Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: The Impact of State and Federal Politics on Local Government

February 13, 2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Contact: Eric Walcott

This program is an online webinar. The webinar link will be sent out following registration. 

Presentation by:

Dr Shu Wang, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Elected and appointed officials at all levels of local government, as well as interested local government staff and residents.

MSU professor Dr. Shu Wang will present on the impact of state and federal politics on local government. The webinar will touch on issues from mandates from state and federal government to local, how much of local funding comes from state and federal government, and how local units are impacted by things like a federal government shutdown. The webinar will be approximately 1 hour, including time for questions and discussion.

COST: Free

Potential Future Topics

  • Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs
  • Road and Transportation Funding
  • Public Engagement on “Wicked” Issues
  • Strategic Planning in Local Government
  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Engaging the Public in the Budget Process

For information on this webinar series, or to view previous webinars, visit the program page:



Tags: community, finance, government, land use, local government, msue, msu extension, opiods, planning

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