Published on October 1, 2019
Legacy costs have imposed challenges on local governments in Michigan. The lack of funding for retirement benefits, including pension and other postemployment benefits (OPEB) such as healthcare, affects the wellbeing of public employees.
Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook - Volume III: Prioritizing and Implementing Recommendations
Published on September 19, 2019
This volume of the Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook outlines action steps and further stakeholder engagement options.
Published on September 3, 2019
MSU Extension educator Julie Crick and Emmet Conservation District manager and program coordinator Jackie Pilette discuss the threat of invasive species and the challenges they pose for Michigan communities.
Published on September 20, 2018
There are over-riding principles for economic development and community development in a new/global economy. There are four principles that should be the foundation and background for each item on the to-do list.
Published on October 27, 2017
Bill Anderson and Jeff Nutting of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments talk about how their organization uses data to inform local governments and help inform long-term planning.
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.
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 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.