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Michigan’s local leaders are divided over the state’s emergency manager law

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September 2012


This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the state’s emergency manager law, officially called the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act (Public Act 4 of 2011). This law provides for the appointment of emergency managers to oversee local governments and school districts in fiscal distress. The findings in this report are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2012 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

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Keywords: Economy and Economic Development, Intergovernmental Relations, Public Finance & Taxation, Public Opinion

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