Would public transit benefit Southeast Michigan? That’s the easy question. How to pay for it? That’s complicated.

In a nutshell: In Michigan, all types of local government levy property taxes to fund services. Many communities in Southeast Michigan are already levying property taxes at high rates, limiting the usefulness of the property tax as a funding source for re...

Tax Day brings updates to the Outline of the Michigan Tax System

Livonia, Mich. – April 17, 2018 – As Michigan residents pay their taxes for another year, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan has released its annual update of the Outline of the Michigan Tax System. The outline is an explanation of the various ...

Michigan’s Broken Model of Municipal Finance

Date: December 14, 2017 Speaker: Eric Lupher Venue: Detroit Revitalization Fellows Topic: Michigan’s Broken Model of Municipal Finance