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February 22, 2021

Robert Schneider

Robert Schneider

Bob is in his second stint with the Citizens Research Council, having worked for the organization from 2013 to 2015. He has spent most of his time in state government, having worked in the Office of Health and Human Services – State Budget Office and as Associate Director for the non-partisan Michigan House Fiscal Agency (HFA). He has extensive expertise and has provided non-partisan advice and analysis on state policy and budget matters in areas including corrections, human services, and transportation. Prior to joining HFA, he was a research assistant and project manager from 1994 to 1996 for Public Policy Associates, a Lansing-based policy research and consulting firm. He also served for two years within the Michigan Department of State working on department budget and financial issues.

Bob received his B.S. in Economics from Central Michigan University and his M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.

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Eric has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He has been with the Citizens Research Council since 1987, the first two years as a Lent Upson-Loren Miller Fellow, and since then as a Research Associate and, later, as Director of Local Affairs. Eric has researched such issues as state taxes, state revenue sharing, highway funding, unemployment insurance, economic development incentives, and stadium funding. His recent work focused on local government matters, including intergovernmental cooperation, governance issues, and municipal finance. Eric is a past president of the Governmental Research Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), an advisory body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing the user community on behalf of the Governmental Research Association.

Robert Schneider

Robert Schneider

Bob is in his second stint with the Citizens Research Council, having worked for the organization from 2013 to 2015. He has spent most of his time in state government, having worked in the Office of Health and Human Services – State Budget Office and as Associate Director for the non-partisan Michigan House Fiscal Agency (HFA). He has extensive expertise and has provided non-partisan advice and analysis on state policy and budget matters in areas including corrections, human services, and transportation. Prior to joining HFA, he was a research assistant and project manager from 1994 to 1996 for Public Policy Associates, a Lansing-based policy research and consulting firm. He also served for two years within the Michigan Department of State working on department budget and financial issues.

Bob received his B.S. in Economics from Central Michigan University and his M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.

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