Published on April 19, 2018
This is paper one in the ongoing Michigan at a Crossroad Series. The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a concise summary of some of the most important features of the tax system in Michigan, along with a brief guide to some policy proposals.
Published on April 1, 2018
This paper is intended to provide a general overview of key budgetary issues that incoming elected officials can expect to and should be prepared to tackle in the coming years.
Published on September 26, 2017
Bill Anderson and Jeff Nutting from Southeast Michigan Council of Governments discuss how SEMCOG uses big data to inform long-term decision-making.
Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities: Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments webinar
Published on August 1, 2017
MSU Extension educators detail issues involved in regulating medical marijuana facilities.
Published on June 19, 2017
Using audit reports and F-65 reports from the Department of Treasury, this report identifies Michigan cities that may be service insolvent, or on the verge of being unable to provide fundamental services to their residents.
Published on May 16, 2017
Deputy State Treasurer Eric Scorsone discusses efforts to reform Michigan's local government finance system.
Published on May 10, 2017
This white paper details the Michigan emergency manager law, the experiences of local officials and outlines possible adjustments that could be made to the existing law.