October 5, 2017 | Eric Lupher
Some government authorities representing Michigan counties or towns are allowed to raise taxes or issue debt even when their voting members do not equally represent the residents of that region.
August 1, 2017 | Eric Lupher
A new report shows over $2 billion in potential General Fund revenue will be diverted or dedicated to other promised programs by 2023. Add an economy that will inevitably cool, and Michigan will soon be facing serious budget challenges.
April 6, 2017 | Eric Lupher
Taking a more regional approach to local government would improve the efficiency and economics of service delivery. Counties are in a better position to drive technology, elections, tax assessments and other back office functions.
March 23, 2017 | Eric Lupher
Small policy changes won’t change the downward spiral of local governments across Michigan. Here are a few alternatives.