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 November 7, 2018
Part of the Michigan at a Crossroads policy guide, this is a policy brief for the incoming 2019 Michigan gubernatorial administration on issues related to water regulation.
Published on November 6, 2018
This white paper, part of the Michigan at a Crossroads policy guide, puts Michigan's labor market in context, comparing current conditions to recent laws and pre-recessionary peaks.
Published on November 1, 2018
This white paper, part of the Michigan at a Crossroads policy guide, analyzes the importance of infrastructure investment, a history of infrastructure in the state of Michigan, and policy options for infrastructure investment.
Published on September 1, 2018
Over the past eight years, the state’s economy has seen significant improvements. Even with these increases, there remain significant concerns regarding funding for key public policy priorities in the state.
Published on August 1, 2018
This brief is, at best, a 30,000-feet-fly-over of the significant structural and contextual components of that system, including how schools are organized, funded, and governed, and current issues and trends that impact their success.
A new approach to evaluating the fiscal health of Michigan local governments: Comparing fiscal performance relative to available resources
Published on June 1, 2018
The purpose of this report is to develop a scoring system for Michigan local governments that accurately reflects their fiscal condition.
Published on May 30, 2018
MSU Extension gathered stakeholder feedback on the feasibility of possible alternatives to PA 436 of 2012 to determine which alternatives have the most support within the group.
Michigan Cities and Michigan Cannot Thrive Without Major Changes in Our System of Financing Local Governments
Published on May 25, 2018
Local government finances are primarily driven by property value growth and state revenue payments. Cities with TV per capita below $20,000 are likely to experience financial problems, particularly in a recession.