Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The University of Michigan central campus.

More Local Governments In Michgian Using Data to Make Decisions Amid Fiscal Crisis

Just 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2012

Database Highlights Public Sector Innovation

A new University of Michigan online database provides examples of excellence in the public sector and highlights innovative programs launched by state and local governments, school systems and others nationwide. Created by the Center for […]


UM Study: Sales Tax Holiday Helps Sales, Hurts Government

Sales tax holidays for certain goods lead to significantly higher sales on the goods, but also substantially reduce tax collection revenue. The findings appear in a new report by the Center for Local, State, and […]