Published on April 9, 2020
In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.
Published on July 12, 2019
MSU Extension will work with University of Michigan, Wayne State to provide city of Detroit economic analysis and forecasting.
Published on May 15, 2018
The three Social Security coverage statuses of Michigan’s police officers and firefighters.
Published on April 12, 2018
Local Michigan governments can utilize this tool to help fund current services.
Published on May 23, 2017
The Fire Fighters and Police Officers Retirement Act (Act 345 of 1937) allows for a retirement plan for police officers and firefighters and also authorizes a funding source. What is Act 345, what does it do, and why does it matter?
Published on February 13, 2017
An analysis of the possible impact of repealing the income tax and what we can learn from Kansas
Published on January 26, 2016
The top 20 unfunded liabilities across cities, villages and townships in Michigan.
Published on January 11, 2016
Michigan State University Extension launches Center for Local Government Finance and Policy to work with communities to improve fiscal health.
Published on January 21, 2015
Paper argues that Michigan should build fiscal scorecards for school districts using a number of readily available economic and environmental indicators.
Published on February 14, 2014
In response to financial challenges, county governments have adjusted spending and tried to maintain both critical public services and a reasonable level of reserves.