Center for Local State and Urban Policy

Local Government Officials Don't Trust State, FedsA new survey of Michigan's local government officials shows that trust in state and local government is strongly partisan.
UM Study: Most Local Government Leaders Want Citizens Involved But Also Want LimitsMore than half (53 percent) of Michigan's local leaders believe they offer "a great deal" of opportunities for citizens to engage in local government, while only 3 percent say they offer "few, if any," according to a new report from the University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.
More Local Governments In Michgian Using Data to Make Decisions Amid Fiscal CrisisJust over two-thirds of Michigan's local governments say they use "data-driven decision making" as they try to cut costs and boost efficiency amid tough economic times, a new University of Michigan survey reports.
Poll Finds Citizens, Officials Agree Local Government Should Fight Global WarmingA large majority of Michigan citizens and local government leaders agree that local governments have a responsibility to help reduce global warming, a new University of Michigan survey says.
UM Report Backs 'Economic Gardening'
Database Highlights Public Sector Innovation
UM Study: Sales Tax Holiday Helps Sales, Hurts Government