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Assessing Local Fiscal Health in Tourist Cities in Michigan

June 30, 2021
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Christen Richardson and Capri Backus, Policy Analysts
This case study takes an in-depth look at the fiscal health stress of two tourist cities (City X and City Y) using a wide range of financial and demographic factors as well as findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey. This case study...

Local Government Fiscal Health & Deindustrialization in Michigan

May 30, 2021
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Elizabeth Chon and Capri Backus, Policy Analysts
In this case study, we analyze the financial health and Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) responses for two municipalities in Michigan: Cities X and Y. Although both municipalities experienced industrial decline throughout the late 20th century,...
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The impact of tax-exempt properties on Michigan local governments

March 1, 2014
Property tax revenues are one of the most important sources of funding for local governments in Michigan, but jurisdictions’ revenues are constrained in part because most have at least some properties that are exempt from taxes. This report presents...