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Stephanie Leiser

Lecturer in Public Policy
Stephanie Leiser is a lecturer at the Ford School and leads the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). Her general area of interest is in public finance, budgeting, and financial…
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Local Governments Report Less Fiscal Stress, But Wary

Dec 19, 2022 Gongwer News Service
Local government leaders report they are better able to financially meet their needs this year than in 2021 though remain concerned about long-term fiscal trends, according to a survey released last week. The Michigan Public Policy Survey from the...
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Spotlight Special: Economy, polling, policy on Inside Michigan's AAV

Oct 23, 2022 WXMI-Fox17 TV
On Saturday, October 22, (11:30 a.m.) on BOUNCE TV and Sunday, October23, (1:00 p.m.), on WMYD-TV 20, our Spotlight on the News Special: Inside Michigan's African Vote, looks at how the economy, polling, and policy may impact election 2022. Our...
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7 Burning Questions for 2022

Jan 5, 2022 Hour Detroit
Will Gretchen Whitmer be reelected? Will Detroit allow recreational pot shops to open? How will Coleman Young II and once-nemesis Mike Duggan get along? Our panelists make their...
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Michigan governments sit on $11B from stimulus, as needs grow every day

Oct 25, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Battle Creek — Helping residents pay off nearly $2 million in delinquent utility bills.  Expanding high-speed internet access. Making major repairs at a wastewater treatment plant. There’s no shortage of ideas on how to spend a $30.5 million...