Published on July 12, 2019
MSU Extension will work with University of Michigan, Wayne State to provide city of Detroit economic analysis and forecasting.
Published on May 23, 2017
The Fire Fighters and Police Officers Retirement Act (Act 345 of 1937) allows for a retirement plan for police officers and firefighters and also authorizes a funding source. What is Act 345, what does it do, and why does it matter?
Published on January 11, 2016
Michigan State University Extension launches Center for Local Government Finance and Policy to work with communities to improve fiscal health.
Published on January 21, 2015
Paper argues that Michigan should build fiscal scorecards for school districts using a number of readily available economic and environmental indicators.
Published on February 14, 2014
In response to financial challenges, county governments have adjusted spending and tried to maintain both critical public services and a reasonable level of reserves.
Published on January 27, 2014
Michigan City governments have experienced significant revenue shortfalls since 2008. In response, they have cut spending in areas such as city council offices and other general government functions while sparing public safety from the harshest cuts.