News

  • A Big Picture Look at Local Governments Finances

    Published on March 9, 2021
    One year into the pandemic and the local government financial picture is still fuzzy…with 300,000 fewer jobs but property tax revenues are up over 5%. What’s not unclear is the COVID-19 relief stimulus for local government will be welcomed.

  • Is the Schedule 1099-C a blessing or a curse?

    Published on December 11, 2020
    Receiving a 1099-C does impact your credit report and score and also has Federal income tax consequences.

  • Adulting 101 classes offered by MSU Extension

    Published on December 7, 2020
    Are your older teens ready to leave for college or be on their own? Are they prepared to do adult tasks and have skills to be successful? Consider MSU Extension’s Adulting 101 classes.

  • The forgotten law: Planning Commission review of capital expenditures

    Published on September 1, 2020
    When government proposes to buy land, buildings, renovate or build, the proposal should be reviewed by that government’s planning commission first.

  • Local Government Resources for Novel Coronavirus Response

    Published on August 18, 2020
    We are also asking for feedback from you and your community to help us understand how MSU Extension can provide support and educational resources now and in the future.

  • COVID-19 fiscal strategy and resource guides

    Published on May 22, 2020
    Guides help local governments through the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19.

  • Potential Revenues for COVID-19

    Published on April 20, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • MI Local Governments Finances and COVID-19

    Published on April 16, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • Local Government Relief Funds

    Published on April 9, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • Small Businesses Assistance

    Published on April 9, 2020
    What the CARES Act Means for Small Businesses