The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on Michigan's local governments, and the fiscal implications—including emergency spending, revenue losses, and budget cuts—are already being felt. Here you will find not just up-to-date information but a set of ideas and tools that will help you strategically navigate the new fiscal landscape. Read more.
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Fiscal Strategy Memos
|All categories:||See the FULL GUIDE, all topics included|
|Capital Assets & Projects:||Capital Spending During an Economic Crisis|
|Federal Aid:||What Does the Cares Act Mean for Local Governments in Michigan?|
|Michigan and Federal Aid: Brother, Can You Spare Some Stimulus?|
|Financial Management Strategies:||How to Enhance Liquidity During a Crisis|
|Strategies for Short-Term Cash-Flow Borrowing|
|Planning for Reduced Operating Expenses|
|Assessing Collaborative Readiness|
|Should We Contract This Service Out?|
|Workplace & Personnel Strategies for Michigan Local Governments: Q&A|
|IRC Section 115 Trusts and Pension-Related Financial Stress|
|Revenue Sources:||City Income Taxes and the COVID-19 Recession|
|Will Property Taxes be Immune to the Effects of Covid-19?|
|The Impact of COVID-19 on State Revenue Sharing for Cities, Villages, and Townships|
|Information Technology:||IT Security for Mitigating Fiscal Risk of Remote Work|
Resources at other sites
- Citizens Research Council of Michigan
- Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
- Economic Outlook, from U-M RSQE
- Michigan state government
- MI Local Govt Associations
- National/International Local Govt Associations
Additional collaborators include
- U-M Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE)
- Michigan Dept. of Treasury
- Michigan Association of Counties
- Michigan Municipal League
- Michigan Townships Association