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Leiser comments on state disinvestment in local government

May 9, 2022 Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio reports that disinvestment in Michigan's local governments has had a direct effect on the deterioration of basic infrastructure, especially water and sewage systems. Stephanie Leiser, who leads the Michigan Local Government Fiscal...
In the Media

How we should think about the government's budget - Leiser

Mar 14, 2022 WXYZ
Many Americans use the analogy of a pie to think about the government budget. But, Sarah Leiser, lecturer of public policy and leader of the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project at CLOSUP, says there's another way to think about it. "It...
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Join our team

Jan 14, 2022 careers.umich.edu
Apply by 2/14/22: CLOSUP is looking for a Research & Data Specialist to support all phases of research and outreach of two of our core activities, the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) and the Fiscal Health Project. For more details and how to...
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Ford School undergraduates continue to lead during the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
By Jack Eichner (BA '21) This week marks one year since the University of Michigan’s campus shut down. Questions swirled as students had to adjust to virtual learning while simultaneously adapting to new living situations in a rapidly evolving...
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Coronavirus response suffers when local government is starved

Mar 20, 2020
Local governments are on the front lines of the response to the coronavirus crisis. Their actions will ultimately shape how well the U.S. can survive COVID-19 and its economic aftermath, according to an opinion contribution in The Hill written by...
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Fiscal health: Mixed signals for Michigan’s local governments

Dec 11, 2019
ANN ARBOR—More than two-thirds of Michigan’s local government leaders rate their jurisdictions’ current fiscal stress as relatively low, according to a new survey by the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. On the...

CLOSUP’s Michigan Public Policy Survey turns 10

Nov 14, 2019
It’s been a tumultuous decade in Michigan: three governors, a cratered economy and its recovery, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a public health disaster in Flint, and more. Through it all, the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)...