University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Local governments struggle to cope with fiscal, service, and staffing pressures

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August 2010


The fiscal health of Michigan's local governments has declined in the last year and has become a much more widespread problem, increasingly affecting communities of all sizes, in all regions of the state. This MPPS report examines how local governments are being affected by falling tax revenues and aid, at the same time that they face increasing service demands and rising costs to provide services.

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Keywords: Community Development, Economy and Economic Development, Intergovernmental Relations, Labor Supply & Workforce Development, Public Finance & Taxation

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