David Hollister knows a bit about how public budgets work.
He served as mayor of Lansing for a decade. Before that, he served two decades in the Michigan House, representing Lansing.
And he says, “We need to recalculate how urban centers are funded."
A Munetrix review of data from local governments sent to the state found communities in growing trouble and communities digging out of budget problems. But, overall, the theme was one of turmoil, as reflected in the graphics below.