Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q15b. While 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:

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
While 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: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 0% 4% 2% 2% 3%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 9% 4% 3% 6% 4%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 8% 4% 6% 4% 5%
State pays for unfunded mandates 21% 20% 20% 21% 20%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 3% 6% 4% 9% 6%
Reform Headlee Amendment 16% 15% 20% 16% 16%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 3% 6% 7% 8% 6%
Reform Proposal A 10% 7% 16% 8% 9%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 23% 28% 14% 18% 24%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 5% 2% 1% 3% 2%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 0% 4% 5% 6% 4%
Other 0% 0% 2% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
While 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: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 4% 3% 4% 2% 1% 3%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 5% 3% 3% 2% 8% 4%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 5% 3% 5% 7% 9% 5%
State pays for unfunded mandates 21% 22% 14% 16% 24% 20%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 8% 4% 10% 6% 4% 6%
Reform Headlee Amendment 15% 17% 15% 19% 19% 16%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 6% 6% 5% 5% 6% 6%
Reform Proposal A 7% 9% 9% 13% 10% 9%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 23% 25% 29% 23% 15% 24%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 2% 2% 2% 4% 2% 2%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 4% 5% 4% 1% 3% 4%
Other 0% 0% 1% 3% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
While 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: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 5% 4% 2% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 5% 5% 4% 4% 5% 1% 4%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 3% 6% 4% 5% 4% 5% 5%
State pays for unfunded mandates 27% 15% 19% 18% 22% 22% 20%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 4% 6% 4% 8% 8% 6% 6%
Reform Headlee Amendment 12% 13% 19% 14% 17% 20% 16%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 5% 8% 4% 7% 5% 8% 6%
Reform Proposal A 9% 8% 8% 10% 9% 9% 9%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 24% 29% 27% 22% 18% 22% 24%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 1% 2%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 5% 3% 6% 6% 4% 2% 4%
Other 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.