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What is Revenue Sharing?
• Local governments use state funding,
called revenue sharing, to pay for services
• Revenue sharing was promised to local
communities in the Michigan Constitution
• It started in the 1920s when the State of
Michigan promised communities it would
• In every budget since 2000, the State has
not fully returned revenue sharing as
• The Michigan Legislature needs to
recognize the connection between the
• Local communities are the foundation of
successful economic development in
• Communities have reduced their services,
eliminated public safety positions and
• According to the Michigan Commission on
Law Enforcement Standards, there are
• Michigan’s Fire Marshall Office reports 2,400 fewer fire fighters since 2001.
• Senior, recreation and public library programs have been drastically cut or eliminated.
• Local governments cannot continue to provide essential services if funding is continually redistributed to other budget priorities.
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