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Election '08's Impact on Michigan: The Candidates’ Positions on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

Random Factoid

Michigan's local government leaders have less trust in the state government than Michigan's citizens have. While 18% of Michigan's citizens trust the state government nearly always or most of the time, only 9% of Michigan's local government leaders feel the same. And while 27% of the state's citizens say they seldom or never trust the state government in Lansing, this number jumps to 49% of the state's local leaders, and 71% of Michigan's county government leaders.

MPPS, Spring 2009

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Did you know?
In response to severe fiscal challenges, workforce layoffs are predicted by many Michigan local governments during 2010, including 39% of counties, 25% of cities, 15% of villages and 6% of townships (many of these smaller units tend to have very few employees to begin with).

MPPS, Spring 2009
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