential surplus (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to spend the budget surplus on public services or infrastructure, save that money for future use, use it to pay down any debt your jurisdiction may have, or reduce taxes? You personally in your role as a local official would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14aNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? Majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14bNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? Majority of your jurisdiction's citizens would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2015Q14cNow, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction expects to have a budget deficit this year, in your opinion, what would be the preferred method for eliminating any potential deficit (if it had one) according to the following groups or individuals? Do you think that they would prefer to cut costs/services, increase taxes, use any savings your jurisdiction may have, or increase debt (if legally allowable)? You personally in your role as a local official would prefer to...

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Debt | taxes | Services | Tradeoffs
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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 2014q12bWhich of the following local revenue sources does your jurisdiction use to fund its contributions to road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction: Special assessment(s)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q12cWhich of the following local revenue sources does your jurisdiction use to fund its contributions to road and/or bridge maintenance, improvement, or construction: Millage(s) levied by your jurisdiction

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service spending | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q13aIn the last two years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for roads and/or bridges through a new or renewed road millage(s)?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q13bIn the last two years, has your jurisdiction tried to raise local funding for roads and/or bridges through a special assessment(s)?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14aLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14bLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14cLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q14dLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, in your opinion, would the following groups or individuals support or oppose the pursuit of additional local revenue dedicated to roads, through existing options such as millages or potential new options like sales or fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees, etc.? You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15aLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Special assessment

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15bLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/county millage

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Property taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15eLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional sales tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Roads
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Fall 2014q15fLooking ahead, if the state legislature does not significantly increase funding for the maintenance, improvement, and construction of roads and/or bridges in your jurisdiction, do you think the majority of your citizens would support or oppose raising additional local revenue through the following sources (if they were allowed in Michigan)? Local/regional income tax

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9aThere 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 [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q9dThere 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 [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Roads
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Spring 2014Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2014Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2014Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Fall 2013Q6aIn general, to what extent do you support or oppose the following possible policies or actions related to the Great Lakes: Increase efforts to improve Great Lakes water quality, even if it requires higher taxes.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | The Great Lakes
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Fall 2013Q32hNow thinking in general, not specifically about Detroit, when a jurisdiction goes through bankruptcy, difficult decisions and trade-offs have to be made about ways of addressing the jurisdiction's debt. Although conditions in individual jurisdictions will vary, in your opinion, what priority should ultimately be given to the following possible actions in the course of bankruptcy: Raise local revenue through increased taxes or fees

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Bankruptcy
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Spring 2013Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2013Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether - in your opinion - there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2013Q5aNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2013Q37aWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Federal forest land.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37bWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? State forest land.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37cWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Nonprofit land holdings such as conservation easements.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37dWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Other governmental property (for example, federal or state offices, libraries, etc.).

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37eWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Local K-12 school system property.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37fWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Universities or other higher education institutions.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37gWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Nonprofit hospital and health-care facilities.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37hWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Houses of public worship, burial grounds, religious tombs, or monuments.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37iWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Housing for elderly or disabled persons.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Housing | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37jWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Other non-profit organizations.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q37kWe're interested in getting a general sense about the impact of property-tax exemptions on your jurisdiction's tax revenues. Do you have any of the following types of property-tax exempt organizations or parcels within your jurisdiction? Principal residence exemptions for people in poverty.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q38aThinking about property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction, approximately how much do they represent of your jurisdiction's total number of parcels?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q38bThinking about property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction, approximately how much do they represent of your jurisdiction's total potential tax revenues?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q38cThinking about property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction, approximately how much do they represent of demands on your jurisdiction's service provision?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39aSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39bSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39cSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39dSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through economic development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q40To what extent, if any, has the impact of property tax exemptions (not including tax abatements for economic development) on your jurisdiction's revenue been a topic of discussion among your local leadership within the last 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | taxes | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Fall 2012Q28aTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate whether your local government currently does any of the following electronically, either on its own or in collaboration with other governments or partners: Enable online payment for taxes, services, fees, fines, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Technology
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Spring 2012Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2012Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-in your opinion-there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2012Q5aNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2012Q33aWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Police services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Police services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33bWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Fire services

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Public Safety
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Fire services | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33cWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Parks/recreation/libraries

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33dWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Roads

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Roads | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33eWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Public transportation/transit

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Transportation | Transit | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33fWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Economic development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33gWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Utilities (water/sewer/lighting, etc.)

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q33hWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: General operations

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | General operations | Tradeoffs
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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 2012Q38Now we want to ask about one particular tax, the Personal Property Tax (PPT). Does your jurisdiction currently receive any revenue from the Personal Property Tax (PPT)?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39aPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: The PPT is difficult to administer because it is too complex.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39bPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: The revenue raised in my jurisdiction is not worth the costs to administer the PPT.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39cPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: Overall, taxpayers in my jurisdiction accurately report their taxable value for the PPT.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39dPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: Personal property in my jurisdiction is audited frequently enough to ensure accuracy.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39ePersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: The PPT is a barrier to economic development in my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39fPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: If the state agrees to replace my jurisdiction's PPT revenues in full, I would support elimination of the PPT.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39gPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: If the state agrees to replace most of my jurisdiction's PPT revenues, I would support elimination of the PPT.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39hPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: If the state agrees to replace most or all PPT revenues (but it is not guaranteed in the Constitution), I trust the state will follow through in the future on its commitment to provide those funds.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q39iPersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: The PPT currently is an important source of revenue for my jurisdiction's budget.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q40aTo what extent would you say the following types of Personal Property Tax (PPT) are important sources of revenue for your jurisdiction's budget: Industrial personal property tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q40bTo what extent would you say the following types of Personal Property Tax (PPT) are important sources of revenue for your jurisdiction's budget: Commercial personal property tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q40cTo what extent would you say the following types of Personal Property Tax (PPT) are important sources of revenue for your jurisdiction's budget: Utility personal property tax

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2012Q41If the Personal Property Tax (PPT) is repealed (in full or in part) and replacement revenue is an option, do you believe the revenue should be collected and redistributed by the state, or should local jurisdictions have greater authority to raise and keep the revenue at the local level?

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | taxes | Finances | Revenue | taxes and revenues | Personal property tax
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Spring 2011Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2011Q4gComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether-- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2011Q5aNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2011Q24aDo you anticipate that your jurisdiction will have property tax charge-backs from your county government in the current or upcoming fiscal year: Yes, this year

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Fiscal health/stress | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2011Q24bDo you anticipate that your jurisdiction will have property tax charge-backs from your county government in the current or upcoming fiscal year: Yes, next year

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Fiscal health/stress | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2011Q24cDo you anticipate that your jurisdiction will have property tax charge-backs from your county government in the current or upcoming fiscal year: No

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Fiscal health/stress | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2011Q25In your opinion, are these potential charge-backs to your jurisdiction a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Revenue | taxes | Fiscal health | Property taxes | taxes and revenues | Fiscal health/stress | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2011Q26Does your community have one or more special taxing authorities, such as a Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, or another similar authority?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Development funding | Economic development
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Spring 2011Q27In your opinion, overall, have your DDA and/or other special taxing authorities been an asset, a liability, or neither to your jurisdiction's fiscal health to date?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Development funding | Economic development
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Spring 2011Q28In your opinion, how likely is it that one or more of your special taxing authorities will have serious difficulty repaying their current debt?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Development funding | Economic development
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Spring 2011Q29In your opinion, are the special taxing authorities' debt obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Development funding | Economic development
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Fall 2010Q9mFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Tax collection / property assessing

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Property taxes
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Spring 2010Q4aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Revenue from property taxes

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q4eComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: Tax delinquencies

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues | Tax delinquencies and foreclosures
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Spring 2010Q5aNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q16We're interested in your perspective about your citizens' preferences in the trade-off between services and taxes (although we recognize that preferences can shift depending upon the specific services at stake and other factors). In your opinion, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant local public service cuts, in general, would they be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes?

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Service provision | taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2010Q33In general, do you agree or disagree with the idea of tying state revenue sharing to certain base-level local services while allowing local governments to raise additional taxes for additional services?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q34aUnder this proposal, if your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional taxes, how likely would it be to: increase its property tax millage rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q34bUnder this proposal, if your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional taxes, how likely would it be to: introduce or expand a local income tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q34cUnder this proposal, if your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional taxes, how likely would it be to: introduce or expand a local sales tax

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2010Q34dUnder this proposal, if your jurisdiction had the authority to raise additional taxes, how likely would it be to: participate in a regional tax authority

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2009Q5aComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: revenue from property taxes.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2009Q5cComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: revenue from local income taxes.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Fiscal health | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2009Q5eComparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to its previous fiscal year, please consider the ways the following items have changed. Indicate whether -- in your opinion -- there has been a decrease, an increase, or no change from the previous fiscal year in: amount of state aid to your jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | taxes | Finances | taxes and revenues
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Spring 2009Q6aNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: property tax rates

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: taxes | Revenue | Finances | Property taxes | taxes and revenues
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