Published on May 28, 2013
Michigan State University training features strategies on to help communities attract businesses and residents.
Published on May 5, 2013
Inkster is anticipating a further decline in property tax revenue for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The city had already been dealing with persistent deficits and has been operating under a consent agreement with the state.
Published on March 24, 2013
Some use tax assessor classifications as an indicator of zoning district. They are not the same and one should never base zoning decisions on property tax classifications.
Published on March 2, 2013
Managing financial obligations in the short term is essential for business survival.
Published on March 1, 2013
Collaboration between local governments, organizations and agencies can save valuable local financial resources and help leverage outside financial resources without duplication of services.
Published on February 8, 2013
Take steps to create a plan of action to confront student loan debt.
Published on January 21, 2013
Joint planning allows multiple municipalities in Michigan to collectively, more effectively and more efficiently plan for their community’s future.
Published on January 18, 2013
Will Social Security be enough? Women need to start planning early to ensure they have a strong post-retirement future.
Published on November 30, 2012
Forestry experts outline some of the basic tax provisions for income generated from selling timber and point readers to additional on-line forestry taxation resources.
Published on November 15, 2012
Carrying liability insurance helps protect officials in the event of a lawsuit, but it is important to work with your municipal attorney to review the policy’s scope of coverage to ensure that your community’s coverage needs are met.