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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...

Federalism and California’s Role in Vehicle Emissions Standards

July 1, 2018
This paper and its analyses were commissioned in order to support a paper written by Barry G. Rabe for the Academy of Arts and Sciences Project on Durability and Adaptability in Energy Policy entitled “Leveraged Federalism and the Clean Air Act: The...

Fiscal Stimulus Package Mostly Ineffective for Local Economies

May 1, 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...
Functioning of democracy

The Functioning of Democracy: Insights from Michigan’s local leaders

April 2020
Tom Ivacko, Debra Horner, Natalie Fitzpatrick, Monika Anderson, Kristina Curtiss, Christian Hunter, Julie Rubin, Kyron Smith, Karley Thurston
CLOSUP’s Functioning of Democracy Project is designed to increase our understanding of how American democracy is functioning at the local level, based on the unique perspective of Michigan’s local government leaders. It also provided resources and analysis for faculty, students, and other participants involved in the University of Michigan’s 2020 Fall theme semester on “Democracy and Debate.” These resources and projects draw from data collected through the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), a decade-long, ongoing program that surveys top elected and appointed local leaders across the...

MPPS Spring 2020 data tables

Summary tables for questionnaire items from the Spring 2020 Wave of the MPPS broken down by jurisdiction type, population size, and region of the state are accessible below. Table of Contents Coronavirus Disease 2019...

Spring 2020 Michigan Public Policy Survey Homepage

THE SPRING 2020 MICHIGAN PUBLIC POLICY SURVEY Topics: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; election administration and security; Michigan's new Independent Citizens...

Spring 2019 Michigan Public Policy Survey Homepage

THE SPRING 2019 MICHIGAN PUBLIC POLICY SURVEY Topics: Annual tracking items for fiscal, budget, operation policies; preparation for the next recession; problems with opioids; local government energy issues; preparation for the 2020...