• City of Detroit Financial Stability Agreement

    Published on May 19, 2012
    This FAQ outlines the Detroit Consent Agreement including what a consent agreement is, Public Act 4, the Financial Advisory Board, the revenue conference, and compares Detroit’s with New York City and Philadelphia.

  • Chapter 9: Municipal Bankruptcy

    Published on May 9, 2012
    Introduction to Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, including eligibility, requirements, creditor negotiation tests, the plan of adjustment, Chapter 9 vs. Chapter 11 and the advantages and disadvantages of filing for Chapter 9.

  • The Lansing-East Lansing Metro Region Fiscal Scorecard

    Published on May 9, 2012
    This report analyzes the efficiency of the local governments in the Lansing-East Lansing metro region by comparing them to the governments in other similar metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the United States.

  • Proposal A and Headlee Rollback Talking Points

    Proposal A and the Headlee Rollback provisions explained. These talking points highlight issues of concern with each provision and offers solutions for consideration.