• Chapter 9 Bankruptcy: Simulation Exercise

    Published on December 12, 2016

    While not a cure for fiscal stress, Chapter 9 is a tool that a municipality may use to reset its financial course when all other methods fail. This paper identifies several lessons learned through a simulation exercise using live case data.

  • County Revenue Options

    Published on December 1, 2016

    Michigan counties have very limited revenue options other than the property tax. Additional revenue options provided to counties include general sales tax, motor fuel tax, alcohol, and tobacco tax.

  • Sample #1O: Joint Planning Commission Agreement/Ordinance

    Published on June 1, 2016

    This presents a sample Ordinance and agreement (combined as one) for the creation of a joint planning commission in Michigan. There are many different decisions and ways a joint planning commission can be set up.