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November 22, 2014

2004 Media Citations

The media recognize that without a trusted, independent source of data and analysis, the flow of information about state and local government issues would be controlled by two sources — the governmental units themselves and interest groups. CRC is that trusted source. Here are the latest articles in which CRC is cited:

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  • Industries face headwinds in ’05Detroit News, December 30, 2004
  • Heights’ annual audit paints brighter financial picture, despite forecast state cutbacksDearborn Times Herald, December 29, 2004
  • Public hearing set on consolidation questionGrand Blanc News, December 26, 2004
  • Old Problems, fresh hopes: New House speaker, veteran Senate leader set to tackle budget woesGrand Rapids Press, December 26, 3004
  • State House to see new leaders, same red inkKalamazoo Gazette, December 25, 2004
  • Fix Michigan’s school funding crisisDetroit News, December 23, 2004
  • Education funding has to be fixedMt. Pleasant Morning Sun, December 19, 2004
  • Schools want study of state fundingMt. Pleasant Morning Sun, December 19, 2004
  • Detroit teetering on brink of complete financial ruinPlymouth Observer, December 19, 2004
  • State looks at ways to trim MedicaidDetroit News, December 19, 2004
  • Schools warn state of looming deficitsBay City Times, December 16, 2004
  • Flint schools near bankruptcyFlint Journal, December 15, 2004
  • State Board of Education mulls finance problemsCheboygan Daily Tribune, December 15, 2004
  • Schools chief: Districts need a shake-upDetroit Free Press, December 15, 2004
  • Board turns focus on schools’ financial crisisGongwer News Service, December 14, 2004
  • State’s teacher pension system generousDetroit Free Press, December 14, 2004
  • Budget battle looms aheadLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Michigan might be heading down rough fiscal roadLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Local governments feeling the painLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Governor: School funding is safeLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Problems with budget inherent to systemLivonia Observer, December 12, 2004
  • What fresh fiscal disaster is this?Northville Record, December 9, 2004
  • Budget woes looming aheadSpinal Column, December 1, 2004

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  • What’s next for Hamtramck and Flint?, Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan’s MAC Quarterly, Fall 2004

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  • Study: Both options for Detroit raise concernsGongwer News Service, September 28, 2004
  • Future Pensions Will Eat School Budgets, MIRS News, September 28, 2004
  • Study: School pensions absorb expected funding increasesGongwer News Service, September 27, 2004
  • Analysis sides with Prop. 1 opponents on Lottery issueGongwer News Service, September 24, 2004
  • State needs new approach to funding school buildings, Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan’s MAC Quarterly, Summer 2004

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  • State budget deal drags out until AugustIronwood Daily Globe, July 28, 2004
  • Budget deal drags out until August, Sault Ste. Marie Evening News, July 27, 2004
  • Unresolved state budget worries somePort Huron Times Herald, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal unresolvedBattle Creek Enquirer, July 26, 2004
  • Election year budget deal proves elusiveHillsdale Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal drags out until AugustLansing State Journal, July 26, 2004
  • Almost August, still no budgetPetokey News, July 26, 2004
  • No Deal; Michigan budget delayedIron Mountain Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • State budget deal drages out until AugustCheboygan Daily Tribune, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal drages out until AugustHuron Daily Tribune, July 26, 2004
  • Delay in budget deal longer than usualMenominee Eagle Herald, July 26, 2004
  • Lawmakers break lacking budget dealMidland Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • Lender calls Prop A a mistakeDetroit News, July 18, 2004
  • Pfizer expands discount drug planKalamazoo Gazette, July 7, 2004
  • State revenue rises, but budget deficits aren’t going away yetCrain’s Detroit Business, July 5, 2004

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  • School basics are jeopardizedThe [Greenville] Daily News, June 29, 2004
  • Grandville schools will dip into savings to finance next year’s budget, Walker Advance, June 29, 2004
  • Sin taxes no permanent solution, panelists sayCrain’s Detroit Business, June 28, 2004
  • Study to take a hard look at consolidationGrand Blanc News, June 27, 2004
  • Caution Indicated on Sin Taxes to Solve Budget WoesGongwer News Service, June 23, 2004
  • State’s next step should be school ‘cool’Bay City Times, June 14, 2004

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  • Income Taxes Wrong Answer for Metro Detroit CitiesDetroit News, April 20, 2004
  • Medicaid fix demains benefit cutsDetroit News, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid payments hurt stateJackson City Patriot, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid growth still out of controlPort Huron Times Herald, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid biggest bully bashing state budgetGrand Rapids Press, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid biggest state budget drainMonroe Evening News, April 19, 2004
  • Michigan faces higher payments for Medicaid despite declining revenuesBig Rapids Pioneer, April 19, 2004
  • 2 cities consider local income taxDetroit Free Press, April 19, 2004
  • Study: Proposal A hamstrings Michigan citiesDetroit News, April 18, 2004
  • Medicaid tab saps MichiganDetroit News, April 18, 2004
  • Mich targets aging schoolsDetroit News, April 4, 2004
  • Budget deal coming apartSaginaw News, April 5, 2004
  • Republicans caught between the devil and deep red seaFlint Journal, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers put off budget painGrand Rapids Press, April 4, 2004
  • State spending plan getting more costlyAnn Arbor News, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers postpone budget painMuskegon Chronicle, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers will delay budget painKalamazoo Gazette, April 4, 2004
  • School reform’s ‘big hole’: paying for buildingsGrand Rapids Press, April 1, 2004
  • State students deserve school building equityFlint Journal, April 1, 2004

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  • State studies ways to fix school buildingsCheboygan Daily Tribune, March 31, 2004
  • State board looks to tackle crumbling schoolsMuskegon Chronicle, March 31, 2004
  • State board seeks equity in school-building fundsFlint Journal, March 31, 2004
  • Fixes sought for state’s deteriorating schoolsLansing State Journal, March 31, 2004
  • State education board studies ways to help school buildingsManistee News Advocate, March 31, 2004
  • Education Board Seeking Building Fund ProposalGongwer News Service, March 31, 2004
  • Granholm budget holds jolt for property ownersPort Huron Times Herald, March 28, 2004
  • For city, rain will define ‘climate’Lansing State Journal, March 23, 2004
  • Burton eyes building fees that may be illegalFlint Journal, March 22, 2004
  • Institute helps new boards understand complexities of positionPlymouth Observer, March 18, 2004

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2004 Media Citations

The media recognize that without a trusted, independent source of data and analysis, the flow of information about state and local government issues would be controlled by two sources — the governmental units themselves and interest groups. CRC is that trusted source. Here are the latest articles in which CRC is cited:

[cs_accordian column_size=”1/1″ accordian_style=”default”][accordian_item accordion_active=”no” accordion_title=”December” icon=”Choose Icon”]

  • Industries face headwinds in ’05Detroit News, December 30, 2004
  • Heights’ annual audit paints brighter financial picture, despite forecast state cutbacksDearborn Times Herald, December 29, 2004
  • Public hearing set on consolidation questionGrand Blanc News, December 26, 2004
  • Old Problems, fresh hopes: New House speaker, veteran Senate leader set to tackle budget woesGrand Rapids Press, December 26, 3004
  • State House to see new leaders, same red inkKalamazoo Gazette, December 25, 2004
  • Fix Michigan’s school funding crisisDetroit News, December 23, 2004
  • Education funding has to be fixedMt. Pleasant Morning Sun, December 19, 2004
  • Schools want study of state fundingMt. Pleasant Morning Sun, December 19, 2004
  • Detroit teetering on brink of complete financial ruinPlymouth Observer, December 19, 2004
  • State looks at ways to trim MedicaidDetroit News, December 19, 2004
  • Schools warn state of looming deficitsBay City Times, December 16, 2004
  • Flint schools near bankruptcyFlint Journal, December 15, 2004
  • State Board of Education mulls finance problemsCheboygan Daily Tribune, December 15, 2004
  • Schools chief: Districts need a shake-upDetroit Free Press, December 15, 2004
  • Board turns focus on schools’ financial crisisGongwer News Service, December 14, 2004
  • State’s teacher pension system generousDetroit Free Press, December 14, 2004
  • Budget battle looms aheadLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Michigan might be heading down rough fiscal roadLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Local governments feeling the painLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Governor: School funding is safeLivingston County Press, December 12, 2004
  • Problems with budget inherent to systemLivonia Observer, December 12, 2004
  • What fresh fiscal disaster is this?Northville Record, December 9, 2004
  • Budget woes looming aheadSpinal Column, December 1, 2004

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  • What’s next for Hamtramck and Flint?, Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan’s MAC Quarterly, Fall 2004

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  • Study: Both options for Detroit raise concernsGongwer News Service, September 28, 2004
  • Future Pensions Will Eat School Budgets, MIRS News, September 28, 2004
  • Study: School pensions absorb expected funding increasesGongwer News Service, September 27, 2004
  • Analysis sides with Prop. 1 opponents on Lottery issueGongwer News Service, September 24, 2004
  • State needs new approach to funding school buildings, Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan’s MAC Quarterly, Summer 2004

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  • State budget deal drags out until AugustIronwood Daily Globe, July 28, 2004
  • Budget deal drags out until August, Sault Ste. Marie Evening News, July 27, 2004
  • Unresolved state budget worries somePort Huron Times Herald, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal unresolvedBattle Creek Enquirer, July 26, 2004
  • Election year budget deal proves elusiveHillsdale Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal drags out until AugustLansing State Journal, July 26, 2004
  • Almost August, still no budgetPetokey News, July 26, 2004
  • No Deal; Michigan budget delayedIron Mountain Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • State budget deal drages out until AugustCheboygan Daily Tribune, July 26, 2004
  • Budget deal drages out until AugustHuron Daily Tribune, July 26, 2004
  • Delay in budget deal longer than usualMenominee Eagle Herald, July 26, 2004
  • Lawmakers break lacking budget dealMidland Daily News, July 26, 2004
  • Lender calls Prop A a mistakeDetroit News, July 18, 2004
  • Pfizer expands discount drug planKalamazoo Gazette, July 7, 2004
  • State revenue rises, but budget deficits aren’t going away yetCrain’s Detroit Business, July 5, 2004

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  • School basics are jeopardizedThe [Greenville] Daily News, June 29, 2004
  • Grandville schools will dip into savings to finance next year’s budget, Walker Advance, June 29, 2004
  • Sin taxes no permanent solution, panelists sayCrain’s Detroit Business, June 28, 2004
  • Study to take a hard look at consolidationGrand Blanc News, June 27, 2004
  • Caution Indicated on Sin Taxes to Solve Budget WoesGongwer News Service, June 23, 2004
  • State’s next step should be school ‘cool’Bay City Times, June 14, 2004

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  • Income Taxes Wrong Answer for Metro Detroit CitiesDetroit News, April 20, 2004
  • Medicaid fix demains benefit cutsDetroit News, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid payments hurt stateJackson City Patriot, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid growth still out of controlPort Huron Times Herald, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid biggest bully bashing state budgetGrand Rapids Press, April 19, 2004
  • Medicaid biggest state budget drainMonroe Evening News, April 19, 2004
  • Michigan faces higher payments for Medicaid despite declining revenuesBig Rapids Pioneer, April 19, 2004
  • 2 cities consider local income taxDetroit Free Press, April 19, 2004
  • Study: Proposal A hamstrings Michigan citiesDetroit News, April 18, 2004
  • Medicaid tab saps MichiganDetroit News, April 18, 2004
  • Mich targets aging schoolsDetroit News, April 4, 2004
  • Budget deal coming apartSaginaw News, April 5, 2004
  • Republicans caught between the devil and deep red seaFlint Journal, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers put off budget painGrand Rapids Press, April 4, 2004
  • State spending plan getting more costlyAnn Arbor News, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers postpone budget painMuskegon Chronicle, April 4, 2004
  • Lawmakers will delay budget painKalamazoo Gazette, April 4, 2004
  • School reform’s ‘big hole’: paying for buildingsGrand Rapids Press, April 1, 2004
  • State students deserve school building equityFlint Journal, April 1, 2004

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  • State studies ways to fix school buildingsCheboygan Daily Tribune, March 31, 2004
  • State board looks to tackle crumbling schoolsMuskegon Chronicle, March 31, 2004
  • State board seeks equity in school-building fundsFlint Journal, March 31, 2004
  • Fixes sought for state’s deteriorating schoolsLansing State Journal, March 31, 2004
  • State education board studies ways to help school buildingsManistee News Advocate, March 31, 2004
  • Education Board Seeking Building Fund ProposalGongwer News Service, March 31, 2004
  • Granholm budget holds jolt for property ownersPort Huron Times Herald, March 28, 2004
  • For city, rain will define ‘climate’Lansing State Journal, March 23, 2004
  • Burton eyes building fees that may be illegalFlint Journal, March 22, 2004
  • Institute helps new boards understand complexities of positionPlymouth Observer, March 18, 2004

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