This bulletin is a discussion of the philosophy of what should be paid by fees and what should be covered by general fund moneys. It also presents work sheets for a municipality to establish zoning, land division and other permit fees.
Revisiting the 1998 State Revenue Sharing Formula Changes is an Informing the Debate Urban and Economic Fiscal Concerns series prepared by Michigan State University’s Urban Affairs Programs and the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR).
An update to the 2013 Report: Funding the Legacy -- The Cost of Municipal Workers' Retirement Benefits to Michigan Communities.
This report’s practical recommendations are aimed at assisting the C.S. Mott Foundation, state and local officials, and Michigan residents in identifying a more effective policy and legal approach to local fiscal crises.
This case study of Flint explores the economic and fiscal trends that led to the state takeover via an emergency financial manager in November 2011 and to analyzes the impact of the emergency manager policy on the city’s fiscal health.