Michigan Cities' Advocate: Revenue Sharing Discussion Gaining Traction
For months, the League has been saying the state needs to reverse billions of dollars of cuts to revenue sharing to avoid a "perfect storm" for cities and other local governments. The state's model for funding local governments is broken. Since 2002, Michigan has diverted from local governments a total of $7.5 billion in revenue sharing money. The League's SaveMICity effort focuses on the negative consequences of those reductions and in shrinking options for creating local revenue. Listen to the League's Tony Minghine's interview on WKAR radio to hear where the effort stands now. Read more.
Congressman Dan Kildee, League Host Municipal Finance Session
At our municipal finance event in Flint, the League's Anthony Minghine discussed the broken system and ways to fix it. Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson led a panel discussion on local impact. Rep. Dan Kildee and Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich added federal and state perspective. View photos. More.