Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

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

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Q15c. 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. Third 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. Third priority: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 2% 4% 5% 6% 4%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 9% 7% 3% 5% 6%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 12% 7% 8% 7% 8%
State pays for unfunded mandates 12% 10% 16% 17% 13%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 11% 8% 4% 8% 7%
Reform Headlee Amendment 13% 14% 16% 15% 14%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 3% 9% 9% 8% 8%
Reform Proposal A 17% 8% 15% 15% 11%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 11% 18% 13% 9% 15%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 4% 6% 6% 2% 5%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 5% 9% 5% 8% 8%
Other 2% 0% 1% 0% 0%
*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. Third priority: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 6% 5% 6% 7% 8% 6%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 9% 7% 7% 6% 9% 8%
State pays for unfunded mandates 11% 13% 12% 18% 10% 13%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 9% 9% 3% 5% 3% 7%
Reform Headlee Amendment 14% 13% 13% 20% 15% 14%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 9% 9% 5% 8% 4% 8%
Reform Proposal A 10% 8% 17% 13% 16% 11%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 13% 17% 21% 11% 15% 15%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 6% 6% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 7% 9% 7% 5% 9% 8%
Other 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0%
*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. Third priority: Enable regional tax-base sharing among local units 7% 4% 6% 4% 5% 3% 4%
Reform tax increment financing/tax captures 6% 7% 5% 4% 7% 7% 6%
Allow local governments to raise revenues through local-option taxes 8% 8% 5% 11% 8% 7% 8%
State pays for unfunded mandates 10% 8% 14% 16% 13% 13% 13%
Increase maximum allowable local millage rates 12% 9% 7% 9% 3% 5% 7%
Reform Headlee Amendment 11% 15% 15% 13% 14% 16% 14%
Establish automatic millage rate roll-ups 6% 12% 8% 7% 8% 9% 8%
Reform Proposal A 11% 14% 7% 11% 11% 12% 11%
Restore full statutory revenue sharing 14% 15% 15% 14% 14% 18% 15%
Add services that are not currently taxed to the state sales tax base 3% 6% 8% 3% 6% 4% 5%
Increase rates on state taxes with revenue-sharing components 12% 2% 9% 8% 12% 6% 8%
Other 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.