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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Offers Prescriptions for Broken Municipal Finance System

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Matt Bach
Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073
mbach@mml.org; www.mml.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 26, 2020

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Offers Prescriptions for Broken Municipal Finance System

Past cuts in state revenue sharing payments to communities and severe limitations on their ability to raise local revenues are hindering the ability of Michigan’s communities to meet the needs of residents operating in a modern economy, limiting our state’s growth.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a nonprofit operating foundation has spent months researching Michigan’s “unique” statutory and constitutional restrictions surrounding local finance. The formal findings of a research report,Towards Fiscally Healthy Michigan Local Governments will be presented with state and local perspective provided by State Representative Mark Huizenga (R-Walker); Westland Mayor Bill Wild; and Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director and COO for the Michigan Municipal League.

WHAT: Zoom report launch with Media Q/A.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27 at 10 a.m.

WHO: Jenna DeAngelo, Associate Director of Local and Regional Fiscal Health, Lincoln Institute, Michigan Representative Mark Huizenga (R-Walker), Westland Mayor Bill Wild. President of Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Event moderator is Anthony Minghine, Michigan Municipal League Deputy Executive Director and COO.

WHERE: Virtual Press Announcement with Q/A. If you are interested in joining and would like the Zoom log in information, or to receive an embargoed copy of the report, please contact Matt Bach at mbach@mml.com or 810-874-1073.

For additional information contact the League’s Matt Bach, assistant director of strategic communications, at (810) 874-1073 and mbach@mml.org.

About the League: Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.

 

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