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CLOSUP Updates

Local Government COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guide

Jun 1, 2020
CLOSUP is partnering with experts from universities, consulting firms, and research institutions across Michigan to help local governments respond to fiscal challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. View the Resource Guide View the news...

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)...
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Most government units in Michigan unprepared for next recession

Oct 30, 2019 105.5 FM WTHD LaGrange, IN
More than half of Michigan's local government leaders are concerned about the potential impact of the next recession on their jurisdictions' ability to deliver public services and maintain government operations. Although local leaders have...
Local government fiscal health

Local Government Fiscal Capacity and Tax Limitations

September 2001 - June 2006
Note: This project was active at CLOSUP from 2001 to 2006. The information below is for archival purposes. Responding to taxpayer dissatisfaction over high property taxes, Michigan, like many other states, has passed legislation to restrict annual property tax increases. Beginning in 1978, the state's voters adopted the Headlee Amendment to the Michigan Constitution, limiting annual growth in property tax revenues to the lesser of 5 percent or the rate of inflation. In 1994, the voters passed Proposal A, restructuring school finance and placing a cap on annual increases in property value...
Local government fiscal health

CLOSUP Local Government Fiscal Health Project

July 2019
Stephanie Leiser
Launched in 2019, and working in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension Center for Local Government Finance & Policy, the Michigan Department of Treasury, and others, CLOSUP’s Local Government Fiscal Health Project aims to develop a deeper understanding of the fiscal health and fiscal challenges of local governments in Michigan, and beyond. This deeper understanding will contribute toward a proactive approach to local fiscal health in Michigan, and promote greater transparency and earlier detection of signs of fiscal...