Fiscal Stimulus Package Mostly Ineffective for Local Economies

May 2010

This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ opinions on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)—also known as the Federal Stimulus Package—based on statewide surveys in the Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 waves of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS). Respondents for the MPPS include county administrators and board chairs, city mayors and managers, village presidents and managers, and township supervisors, clerks, and managers from over 1,300 jurisdictions across the state.