Survey: Local Leaders Say Relations With State Gov't Strained

November 29, 2023 Gongwer

Local government leaders across Michigan reported in a recent survey a decline in satisfaction in their overall relationship with state government leaders may in part be due to changes in the partisan makeup of its leadership, a recent survey found. In a survey conducted by the Michigan Public Policy Survey at the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy within the University of Michigan, 56 percent of local government officials surveyed reported their relations with state government as being fair or poor, with 42 percent being fair and 14 percent saying relations were poor.