• Developing an Early Warning System for Michigan's Schools

    Published on January 21, 2015

    This paper examines district deficit and predictors of distress in the proposed early warning system, finding a weak correlation. It suggests alternative fiscal measurements with stronger correlation.

  • Parliamentary procedure resources

    Published on April 11, 2013

    The productivity of meetings can be improved when members have an understanding of parliamentary procedure.

  • City of Detroit: City Employment Terms

    Published on August 14, 2012

    This FAQ outlines the events leading to the CET, discusses the implications, and lays out further questions to consider as the city continues to address its financial crisis.

  • The Suspension of the Emergency Manager Law and its Implications

    Published on August 14, 2012

    This FAQ document will outline many of the questions, identify some sources of guidance during this period of confusion, and will serve as a platform for better understanding the challenges in addressing local government financial crises.