A new survey of Michigan’s local government officials shows that trust in state and local government is strongly partisan.
Only one-third of the local governments in Michigan say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their fiscal needs this year — a big drop from last year when nearly half reported having such difficulties, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.
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.
A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working, but it also carries a risk of producing unintended consequences, a new survey by the University of Michigan reports.
Democrats in the Michigan House on Thursday introduced proposals that would require personal financial disclosure forms for many public officials and put some restrictions on state-level political campaign donations.
A 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.
The US Supreme Court weighed in this week on violent video games, ruling that states can not stop stores from selling the games to kids.
The state House approved a measure that critics say allows local governments that are consolidating services, to also eliminate some provisions of collectively bargained contracts.