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1960

  • Warren Woods: A Study of Reorganization Alternatives,Report 205, ( December 60 ) 35 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Plymouth Township: An Analysis of the Alternatives,Report 204, ( November 60 ) 42 pages
  • Supplement: A Survey of Selected Operations of the Lansing School Districts,Report 196, ( November 60 ) 23 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 1,CC 717, ( October 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 2,CC 716, ( October 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 3,CC 715, ( October 60 ) 4 pages
  • A Primer on State Government Organization in Michigan,Report 203, ( October 60 ) 19 pages
  • Backgrounds of Michigan State and Local Financial Problems: A Pictorial Handbook,Report 202, ( October 60 ) 30 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues:CC 714, ( July 60 ) 4 pagesProposition A — $50 million Sewer Bond Issue; Proposition B — Reorganization of Board of Water Commissioners; Proposition C — Transfer the Detroit Welfare Department to Wayne County; Proposition D — To Protect the Status of City Employees Transferred to Another Unit of Government; Proposition E — Transfer of the City Physician’s Office from the Public Welfare Commission to the Board of Health; Proposition F — To Provide A Retirement Allowance for City Service of Employees Transferred to Another Unit of Government
  • Michigan Constitutional Issues,Report 201, ( June 60 ) 42 pages [207 KB]Briefly discusses, without editorial comment, the questions that appeared to constitute the major points at issue in deciding whether it was necessary to call a constitutional convention.
  • The Municipal Income Tax,CC 713, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • The Revenues Of Major Cities,CC 712, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s General Fund Budget – 3. The Stumbling Blocks,CC 711, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s General Fund Budget – 2. The Year Ahead – Fiscal 1961,CC 710, ( May 60 ) 2 pages
  • The General Fund Budget – 1. The Current Year’s Situation – Fiscal 1960,CC 709, ( May 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends: Revised Edition 1948-1959,Report 200, ( May 60 ) 56 pages
  • Increasing The Efficiency Of Detroit’s Fire Department,CC 708, ( April 60 ) 4 pages
  • To The Members Of The Michigan Legislature,CC 707, ( April 60 ) 1 page
  • The Unicameral Legislature,CC 706, ( February 60 ) 4 pagesRecurrence of the suggestion of a single-house legislature for Michigan prompted this brief analysis of the legislative options. This paper considers the circumstances in which unicameral legislatures have worked, provides a brief history, examines the Nebraska experiment, and weighs the prosa and cons of the unicameral option. See also American Experience with Unicameral Legislatures, Report 147, December 1937
  • A New Approach To Con-Con,CC 705, ( February 60 ) 4 pages
  • The Operations of the City of Wyandotte,Report 199, ( February 60 ) 88 pages

1961

  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Alpha – Beta – CircumspiceCC 1 ( December 61 ) 4 pages
  • Township, School District and Special District Government in Michigan,Memo ( December 61 ) 13 pages [89 KB]Monograph on the origins and issues surrounding the organization and implementation of these three levels of government.
  • Legislative Appointment in Michigan,Memo 206 ( December 61 ) 71 pages
  • The Michigan Crippled Children Commission: Its Policies, Programs and ProceduresReport 209 ( December 61 ) 91 pages
  • Constitutional Aspects of State-Local Relationships – II: Metropolitan Government,Memo 205 ( November 61 ) 36 pages [157 KB](William N. Cassella, Jr. – Assistant Director, National Municipal League) A description or appraisal of the results achieved under the constitutional provisions in other states relating to metropolitan areas performed for the delegates to the constitutional convention and for the people of Michigan.
  • Constitutional Aspects of State Financial Administration,Memo 204 ( November 61 ) 33 pages
  • Constitutional Aspects of State-Local Relationships – I: Municipal and County Home Rule for Michigan,Memo 203 ( October 61 ) 28 pages(Arthur W. Bromage – Professor of Political Science, The University of Michigan) Considers the organization of Michigan local government using home rule provisions, problems that have arisen since adoption of the 1908 Constitution, comparisons with other states, and possible alternatives.
  • The State Constitution: Its Nature and Purpose,Memo 202 ( October 61 ) 29 pages(Paul G. Kauper – Professor of Law, The University of Michigan) The aim of this paper was to give perspective to incoming convention delegates on the overall view as to the nature and purpose of a state constitution both in relation to the structure of our federal system and in relation to the internal purposes served by the state’s constitution.
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Michigan Constitution (Vol. 1 & Vol. II)Report 208 ( October 61 ) 666 pages [1436KB]This two-volume analysis of the provisions of the Michigan constitution is the first of three major series of publications to be issued by the Citizens Research Council marking the occasion of the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961.Forward, Table of Contents, and Introduction (10 pages) [28KB]Volume 1 (372 pages) [1189KB]    Chapter I, Boundaries and Seat of Government (5 pages) [64KB]    Chapter II, Declaration of Rights (40 pages) [108KB]    Chapter III, Elective Franchise (19 pages) [65KB]    Chapter IV, Separation of Powers (3 pages) [63KB]    Chapter V, Legislative Department (114 pages) [274KB]    Chapter VI, Executive Department (84 pages) [240KB]    Chapter VII, Judicial Department (43 pages) [129KB]Volume 2 (336 pages) [885KB]    Chapter VIII, Local Government (49 pages) [152KB]    Chapter IX, Impeachments and Removals from Office (7 pages) [65KB]    Chapter X, Finance and Taxation (77 pages) [221KB]    Chapter XI, Education (50 pages) [186KB]    Chapter XII, Corporations (19 pages) [87KB]    Chapter XIII, Eminent Domain (7 pages) [66KB]    Chapter XIV, Exemptions (5 pages) [59KB]    Chapter XV, Militia (5 pages) [58KB]    Chapter XVI, Miscellaneous Provisions (17 pages) [82KB]    Chapter XVII, Amendment and Revision (28 pages) [104KB]Index (34 pages) [90KB]
  • A Comparison of the Organization and Procedures of Six State Constitutional Conventions,Memo 201 ( September 61 ) 21 pages
  • Memorandum to Con-Con Delegates: Services and Functions of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan Relating to the 1961 Constitutional ConventionMemo ( September 61 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan State Appropriations For Fiscal 1962CC 723 ( August 61 ) 7 pages
  • The City Of Detroit’s 1961-1962 BudgetCC 722 ( July 61 ) 4 pages
  • Tangible Personal Property Taxation,Memo 200 ( May 61 ) 11 pages
  • The Governor’s Budget Proposals — 1961-62CC 721 ( April 61 ) 4 pages
  • Preliminary Report of the Michigan Crippled Children Commission: Its Policies, Programs and ProceduresReport 209 ( April 61 ) 59 pages
  • Michigan Budget Backgrounds,Memo 199 ( April 61 ) 24 pages
  • A Comparative View of Wages, Prices, and the Cost of Goods and Services in Muskegon, Michigan and Fort Smith, ArkansasReport 207 ( April 61 ) 29 pages
  • Public Funds For Private Purposes — Yes Or No?CC 720 ( March 61 ) 2 pages
  • Material presented to Legislators at Lansing Legislative Forum: A Presentation of Economic and Fiscal Facts Relating to the State of MichiganMisc. ( February 61 ) 76 pages
  • Correspondence to Michigan Council of State College PresidentsMemo ( February 61 ) 15 pages
  • A Survey of Present and Future Building Space Requirements in Berrien CountyReport 206 ( February 61 ) 100 pagesThis report is a factual analysis of the present and projected space requirements of the several county departments and agencies in Berrien County. The report was presented to the Special County Building Committee who, with the assistance of an architect, developed a building proposal to provide adequate facilities for county agencies at the least possible cost.
  • Financing Of Publicly Supported Higher EducationCC 719 ( January 61 ) 5 pages
  • There Is No Alternative….CC 718 ( January 61 ) 2 pages
  • 1961 Legislator’s HandbookMisc. ( Junuary 61 ) 43 pages
  • City of Livonia – Police DepartmentMisc. (Complete study stopped) ( May 61 ) — pages

1962

  • Certain Aspects of Hospital Personnel Utilization-Michigan Department of Mental Health,Memo 208, ( December 62 ) 76 pages
  • An Analysis of the Proposed ConstitutionMisc., ( December 62 ) Entire Series – 62 pages [2.42MB]Introduction 4 pages [217KB]Declaration of Rights, Elections; 6 pages [231KB]The Legislative Branch; 6 pages [233KB]Apportionment of the Legislature; 6 pages [232KB]The Executive Branch; 6 pages [232KB]The Judicial Branch; 6 pages [228KB]Taxation and Earmarking of Revenues; 6 pages [231KB]Education; 6 pages [227KB]Local Government 6 pages [225KB]Budgeting, Accounting, Pension and Debt Provisions 6 pages [229KB]Miscellaneous Provisions: Articles III, X, XI, and XII 4 pages [227KB]
  • A Digest of the Proposed ConstitutionReport 213, ( November 62 ) 40 pages [907KB]The purpose of this memorandum was to distill the essence of what the proposed constitution offers, in order to place in the ahnds of the voter a means for formulating his own appraisal and decision on this momentous public question.
  • State Ballot Issues — A General Revision Of The LawsCC 737, ( October 62 ) 2 pagesA little-publicized constitutional amendment is to be submitted to the people at the November general election to permit general revisions of the statutes at a time and in a manner as the legislature shall determine. The last general revision of the laws took place in 1846. The experience was apparently not satisfactory, for the constitution of 1850, four years later, prohibited general revisions. The 1908 constitution continued the prohibition. The proposed new constitution to be voted on in April, 1963, also continues the prohibition.
  • Mapping Michigan FinancesMisc., ( October 62 ) 1 pages
  • The Proposed Constitution: A Comparison with the Present Constitution — RevisionReport 212, ( August 62 ) 119 pages
  • Fiscal Fact Relating to Michigan State GovernmentMisc., ( August 62 ) 80 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Captains and the Kings DepartCC 12, ( August 62 ) 2 pages
  • Comparison of Governor Swainson’s, Citizens for Michigan, Representative Conlin’s, Senator Bradle’s and Senate Taxation Committee’s Tax ProposalsMisc., ( July 62 ) 2 pages
  • Agencies of Michigan State GovernmentMisc., ( July 62 ) 16 pages
  • Michigan State Spending Program For 1962 – 1963CC 736, ( July 62 ) 6 pages
  • The Proposed Constitution: A Comparison with the Present ConstitutionReport 212, ( June 62 ) 119 pages
  • The Issue of Economy in GovernmentMisc., ( June 62 ) 3 pages
  • Subject Index to Current and Proposed ConstitutionsMisc., ( June 62 ) 36 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Taxation and Debt ProposalsCC 11, ( May 62 ) 6 pages
  • A Summary of the Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township — An Analysis of AlternativesReport 211, ( May 62 ) 21 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Judicial BranchCC 10, ( April 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 5 — Expenditures From State Appropriations For Education Excluding State Aid To Local SchoolsCC 735, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 4 — State Aid For Local SchoolsCC 734, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 3 — New Programs And Services In General Fund OperationsCC 733, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … EducationCC 9, ( March 62 ) 2 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township: An Analysis of the AlternativesReport 211, ( March 62 ) 39 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 2 — State Expenditures And Caseloads For Health And WelfareCC 732, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 1 — State Expenditures And RevenuesCC 731, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Dying DeadlinesCC 8, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Proposed Budget For Fiscal 1962-63CC 730, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • The Governor’s Tax ProposalsCC 729, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Executive BranchCC 7, ( February 62 ) 6 pages
  • Memo to Subscribers on City-County Income Tax (Detroit and Wayne County)Memo, ( February 62 ) 3 pages
  • City Charter Revision (Ecorse)Misc., ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Con-Con Proposals on Apportionment of the LegislatureCC 6, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • A Legislative Auditor GeneralCC 728, ( February 62 ) 3 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township: An Analysis of the Alternatives (Preliminary)Report 211, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Taxation and Finance Proposals 1. Budgeting and Auditing Provisions 2. Legislative Auditor GeneralCC 5, ( February 62 ) 2 pages
  • Constitutional Earmarking of State Tax Revenues Plus Mimeographed Appendix C (for MI. only)Memo 207, ( January 62 ) 28 pages
  • Whither The Penny?CC 727, ( January 62 ) 2 pages
  • A Four-Year Term Of OfficeCC 726, ( January 62 ) 3 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Convention ProceduresCC 4, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Organization Of The Executive Branch Of State GovernmentCC 725, ( January 62 ) 6 pages
  • About Home Rule For Michigan CountiesCC 724,( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Declaration of RightsCC 3, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Facility Survey of Muskegon Community College Enrollment Potential and Fiscal CapacityReport 210, ( January 62 ) 109 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Directions, Goals, and TimeCC 2, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Proposed Incorporation of Bangor TownshipMisc., ( May 62 ) — pages
  • Analysis of Local Government Provisions as Approved by the Committee of the Whole – Article VIII (prepared for Con-Con Delegates)Misc., ( May 62 ) 19 pagesCompares present constitutional local government provisions to those proposed in Local Government Committee and those proposed by Committee of the Whole with some description of proposed changes.
  • Comparison of Executive Article (Prepared for Martin Con-Con Committee)Misc., ( May 62 ) — pages
  • Mapping Michigan Finances (Endriss) State-WideMisc., ( May 62 ) — pages

1963

  • Livonia City Government: An Administrative SurveyReport 215, ( December 63 ) 186 pages
  • The Detroit School Millage VoteCC 747, ( October 63 ) 1 pages
  • Senator Geerling’s Program For Fiscal ReformCC 746, ( October 63 ) 6 pages
  • Local Non-Property TaxesCC 745, ( October 63 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Tax Reform ProgramCC 744, ( October 63 ) 8 pages
  • Homestead Exemption For Senior CitizensCC 743, ( October 63 ) 4 pagesSummarizes and analyzes the governor’s proposal to allow senior citizens to defer a portion of their property taxes.
  • One Aspect Of Tax Reform In Michigan CC 742, ( August 63 ) 4 pages— See also Report 209 —
  • A Comparison of the Growth Potential of Alternate 1963 Tax Plans Memo 209, ( July 63 ) 30 pagesSupplement of CC 742 —
  • Outline Of the Michigan Tax System (First Edition)CC 741, ( July 63 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes[Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • Notes on Michigan FinancesMisc., ( June 63 ) 15 pages
  • Detroit Finances — Past, Present And FutureCC 740, ( April 63 ) 2 pages
  • Warren City Government: An Administrative SurveyReport 214, ( April 63 ) 230 pages
  • Detroit School ProposalsCC 739, ( March 63 ) 4 pagesProposal A — Millage Increase; Proposal B — Bond Issue
  • The 1963-64 State Budget In BriefCC 738, ( March 63 ) 6 pages
  • The Legislator’s HandbookMisc., ( January 63 ) 43 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor TownshipMisc., ( May 63 ) — pages

1964

  • Tax Powers of Home Rule Counties, Memo 210 ( October 64 ) 8 pages
  • The November State Election CC 758 ( October 64 ) 4 pages
  • Community Growth and its Problems: Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township Report 217 ( October 64 ) 41 pages
  • The “Massachusetts Ballot” — A November Decision CC 757 ( September 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – IV: Proposition A – Detroit School Bonding Proposition; Proposition B — General Retirement System – Add Retirant to Board; Proposition C & D — General Retirement System – Increase Benefits; Props E & F — Police & Fire – Increase Benefits CC 756 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – III: Proposition I — Ordinance on Homeowners’ Rights CC 755 ( August 64 ) 2 pages
  • Ballot Issues – II: County Proposition No. 1 — Tax Rate Limitation Increase CC 754 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – I: Proposition G — Department of Street Railways Charter Amendment CC 753 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s Spending Program For 1964-1965 CC 752 ( July 64 ) 4 pages
  • Saginaw Township: An Analysis of Alternatives Report 216 ( June 64 ) 57 pages“How to Keep Michigan Busy,” Donald F. Valley, Chairman, National Bank, Remarks at the Annual Meeting Misc. ( May 64 ) 8 pages
  • The Charter Township Misc. ( May 64 ) 13 pages
  • County Home Rule CC 751 ( April 64 ) 6 pages
  • Executive Branch Organization — The First Step CC 750 ( April 64 ) 6 pages
  • The 1964-65 State Budget CC 748 ( April 64 ) 8 pages
  • Michigan’s New Constitution And Local Non-Property Taxes CC 749 ( March 64 ) 4 pages
  • Anaysis of H.B. 704 — “The City Income Tax Act” Misc. ( February 64 ) 7 pagesA bill to create the Uniform City Income Tax Act.
  • Ambulance Services in Warren, Michigan Prepared at request of Warren Misc. ( February 64 ) 10 pages
  • County Home Rule — Report to the Honorable George Romney, Governor of Michigan, by the Governor�s Study Committee on County Home Rule Misc. ( January 64 ) 10 pages

1965

  • A Survey of the Police Department: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan,Report 221, ( December 65 ) 54 pages [266 KB]This report deals primarily with the organizational structure, personnel, and administrative proactices of the department. Manpower requirements and police procedures were also analysed, and certain recommendations were made in these areas. In the main, however, the report deals with those departmental functions necessary to effective direction, control, and evaluation of the performance of the police force.
  • City of Lathrup Village: An Administrative StudyReport 220, ( October 65 ) 39 pages
  • An Analysis Of The Costs Of Providing Governmental Services To Paris Township Under Three Organizational AlternativesMisc., ( September 65 ) 27 pages
  • Apportionment of County Boards of Supervisors, Michigan and Other States,Memo 212, ( August 65 ) 22 pagesIn Baker v. Carr (1962), the United States Supreme Court ruled permissible the hearing by a Federal court of contentions that state legislative malapportionment could be a denial of the rights guaranteed under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This decision provided the basis for the subsequent entertainment by the Supreme Court of the case of Reynolds v. Sims (1964). In this latter case, the Court held that both houses of state legislatures must be elected with equal representation of population as the prime consideration or be at odds with the equal protection clause.
  • Proposed Wayne County Planning CommitteeMisc., ( August 65 ) 10 pages
  • Detroit City FinancesCC 777, ( August 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #9 — Michigan’s 1965-1966 Spending ProgramCC 776, ( July 65 ) 6 pages
  • Among And Within Not More Than Twenty Principal DepartmentsCC 775, ( July 65 ) 5 pagesThe 1963 State Constitution required the legislature to reduce the number of state departments to not more than 20. This difficult task was accomplished by the Executive Organization Act of 1965. This paper describes how this task was accomplished.
  • School Aid and Better EducationCC 774, ( June 65 ) 2 pages
  • The Administrative Practices and Procedures of the City of Livonia Youth Employment Sevice,Memo 211, ( May 65 ) 20 pages
  • Legislative CompensationCC 773, ( May 65 ) 2 pages
  • New Dimensions To State Spending?CC 772, ( May 65 ) 2 pages
  • Comments on the State of Higher EducationMisc., ( May 65 ) 8 pagesComments by Harlan Hatcher, President, The University of Michigan at Annual Meeting
  • State Budget Comments #8 — The General Fund Budget – A Three Year ViewCC 771, ( May 65 ) 8 pages
  • State Budget Comments #7 — The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Welfare PurposesCC 770, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #6 — The 1965-1966 Mental Health BudgetCC 769, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Aid For Primary And Secondary SchoolsCC 768, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #5 — Colleges And Universities – General Fund Spending ProposalsCC 767, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • Outline Of The Michigan Tax System (Second Edition)CC 766, ( May 65 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • State Budget Comments #4 — Capital Outlay RecommendationsCC 765, ( April 65 ) 8 pages
  • The Tangible Personal Property Tax On Machinery And Equipment In MichiganCC 764, ( April 65 ) 6 pagesThe taxation of tangible personal property (machinery, equipment, business inventories, furniture, etc.) in Michigan has been a frequent subject of controversy in recent years and current discussions of new depreciation schedules for machinery and equipment indicate the subject is still a lively one. Discussions of the problem of taxing tangible personal property under the ad valorem property tax have revolved around two basic and inter-related issues: 1. How to achieve the “uniform general ad valorem taxation of real and tangible personal property” required by the constitution and laws of the state; and, 2. How to make the tax burden on industry in Michigan competitive with tax burdens in those states with which Michigan is competing for job creating industries. The background of these two issues will clarify the present controversy.
  • State Budget Comments #3 — Revenues And Expenditures In The Eight Competitor StatesCC 763, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues — April 5 Election — Vacation Proposal For Detroit PoliceCC 762, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #2 — Fiscal Pigeonholes – The State’s Fund StructureCC 761, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Constitutional Budget ProvisionsCC 760, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Estimating the Yield of the Municipal Corporate Income TaxMemo, ( March 65 ) 7 pages
  • State Budget Comments #1 — The 1965-66 General Fund-General Purpose State BudgetCC 759, ( March 65 ) 8 pages
  • The Role of the Auditor General in the Legislative BranchMisc., ( February 65 ) 8 pagesA dinner was held to introduce the 1965-1966 Michigan Legislature to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. The keynote speaker was Karney A. Brasfield, of Washington, D.C., who discussed the role of the auditor general in the legislative branch. This new constitutional office offered the legislature a mechanism with tremendous potential for improving its oversight of its policy decisions and the effectiveness of their execution by the departments and agencies of the state. For that reason, Mr. Brasfield’s comments were considered to be especially timely and pertinent.
  • Memo to the Board of Directors on Reports prepared for Alvin Bentley�s Sub-Committee III on Finance, of the Citizens Committee on Higher Educations (Blue Ribbon Committee)Memo ( February 65 ) 8 pages
  • Urban Renewal in the City of Detroit: A Study of Administrative OrganizationReport 219 ( February 65 ) 56 pages
  • Summary of Staff Papers on Governmental Organization for Metropolitan Southeast MichiganMisc. ( January 65 ) 100 pagesIn the six-county Southeast Michigan Metropolitan Area, and in other regions, optimum service areas for many local governmental functions transcend the boundaries and legal jurisdiction of any one of the units of government in the region. This study was undertaken by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, at the request of the Metropolitan Fund, Inc., in an attempt to discover the methods and instrumentalities that have been or might be utilized by the more than 400 local units of government in the Southeast Michigan area to accommodate to this fragmentation of service areas. The experience of other metropolitan areas with similar problems is also examined.
  • Staff Papers on Governmental Organization for Metropolitan Southeast MichiganReport 218 ( January 65 ) 124 pages
  • Legislative HandbookMisc. ( January 65 ) 48 pages

1966

  • City of Highland Park: A Study of City Finances, Administrative Organization and Operations: Part IIReport 224 ( November 66 ) 95 pages
  • County Home Rule Enabling LegislationMisc. ( November 66 ) 5 pages–Summary Outline of P.A. 293 of 1966.
  • Detroit Ballot Issue B: The Duty Week of FiremenCC 789 ( October 66 ) 4 pages(proposal to amend charter)
  • Detroit Ballot Issue C: Detroit School Tax Referendum (levy extra millage support schools)CC 788 ( October 66 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue — Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 18CC 787 ( October 66 ) 2 pages
  • Citizens Concern with Government — The Last Fifty Years — And the NextMisc. ( October 66 ) — pages
  • Public Safety Protection at Oakland UniversityReport 227 ( October 66 ) 38 pages
  • A Crisis in Leadership and ResponseCC 786 ( August 66 ) 7 pages(Detroit schools financial problems)
  • Local Government Organization and Services in the Greater Port Huron AreaReport 226 ( August 66 ) 115 pages
  • Detroit Ballot IssuesCC 785 ( July 66 ) 2 pages— A: City General Retirement System (basic pension, cost of living, retirement age, spouse benefits); B: City General Retirement System (decrease employee contributions)
  • Case Studies on Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Southeast Michigan Metropolitan AreaMisc. ( June 66 ) 183 pagesPart I — “Library Agreements” (53 pp); Part II — “Assessing and Tax Billing Services” (45 pp); Part III — “Reciprocal Licensing of Building Trades” (14 pp); Part IV — “Cooperative Data Processing in Intermediate School Districts” (24 pp); Part V — “Fire Services”
  • A New Medical Assistance Program — A Momentous Decision for Michigan (comprehensive medical assistance for needy)CC 784 ( June 66 ) 4 pages
  • The State Budget–Preliminary Legislative ActionCC 783 ( May 66 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit School Tax Increase (special election to increase property taxes)CC 782 ( April 66 ) 2 pages
  • Proposed Wayne County Community College DistrictCC 781 ( April 66 ) 4 pages(special election authorizing and financing)
  • County Home RuleCC 780 ( March 66 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Budget for 1966-67CC 779 ( March 66 ) 8 pages
  • Metropolitan Area Unification in the Battle Creek Urban AreaReport 225 ( March 66 ) 67 pagesStudy undertaken at the request of the Township Boards of Battle Creek, Bedford, Emmett, and Pennfield and the Council and Commission of the Cities of Springfield and Battle Creek to provide a factual basis for evaluating the impact of consolidation on governmental services and costs if the six units of government in the Battle Creek Urban Area were to incorporate as a new city.
  • Research Brief on “Financing of Eight Selected Councils of Government”Misc. ( February 66 ) 76 pages
  • Research Brief on “Selection of Representatives to Serve on Major Policy Bodies”Misc. ( February 66 ) 27 pages
  • Research Brief on “Regional Planning Processes and Programs of Council of GovernmentMisc. ( February 66 ) 37 pages
  • Research Brief of “Staff Services and Programs of Councils of Governments”Misc. ( February 66 ) 42 pages
  • Research Brief on “Legislation on Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreements”Misc. ( February 66 ) 43 pages
  • Mackinac Bridge Refinancing — A Non-Budget Fiscal IssueCC 778 ( February 66 ) 8 pages
  • City of Highland Park: A Study of City Finances, Administrative Organization and Operations: Part IReport 224 ( February 66 ) 160 pages
  • Municipal Consolidation in the Jackson CommunityReport 223 ( January 66 ) 79 pagesReport undertaken at the request of the Blackman, Leoni, and Summit Township Boards and the City Commission of the City of Jackson to investigate whether the creation of a new city, formed through a merger of their four communities and providing a level of municipal services comparable to that now provided in the City of Jackson would better serve the overall needs of their respective constituents than the four units operating individually.
  • Report of the Technical Committee on the Michigan Inheritance TaxReport 222 ( January 66 ) 37 pages
  • Research Brief on “County Home Rule”Misc. ( January 66 ) 15 pages(prepared for Committee of One Hundred)
  • Research Brief on “Representation, Membership, and Voting Procedures of G.O.G’s.” (For Committee of One Hundred)Misc. ( January 66 ) 70 pages

1967

  • Memo, Municipal Consolidation in the Jackson Community ( November 67 ) 18 pages
  • CC 803, Michigan Court Reorganization — Challenge to the 1967 Special Session ( November 67 ) 6 pages
  • CC 802, Michigan’s 1967-68 Spending Program ( October 67 ) 6 pagesMisc., “The U.S. Dollar: Its Problems and Its Challenges,” Henry T. Bodman, Chairman, National Bank of Detroit, Remarks at Annual Meeting ( September 67 ) 14 pages
  • CC 801, The 1967 Tax Package (state tax increases) ( July 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 800, Mental Health Programs and Expenditures in Michigan — Fiscal Years 1963 to 1968 ( June 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 799, Detroit City Finances (facing a deficit) ( June 67 ) 3 pages
  • CC 798, Michigan Personnel and Payrolls ( May 67 ) 4 pages
  • CC 797, Expenditures for Social Services ( May 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 794, Higher Education Expenditures (This is Revised edition–previous 794 destroyed) ( May 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Impact of Alternate Tax Plans on Various Income Groups ( May 67 ) 12 pages
  • CC 796, Michigan’s Budget Problems ( April 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Comparison of Selective Sales Taxes — Michigan and Other States ( April 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Representative James Filks RE Estimate of Yield and Impact on Individuals and Business of Tax System ( April 67 ) 2 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Representative James Filks RE Estimate of Yield and Impact on Individuals and Business of Tax System ( April 67 ) 3 pages
  • CC 795, State Aid for Elementary-Secondary Education ( April 67 ) 6 pages
  • Report 230, A Study of Hospital and Related Health Facility Needs in the Flint Area ( April 67 ) 78 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Impact of the Property Tax Rebate ( April 67 ) 5 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Summary Comparison of Tax Plans Submitted by Governors Romney, Swainson, and Williams ( April 67 ) 4 pages
  • CC 793, Revenues and Expenditures in Eight Competitor States (Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin) ( March 67 ) 4 pages
  • Memo, Estimated Yield of the Governor’s Tax Program in Fiscal 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 ( March 67 ) 5 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Sales Tax On Food And Drugs Compared To Sales Tax Credit Of $10 Per Person ( April 67 ) 5 pages
  • CC 792, Analysis of the Governor’s Tax Program ( March 67 ) 15 pages
  • Report 229, Taxes on Industry in Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( March 67 ) 21 pages
  • CC 791, The Dimensions of the Governor’s Budget for 1967-68 ( February 67 ) 6 pages
  • CC 790, Outline of the Michigan Tax System (Third Edition) Summary of state and local taxes ( January 67 ) 15 pages [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • Report 228, Grand Rapids Junior College: Prospects and Alternatives ( January 67 ) 61 pages
  • Misc., Governor’s Special Commission On Urban Problems: “Non-Property Taxes as a Source of Revenue of Local Units of Government in Michigan; ” “Municipal Finance Commission” by Edward Boomie Mikrut, Executive Director; “Mandatory Auditing of Local Units” by James Marling, Deputy State Treasurer; “State Requirements for Local Unit Financial Reporting” by James Marling; “Technical Assistance” by James Marling; “Summary of Findings and Recommendations” — Report of the Finance Committee ( May 67 )
  • Misc., The Legislator’s Handbook 1967-68 (Fourth Edition) ( January 67 ) 47 pages
  • Misc., Center Line School District ( January 67 ) 11 pages

1968

  • The Wayne County Sheriff Department: Part II — Court Service DivisionReport 234, ( November 68 ) 12 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issue — A: Detroit Policemen and Firemen Retirement SystemCC 816, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue — County Home RuleCC 815, ( October 68 ) 6 pages
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue — Community College MillageCC 814, ( October 68 ) 3 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issue: Proposition B — The 10 Mills Tax Proposal for Detroit SchoolsCC 813, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issues #5 — Election of Legislators to Other Offices (Article IV, Section 9); #2 — Daylight Savings TimeCC 812, ( October 68 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #4 — Recreation BondsCC 811, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #3 — Water Pollution Control Bonds CC 810, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #1 — The Graduated Income TaxCC 809, ( October 68 ) 4 pagesProposition No. 1 on the November 5, 1968, statewide ballot was a proposed amendment to the state constitution: “An income tax at flat rates or graduated as to rate or base may be imposed by the state or any of its subdivisions.” This paper looked at Michigan’s history of levying income taxes, looked at the issue of graduated taxes versus flat rate taxes, and compared Michigan to the taxes levied in other states.(defeated 23% for to 77% against)
  • The Wayne County Sheriff Department: Part I — The Wayne County JailReport 234, ( September 68 ) 39 pages
  • Governmental Consolidation in the Plymouth CommunityReport 233, ( September 68 ) 80 pagesStudy identifies the impact on governmental services and costs of establishing a new city by consididating the present city of Plymouth and Plymouth Township. The report does not recommend a specific course of action, but rather presents a factual analysis of the situation as a basis for community discussion and decision.
  • Detroit Ballot Issue — Amend CharterCC 808, ( July 68 ) 4 pagesIncrease pension benefits; accelerate payment cost of living to new retirees; clarify other wording.
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue #1: Tax Limitation ProposalCC 807, ( July 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issues, August 6, 1968CC 806, ( July 68 ) 4 pagesState Ballot Issues:
    #1 — Judicial Tenure Commission;
    #2 — State Officers Compensation Commission;
    #3 — Filling of Judicial Vacancies.
  • Health and Welfare Services in Metropolitan DetroitReport 232, ( April 68 ) 105 pages
  • The Executive Budget for 1969-70CC 817, ( March 68 ) 8 pages
  • The Executive Budget for 1968-69 (state)CC 805, ( March 68 ) 8 pages
  • Outline of the Michigan Tax System (Fourth Edition)CC 804, ( February 68 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • An Administrative Study of the City of Bay CityReport 231, ( February 68 ) 222 pages
  • The Yield of the City Income Tax in Sault Ste. MarieMisc., ( February 68 ) 3 pages
  • The City Income TaxMisc., ( February 68 ) 10 pages

1969

  • CC 826, Summary Analysis – Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals — see also Memo #213 — ( November 69 ) 7 pagesThis Council Comment is a summary of a detailed Analysis of the Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals (Memorandum No. 213, November, 1969).
  • Memo 213, Analysis Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals ( November 69 ) 31 pagesThe governor has submitted to the legislature a series of proposals for educational reform. Included are two joint resolutions proposing constitutional amendments and ten bills proposing statutory changes. The governor’s proposals would provide for increased state _responsibility for elementary-secondary education in order to promote a uniform distribution of educational services throughout the state.
  • CC 825, Improved Management for the State Liquor System ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 824, A New Governing Agency for Detroit General Hospital? ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 823, (Detroit Charter Amendment Proposition A) Tax Subsidy for the Department of Street Railways (DSR) ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 822, State Spending for 1969-70 (General Fund-General Purpose) ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 821, Detroit Ballot Issues: Proposition A — Involuntary Retirement of Firemen; Proposition B — Increase Pension Benefits for Retired City Employees ( September 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 820, Taxes on Industry and Individuals–Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( May 69 ) 6 pages
  • CC 819, School Operating Millage Votes in Calendar 1968 (statewide total) ( May 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 818, A Municipal Board of Zoning Appeals in Operation–The Detroit Experience ( April 69 ) 6 pages
  • Report 237, Taxes on Industry and Individuals–Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( April 69 ) 32 pages
  • Misc., The Legislature’s Handbook ‘1969-70 (Fifth Edition) ( March 69 ) 41 pages
  • Report 236, Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals ( March 69 ) 67 pages
  • Report 235, The City Government of Alpena, Michigan ( February 69 ) 157 pages
  • Misc., Series Of Papers On Michigan Public Elementary-Secondary Education And Its Financing ( May 69 ) (14 part Series):
    • Public Elementary-Secondary Education Michigan Compared to Other States;
    • Expenditures for Elementary-Secondary Public Education in Michigan;
    • Michigan State-Local General Revenue Structure &
    • Public School Revenues; Revenues for Elementary-Secondary Public Education in Michigan;
    • The Impact of Economic Growth on Revenues for Public Elementary-Secondary Education in Michigan;
    • The Financial Condition of Local Public School Districts in Michigan;
    • Equal Education Opportunity;
    • Educational Outcomes;
    • Compensatory Education;
    • Impact of Collective Bargaining on the Public Schools;
    • School District Reorganization;
    • Financing the Public School Employees’ Retirement Systems;
    • A Review of Proposals for Statewide Assessment of Education in Michigan;
    • Alternative Methods of Financing Public Elementary-Secondary Education in Michigan
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Charles O. Zollar RE Estimates Of State Revenues For 1968-69 ( February 69 ) 4 pages
  • Memo, Administrative Organization of the City of Highland Park Under the New City Charter ( January 69 ) 15 pages

Undigitized 1960s

1960

  • Warren Woods: A Study of Reorganization Alternatives,Report 205, ( December 60 ) 35 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Plymouth Township: An Analysis of the Alternatives,Report 204, ( November 60 ) 42 pages
  • Supplement: A Survey of Selected Operations of the Lansing School Districts,Report 196, ( November 60 ) 23 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 1,CC 717, ( October 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 2,CC 716, ( October 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Ballot Issues: Proposal No. 3,CC 715, ( October 60 ) 4 pages
  • A Primer on State Government Organization in Michigan,Report 203, ( October 60 ) 19 pages
  • Backgrounds of Michigan State and Local Financial Problems: A Pictorial Handbook,Report 202, ( October 60 ) 30 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues:CC 714, ( July 60 ) 4 pagesProposition A — $50 million Sewer Bond Issue; Proposition B — Reorganization of Board of Water Commissioners; Proposition C — Transfer the Detroit Welfare Department to Wayne County; Proposition D — To Protect the Status of City Employees Transferred to Another Unit of Government; Proposition E — Transfer of the City Physician’s Office from the Public Welfare Commission to the Board of Health; Proposition F — To Provide A Retirement Allowance for City Service of Employees Transferred to Another Unit of Government
  • Michigan Constitutional Issues,Report 201, ( June 60 ) 42 pages [207 KB]Briefly discusses, without editorial comment, the questions that appeared to constitute the major points at issue in deciding whether it was necessary to call a constitutional convention.
  • The Municipal Income Tax,CC 713, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • The Revenues Of Major Cities,CC 712, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s General Fund Budget – 3. The Stumbling Blocks,CC 711, ( May 60 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s General Fund Budget – 2. The Year Ahead – Fiscal 1961,CC 710, ( May 60 ) 2 pages
  • The General Fund Budget – 1. The Current Year’s Situation – Fiscal 1960,CC 709, ( May 60 ) 3 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends: Revised Edition 1948-1959,Report 200, ( May 60 ) 56 pages
  • Increasing The Efficiency Of Detroit’s Fire Department,CC 708, ( April 60 ) 4 pages
  • To The Members Of The Michigan Legislature,CC 707, ( April 60 ) 1 page
  • The Unicameral Legislature,CC 706, ( February 60 ) 4 pagesRecurrence of the suggestion of a single-house legislature for Michigan prompted this brief analysis of the legislative options. This paper considers the circumstances in which unicameral legislatures have worked, provides a brief history, examines the Nebraska experiment, and weighs the prosa and cons of the unicameral option. See also American Experience with Unicameral Legislatures, Report 147, December 1937
  • A New Approach To Con-Con,CC 705, ( February 60 ) 4 pages
  • The Operations of the City of Wyandotte,Report 199, ( February 60 ) 88 pages

1961

  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Alpha – Beta – CircumspiceCC 1 ( December 61 ) 4 pages
  • Township, School District and Special District Government in Michigan,Memo ( December 61 ) 13 pages [89 KB]Monograph on the origins and issues surrounding the organization and implementation of these three levels of government.
  • Legislative Appointment in Michigan,Memo 206 ( December 61 ) 71 pages
  • The Michigan Crippled Children Commission: Its Policies, Programs and ProceduresReport 209 ( December 61 ) 91 pages
  • Constitutional Aspects of State-Local Relationships – II: Metropolitan Government,Memo 205 ( November 61 ) 36 pages [157 KB](William N. Cassella, Jr. – Assistant Director, National Municipal League) A description or appraisal of the results achieved under the constitutional provisions in other states relating to metropolitan areas performed for the delegates to the constitutional convention and for the people of Michigan.
  • Constitutional Aspects of State Financial Administration,Memo 204 ( November 61 ) 33 pages
  • Constitutional Aspects of State-Local Relationships – I: Municipal and County Home Rule for Michigan,Memo 203 ( October 61 ) 28 pages(Arthur W. Bromage – Professor of Political Science, The University of Michigan) Considers the organization of Michigan local government using home rule provisions, problems that have arisen since adoption of the 1908 Constitution, comparisons with other states, and possible alternatives.
  • The State Constitution: Its Nature and Purpose,Memo 202 ( October 61 ) 29 pages(Paul G. Kauper – Professor of Law, The University of Michigan) The aim of this paper was to give perspective to incoming convention delegates on the overall view as to the nature and purpose of a state constitution both in relation to the structure of our federal system and in relation to the internal purposes served by the state’s constitution.
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Michigan Constitution (Vol. 1 & Vol. II)Report 208 ( October 61 ) 666 pages [1436KB]This two-volume analysis of the provisions of the Michigan constitution is the first of three major series of publications to be issued by the Citizens Research Council marking the occasion of the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961.Forward, Table of Contents, and Introduction (10 pages) [28KB]Volume 1 (372 pages) [1189KB]    Chapter I, Boundaries and Seat of Government (5 pages) [64KB]    Chapter II, Declaration of Rights (40 pages) [108KB]    Chapter III, Elective Franchise (19 pages) [65KB]    Chapter IV, Separation of Powers (3 pages) [63KB]    Chapter V, Legislative Department (114 pages) [274KB]    Chapter VI, Executive Department (84 pages) [240KB]    Chapter VII, Judicial Department (43 pages) [129KB]Volume 2 (336 pages) [885KB]    Chapter VIII, Local Government (49 pages) [152KB]    Chapter IX, Impeachments and Removals from Office (7 pages) [65KB]    Chapter X, Finance and Taxation (77 pages) [221KB]    Chapter XI, Education (50 pages) [186KB]    Chapter XII, Corporations (19 pages) [87KB]    Chapter XIII, Eminent Domain (7 pages) [66KB]    Chapter XIV, Exemptions (5 pages) [59KB]    Chapter XV, Militia (5 pages) [58KB]    Chapter XVI, Miscellaneous Provisions (17 pages) [82KB]    Chapter XVII, Amendment and Revision (28 pages) [104KB]Index (34 pages) [90KB]
  • A Comparison of the Organization and Procedures of Six State Constitutional Conventions,Memo 201 ( September 61 ) 21 pages
  • Memorandum to Con-Con Delegates: Services and Functions of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan Relating to the 1961 Constitutional ConventionMemo ( September 61 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan State Appropriations For Fiscal 1962CC 723 ( August 61 ) 7 pages
  • The City Of Detroit’s 1961-1962 BudgetCC 722 ( July 61 ) 4 pages
  • Tangible Personal Property Taxation,Memo 200 ( May 61 ) 11 pages
  • The Governor’s Budget Proposals — 1961-62CC 721 ( April 61 ) 4 pages
  • Preliminary Report of the Michigan Crippled Children Commission: Its Policies, Programs and ProceduresReport 209 ( April 61 ) 59 pages
  • Michigan Budget Backgrounds,Memo 199 ( April 61 ) 24 pages
  • A Comparative View of Wages, Prices, and the Cost of Goods and Services in Muskegon, Michigan and Fort Smith, ArkansasReport 207 ( April 61 ) 29 pages
  • Public Funds For Private Purposes — Yes Or No?CC 720 ( March 61 ) 2 pages
  • Material presented to Legislators at Lansing Legislative Forum: A Presentation of Economic and Fiscal Facts Relating to the State of MichiganMisc. ( February 61 ) 76 pages
  • Correspondence to Michigan Council of State College PresidentsMemo ( February 61 ) 15 pages
  • A Survey of Present and Future Building Space Requirements in Berrien CountyReport 206 ( February 61 ) 100 pagesThis report is a factual analysis of the present and projected space requirements of the several county departments and agencies in Berrien County. The report was presented to the Special County Building Committee who, with the assistance of an architect, developed a building proposal to provide adequate facilities for county agencies at the least possible cost.
  • Financing Of Publicly Supported Higher EducationCC 719 ( January 61 ) 5 pages
  • There Is No Alternative….CC 718 ( January 61 ) 2 pages
  • 1961 Legislator’s HandbookMisc. ( Junuary 61 ) 43 pages
  • City of Livonia – Police DepartmentMisc. (Complete study stopped) ( May 61 ) — pages

1962

  • Certain Aspects of Hospital Personnel Utilization-Michigan Department of Mental Health,Memo 208, ( December 62 ) 76 pages
  • An Analysis of the Proposed ConstitutionMisc., ( December 62 ) Entire Series – 62 pages [2.42MB]Introduction 4 pages [217KB]Declaration of Rights, Elections; 6 pages [231KB]The Legislative Branch; 6 pages [233KB]Apportionment of the Legislature; 6 pages [232KB]The Executive Branch; 6 pages [232KB]The Judicial Branch; 6 pages [228KB]Taxation and Earmarking of Revenues; 6 pages [231KB]Education; 6 pages [227KB]Local Government 6 pages [225KB]Budgeting, Accounting, Pension and Debt Provisions 6 pages [229KB]Miscellaneous Provisions: Articles III, X, XI, and XII 4 pages [227KB]
  • A Digest of the Proposed ConstitutionReport 213, ( November 62 ) 40 pages [907KB]The purpose of this memorandum was to distill the essence of what the proposed constitution offers, in order to place in the ahnds of the voter a means for formulating his own appraisal and decision on this momentous public question.
  • State Ballot Issues — A General Revision Of The LawsCC 737, ( October 62 ) 2 pagesA little-publicized constitutional amendment is to be submitted to the people at the November general election to permit general revisions of the statutes at a time and in a manner as the legislature shall determine. The last general revision of the laws took place in 1846. The experience was apparently not satisfactory, for the constitution of 1850, four years later, prohibited general revisions. The 1908 constitution continued the prohibition. The proposed new constitution to be voted on in April, 1963, also continues the prohibition.
  • Mapping Michigan FinancesMisc., ( October 62 ) 1 pages
  • The Proposed Constitution: A Comparison with the Present Constitution — RevisionReport 212, ( August 62 ) 119 pages
  • Fiscal Fact Relating to Michigan State GovernmentMisc., ( August 62 ) 80 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Captains and the Kings DepartCC 12, ( August 62 ) 2 pages
  • Comparison of Governor Swainson’s, Citizens for Michigan, Representative Conlin’s, Senator Bradle’s and Senate Taxation Committee’s Tax ProposalsMisc., ( July 62 ) 2 pages
  • Agencies of Michigan State GovernmentMisc., ( July 62 ) 16 pages
  • Michigan State Spending Program For 1962 – 1963CC 736, ( July 62 ) 6 pages
  • The Proposed Constitution: A Comparison with the Present ConstitutionReport 212, ( June 62 ) 119 pages
  • The Issue of Economy in GovernmentMisc., ( June 62 ) 3 pages
  • Subject Index to Current and Proposed ConstitutionsMisc., ( June 62 ) 36 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Taxation and Debt ProposalsCC 11, ( May 62 ) 6 pages
  • A Summary of the Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township — An Analysis of AlternativesReport 211, ( May 62 ) 21 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Judicial BranchCC 10, ( April 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 5 — Expenditures From State Appropriations For Education Excluding State Aid To Local SchoolsCC 735, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 4 — State Aid For Local SchoolsCC 734, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 3 — New Programs And Services In General Fund OperationsCC 733, ( March 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … EducationCC 9, ( March 62 ) 2 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township: An Analysis of the AlternativesReport 211, ( March 62 ) 39 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 2 — State Expenditures And Caseloads For Health And WelfareCC 732, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • State Fiscal Facts 1 — State Expenditures And RevenuesCC 731, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Dying DeadlinesCC 8, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Proposed Budget For Fiscal 1962-63CC 730, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • The Governor’s Tax ProposalsCC 729, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Executive BranchCC 7, ( February 62 ) 6 pages
  • Memo to Subscribers on City-County Income Tax (Detroit and Wayne County)Memo, ( February 62 ) 3 pages
  • City Charter Revision (Ecorse)Misc., ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Con-Con Proposals on Apportionment of the LegislatureCC 6, ( February 62 ) 4 pages
  • A Legislative Auditor GeneralCC 728, ( February 62 ) 3 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor Township: An Analysis of the Alternatives (Preliminary)Report 211, ( February 62 ) 7 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Taxation and Finance Proposals 1. Budgeting and Auditing Provisions 2. Legislative Auditor GeneralCC 5, ( February 62 ) 2 pages
  • Constitutional Earmarking of State Tax Revenues Plus Mimeographed Appendix C (for MI. only)Memo 207, ( January 62 ) 28 pages
  • Whither The Penny?CC 727, ( January 62 ) 2 pages
  • A Four-Year Term Of OfficeCC 726, ( January 62 ) 3 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Convention ProceduresCC 4, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Organization Of The Executive Branch Of State GovernmentCC 725, ( January 62 ) 6 pages
  • About Home Rule For Michigan CountiesCC 724,( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … The Declaration of RightsCC 3, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Facility Survey of Muskegon Community College Enrollment Potential and Fiscal CapacityReport 210, ( January 62 ) 109 pages
  • Council Comments on Con-Con … Directions, Goals, and TimeCC 2, ( January 62 ) 4 pages
  • Proposed Incorporation of Bangor TownshipMisc., ( May 62 ) — pages
  • Analysis of Local Government Provisions as Approved by the Committee of the Whole – Article VIII (prepared for Con-Con Delegates)Misc., ( May 62 ) 19 pagesCompares present constitutional local government provisions to those proposed in Local Government Committee and those proposed by Committee of the Whole with some description of proposed changes.
  • Comparison of Executive Article (Prepared for Martin Con-Con Committee)Misc., ( May 62 ) — pages
  • Mapping Michigan Finances (Endriss) State-WideMisc., ( May 62 ) — pages

1963

  • Livonia City Government: An Administrative SurveyReport 215, ( December 63 ) 186 pages
  • The Detroit School Millage VoteCC 747, ( October 63 ) 1 pages
  • Senator Geerling’s Program For Fiscal ReformCC 746, ( October 63 ) 6 pages
  • Local Non-Property TaxesCC 745, ( October 63 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Tax Reform ProgramCC 744, ( October 63 ) 8 pages
  • Homestead Exemption For Senior CitizensCC 743, ( October 63 ) 4 pagesSummarizes and analyzes the governor’s proposal to allow senior citizens to defer a portion of their property taxes.
  • One Aspect Of Tax Reform In Michigan CC 742, ( August 63 ) 4 pages— See also Report 209 —
  • A Comparison of the Growth Potential of Alternate 1963 Tax Plans Memo 209, ( July 63 ) 30 pagesSupplement of CC 742 —
  • Outline Of the Michigan Tax System (First Edition)CC 741, ( July 63 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes[Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • Notes on Michigan FinancesMisc., ( June 63 ) 15 pages
  • Detroit Finances — Past, Present And FutureCC 740, ( April 63 ) 2 pages
  • Warren City Government: An Administrative SurveyReport 214, ( April 63 ) 230 pages
  • Detroit School ProposalsCC 739, ( March 63 ) 4 pagesProposal A — Millage Increase; Proposal B — Bond Issue
  • The 1963-64 State Budget In BriefCC 738, ( March 63 ) 6 pages
  • The Legislator’s HandbookMisc., ( January 63 ) 43 pages
  • The Proposed Incorporation of Bangor TownshipMisc., ( May 63 ) — pages

1964

  • Tax Powers of Home Rule Counties, Memo 210 ( October 64 ) 8 pages
  • The November State Election CC 758 ( October 64 ) 4 pages
  • Community Growth and its Problems: Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township Report 217 ( October 64 ) 41 pages
  • The “Massachusetts Ballot” — A November Decision CC 757 ( September 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – IV: Proposition A – Detroit School Bonding Proposition; Proposition B — General Retirement System – Add Retirant to Board; Proposition C & D — General Retirement System – Increase Benefits; Props E & F — Police & Fire – Increase Benefits CC 756 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – III: Proposition I — Ordinance on Homeowners’ Rights CC 755 ( August 64 ) 2 pages
  • Ballot Issues – II: County Proposition No. 1 — Tax Rate Limitation Increase CC 754 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues – I: Proposition G — Department of Street Railways Charter Amendment CC 753 ( August 64 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan’s Spending Program For 1964-1965 CC 752 ( July 64 ) 4 pages
  • Saginaw Township: An Analysis of Alternatives Report 216 ( June 64 ) 57 pages“How to Keep Michigan Busy,” Donald F. Valley, Chairman, National Bank, Remarks at the Annual Meeting Misc. ( May 64 ) 8 pages
  • The Charter Township Misc. ( May 64 ) 13 pages
  • County Home Rule CC 751 ( April 64 ) 6 pages
  • Executive Branch Organization — The First Step CC 750 ( April 64 ) 6 pages
  • The 1964-65 State Budget CC 748 ( April 64 ) 8 pages
  • Michigan’s New Constitution And Local Non-Property Taxes CC 749 ( March 64 ) 4 pages
  • Anaysis of H.B. 704 — “The City Income Tax Act” Misc. ( February 64 ) 7 pagesA bill to create the Uniform City Income Tax Act.
  • Ambulance Services in Warren, Michigan Prepared at request of Warren Misc. ( February 64 ) 10 pages
  • County Home Rule — Report to the Honorable George Romney, Governor of Michigan, by the Governor�s Study Committee on County Home Rule Misc. ( January 64 ) 10 pages

1965

  • A Survey of the Police Department: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan,Report 221, ( December 65 ) 54 pages [266 KB]This report deals primarily with the organizational structure, personnel, and administrative proactices of the department. Manpower requirements and police procedures were also analysed, and certain recommendations were made in these areas. In the main, however, the report deals with those departmental functions necessary to effective direction, control, and evaluation of the performance of the police force.
  • City of Lathrup Village: An Administrative StudyReport 220, ( October 65 ) 39 pages
  • An Analysis Of The Costs Of Providing Governmental Services To Paris Township Under Three Organizational AlternativesMisc., ( September 65 ) 27 pages
  • Apportionment of County Boards of Supervisors, Michigan and Other States,Memo 212, ( August 65 ) 22 pagesIn Baker v. Carr (1962), the United States Supreme Court ruled permissible the hearing by a Federal court of contentions that state legislative malapportionment could be a denial of the rights guaranteed under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This decision provided the basis for the subsequent entertainment by the Supreme Court of the case of Reynolds v. Sims (1964). In this latter case, the Court held that both houses of state legislatures must be elected with equal representation of population as the prime consideration or be at odds with the equal protection clause.
  • Proposed Wayne County Planning CommitteeMisc., ( August 65 ) 10 pages
  • Detroit City FinancesCC 777, ( August 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #9 — Michigan’s 1965-1966 Spending ProgramCC 776, ( July 65 ) 6 pages
  • Among And Within Not More Than Twenty Principal DepartmentsCC 775, ( July 65 ) 5 pagesThe 1963 State Constitution required the legislature to reduce the number of state departments to not more than 20. This difficult task was accomplished by the Executive Organization Act of 1965. This paper describes how this task was accomplished.
  • School Aid and Better EducationCC 774, ( June 65 ) 2 pages
  • The Administrative Practices and Procedures of the City of Livonia Youth Employment Sevice,Memo 211, ( May 65 ) 20 pages
  • Legislative CompensationCC 773, ( May 65 ) 2 pages
  • New Dimensions To State Spending?CC 772, ( May 65 ) 2 pages
  • Comments on the State of Higher EducationMisc., ( May 65 ) 8 pagesComments by Harlan Hatcher, President, The University of Michigan at Annual Meeting
  • State Budget Comments #8 — The General Fund Budget – A Three Year ViewCC 771, ( May 65 ) 8 pages
  • State Budget Comments #7 — The Governor’s Budget Recommendations For Welfare PurposesCC 770, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #6 — The 1965-1966 Mental Health BudgetCC 769, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Aid For Primary And Secondary SchoolsCC 768, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #5 — Colleges And Universities – General Fund Spending ProposalsCC 767, ( May 65 ) 4 pages
  • Outline Of The Michigan Tax System (Second Edition)CC 766, ( May 65 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • State Budget Comments #4 — Capital Outlay RecommendationsCC 765, ( April 65 ) 8 pages
  • The Tangible Personal Property Tax On Machinery And Equipment In MichiganCC 764, ( April 65 ) 6 pagesThe taxation of tangible personal property (machinery, equipment, business inventories, furniture, etc.) in Michigan has been a frequent subject of controversy in recent years and current discussions of new depreciation schedules for machinery and equipment indicate the subject is still a lively one. Discussions of the problem of taxing tangible personal property under the ad valorem property tax have revolved around two basic and inter-related issues: 1. How to achieve the “uniform general ad valorem taxation of real and tangible personal property” required by the constitution and laws of the state; and, 2. How to make the tax burden on industry in Michigan competitive with tax burdens in those states with which Michigan is competing for job creating industries. The background of these two issues will clarify the present controversy.
  • State Budget Comments #3 — Revenues And Expenditures In The Eight Competitor StatesCC 763, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues — April 5 Election — Vacation Proposal For Detroit PoliceCC 762, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • State Budget Comments #2 — Fiscal Pigeonholes – The State’s Fund StructureCC 761, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Constitutional Budget ProvisionsCC 760, ( March 65 ) 4 pages
  • Estimating the Yield of the Municipal Corporate Income TaxMemo, ( March 65 ) 7 pages
  • State Budget Comments #1 — The 1965-66 General Fund-General Purpose State BudgetCC 759, ( March 65 ) 8 pages
  • The Role of the Auditor General in the Legislative BranchMisc., ( February 65 ) 8 pagesA dinner was held to introduce the 1965-1966 Michigan Legislature to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. The keynote speaker was Karney A. Brasfield, of Washington, D.C., who discussed the role of the auditor general in the legislative branch. This new constitutional office offered the legislature a mechanism with tremendous potential for improving its oversight of its policy decisions and the effectiveness of their execution by the departments and agencies of the state. For that reason, Mr. Brasfield’s comments were considered to be especially timely and pertinent.
  • Memo to the Board of Directors on Reports prepared for Alvin Bentley�s Sub-Committee III on Finance, of the Citizens Committee on Higher Educations (Blue Ribbon Committee)Memo ( February 65 ) 8 pages
  • Urban Renewal in the City of Detroit: A Study of Administrative OrganizationReport 219 ( February 65 ) 56 pages
  • Summary of Staff Papers on Governmental Organization for Metropolitan Southeast MichiganMisc. ( January 65 ) 100 pagesIn the six-county Southeast Michigan Metropolitan Area, and in other regions, optimum service areas for many local governmental functions transcend the boundaries and legal jurisdiction of any one of the units of government in the region. This study was undertaken by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, at the request of the Metropolitan Fund, Inc., in an attempt to discover the methods and instrumentalities that have been or might be utilized by the more than 400 local units of government in the Southeast Michigan area to accommodate to this fragmentation of service areas. The experience of other metropolitan areas with similar problems is also examined.
  • Staff Papers on Governmental Organization for Metropolitan Southeast MichiganReport 218 ( January 65 ) 124 pages
  • Legislative HandbookMisc. ( January 65 ) 48 pages

1966

  • City of Highland Park: A Study of City Finances, Administrative Organization and Operations: Part IIReport 224 ( November 66 ) 95 pages
  • County Home Rule Enabling LegislationMisc. ( November 66 ) 5 pages–Summary Outline of P.A. 293 of 1966.
  • Detroit Ballot Issue B: The Duty Week of FiremenCC 789 ( October 66 ) 4 pages(proposal to amend charter)
  • Detroit Ballot Issue C: Detroit School Tax Referendum (levy extra millage support schools)CC 788 ( October 66 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue — Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 18CC 787 ( October 66 ) 2 pages
  • Citizens Concern with Government — The Last Fifty Years — And the NextMisc. ( October 66 ) — pages
  • Public Safety Protection at Oakland UniversityReport 227 ( October 66 ) 38 pages
  • A Crisis in Leadership and ResponseCC 786 ( August 66 ) 7 pages(Detroit schools financial problems)
  • Local Government Organization and Services in the Greater Port Huron AreaReport 226 ( August 66 ) 115 pages
  • Detroit Ballot IssuesCC 785 ( July 66 ) 2 pages— A: City General Retirement System (basic pension, cost of living, retirement age, spouse benefits); B: City General Retirement System (decrease employee contributions)
  • Case Studies on Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Southeast Michigan Metropolitan AreaMisc. ( June 66 ) 183 pagesPart I — “Library Agreements” (53 pp); Part II — “Assessing and Tax Billing Services” (45 pp); Part III — “Reciprocal Licensing of Building Trades” (14 pp); Part IV — “Cooperative Data Processing in Intermediate School Districts” (24 pp); Part V — “Fire Services”
  • A New Medical Assistance Program — A Momentous Decision for Michigan (comprehensive medical assistance for needy)CC 784 ( June 66 ) 4 pages
  • The State Budget–Preliminary Legislative ActionCC 783 ( May 66 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit School Tax Increase (special election to increase property taxes)CC 782 ( April 66 ) 2 pages
  • Proposed Wayne County Community College DistrictCC 781 ( April 66 ) 4 pages(special election authorizing and financing)
  • County Home RuleCC 780 ( March 66 ) 4 pages
  • The Governor’s Budget for 1966-67CC 779 ( March 66 ) 8 pages
  • Metropolitan Area Unification in the Battle Creek Urban AreaReport 225 ( March 66 ) 67 pagesStudy undertaken at the request of the Township Boards of Battle Creek, Bedford, Emmett, and Pennfield and the Council and Commission of the Cities of Springfield and Battle Creek to provide a factual basis for evaluating the impact of consolidation on governmental services and costs if the six units of government in the Battle Creek Urban Area were to incorporate as a new city.
  • Research Brief on “Financing of Eight Selected Councils of Government”Misc. ( February 66 ) 76 pages
  • Research Brief on “Selection of Representatives to Serve on Major Policy Bodies”Misc. ( February 66 ) 27 pages
  • Research Brief on “Regional Planning Processes and Programs of Council of GovernmentMisc. ( February 66 ) 37 pages
  • Research Brief of “Staff Services and Programs of Councils of Governments”Misc. ( February 66 ) 42 pages
  • Research Brief on “Legislation on Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreements”Misc. ( February 66 ) 43 pages
  • Mackinac Bridge Refinancing — A Non-Budget Fiscal IssueCC 778 ( February 66 ) 8 pages
  • City of Highland Park: A Study of City Finances, Administrative Organization and Operations: Part IReport 224 ( February 66 ) 160 pages
  • Municipal Consolidation in the Jackson CommunityReport 223 ( January 66 ) 79 pagesReport undertaken at the request of the Blackman, Leoni, and Summit Township Boards and the City Commission of the City of Jackson to investigate whether the creation of a new city, formed through a merger of their four communities and providing a level of municipal services comparable to that now provided in the City of Jackson would better serve the overall needs of their respective constituents than the four units operating individually.
  • Report of the Technical Committee on the Michigan Inheritance TaxReport 222 ( January 66 ) 37 pages
  • Research Brief on “County Home Rule”Misc. ( January 66 ) 15 pages(prepared for Committee of One Hundred)
  • Research Brief on “Representation, Membership, and Voting Procedures of G.O.G’s.” (For Committee of One Hundred)Misc. ( January 66 ) 70 pages

1967

  • Memo, Municipal Consolidation in the Jackson Community ( November 67 ) 18 pages
  • CC 803, Michigan Court Reorganization — Challenge to the 1967 Special Session ( November 67 ) 6 pages
  • CC 802, Michigan’s 1967-68 Spending Program ( October 67 ) 6 pagesMisc., “The U.S. Dollar: Its Problems and Its Challenges,” Henry T. Bodman, Chairman, National Bank of Detroit, Remarks at Annual Meeting ( September 67 ) 14 pages
  • CC 801, The 1967 Tax Package (state tax increases) ( July 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 800, Mental Health Programs and Expenditures in Michigan — Fiscal Years 1963 to 1968 ( June 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 799, Detroit City Finances (facing a deficit) ( June 67 ) 3 pages
  • CC 798, Michigan Personnel and Payrolls ( May 67 ) 4 pages
  • CC 797, Expenditures for Social Services ( May 67 ) 8 pages
  • CC 794, Higher Education Expenditures (This is Revised edition–previous 794 destroyed) ( May 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Impact of Alternate Tax Plans on Various Income Groups ( May 67 ) 12 pages
  • CC 796, Michigan’s Budget Problems ( April 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Comparison of Selective Sales Taxes — Michigan and Other States ( April 67 ) 8 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Representative James Filks RE Estimate of Yield and Impact on Individuals and Business of Tax System ( April 67 ) 2 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Representative James Filks RE Estimate of Yield and Impact on Individuals and Business of Tax System ( April 67 ) 3 pages
  • CC 795, State Aid for Elementary-Secondary Education ( April 67 ) 6 pages
  • Report 230, A Study of Hospital and Related Health Facility Needs in the Flint Area ( April 67 ) 78 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Impact of the Property Tax Rebate ( April 67 ) 5 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Summary Comparison of Tax Plans Submitted by Governors Romney, Swainson, and Williams ( April 67 ) 4 pages
  • CC 793, Revenues and Expenditures in Eight Competitor States (Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin) ( March 67 ) 4 pages
  • Memo, Estimated Yield of the Governor’s Tax Program in Fiscal 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 ( March 67 ) 5 pages
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Raymond Dzendzel RE Sales Tax On Food And Drugs Compared To Sales Tax Credit Of $10 Per Person ( April 67 ) 5 pages
  • CC 792, Analysis of the Governor’s Tax Program ( March 67 ) 15 pages
  • Report 229, Taxes on Industry in Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( March 67 ) 21 pages
  • CC 791, The Dimensions of the Governor’s Budget for 1967-68 ( February 67 ) 6 pages
  • CC 790, Outline of the Michigan Tax System (Third Edition) Summary of state and local taxes ( January 67 ) 15 pages [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • Report 228, Grand Rapids Junior College: Prospects and Alternatives ( January 67 ) 61 pages
  • Misc., Governor’s Special Commission On Urban Problems: “Non-Property Taxes as a Source of Revenue of Local Units of Government in Michigan; ” “Municipal Finance Commission” by Edward Boomie Mikrut, Executive Director; “Mandatory Auditing of Local Units” by James Marling, Deputy State Treasurer; “State Requirements for Local Unit Financial Reporting” by James Marling; “Technical Assistance” by James Marling; “Summary of Findings and Recommendations” — Report of the Finance Committee ( May 67 )
  • Misc., The Legislator’s Handbook 1967-68 (Fourth Edition) ( January 67 ) 47 pages
  • Misc., Center Line School District ( January 67 ) 11 pages

1968

  • The Wayne County Sheriff Department: Part II — Court Service DivisionReport 234, ( November 68 ) 12 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issue — A: Detroit Policemen and Firemen Retirement SystemCC 816, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue — County Home RuleCC 815, ( October 68 ) 6 pages
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue — Community College MillageCC 814, ( October 68 ) 3 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issue: Proposition B — The 10 Mills Tax Proposal for Detroit SchoolsCC 813, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issues #5 — Election of Legislators to Other Offices (Article IV, Section 9); #2 — Daylight Savings TimeCC 812, ( October 68 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #4 — Recreation BondsCC 811, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #3 — Water Pollution Control Bonds CC 810, ( October 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issue #1 — The Graduated Income TaxCC 809, ( October 68 ) 4 pagesProposition No. 1 on the November 5, 1968, statewide ballot was a proposed amendment to the state constitution: “An income tax at flat rates or graduated as to rate or base may be imposed by the state or any of its subdivisions.” This paper looked at Michigan’s history of levying income taxes, looked at the issue of graduated taxes versus flat rate taxes, and compared Michigan to the taxes levied in other states.(defeated 23% for to 77% against)
  • The Wayne County Sheriff Department: Part I — The Wayne County JailReport 234, ( September 68 ) 39 pages
  • Governmental Consolidation in the Plymouth CommunityReport 233, ( September 68 ) 80 pagesStudy identifies the impact on governmental services and costs of establishing a new city by consididating the present city of Plymouth and Plymouth Township. The report does not recommend a specific course of action, but rather presents a factual analysis of the situation as a basis for community discussion and decision.
  • Detroit Ballot Issue — Amend CharterCC 808, ( July 68 ) 4 pagesIncrease pension benefits; accelerate payment cost of living to new retirees; clarify other wording.
  • Wayne County Ballot Issue #1: Tax Limitation ProposalCC 807, ( July 68 ) 4 pages
  • State Ballot Issues, August 6, 1968CC 806, ( July 68 ) 4 pagesState Ballot Issues:
    #1 — Judicial Tenure Commission;
    #2 — State Officers Compensation Commission;
    #3 — Filling of Judicial Vacancies.
  • Health and Welfare Services in Metropolitan DetroitReport 232, ( April 68 ) 105 pages
  • The Executive Budget for 1969-70CC 817, ( March 68 ) 8 pages
  • The Executive Budget for 1968-69 (state)CC 805, ( March 68 ) 8 pages
  • Outline of the Michigan Tax System (Fourth Edition)CC 804, ( February 68 ) 15 pagesSummary of state and local taxes [Because this publication is revised every two years, past editions have not been made available for download. Please contact CRC to obtain a copy past editions. ]
  • An Administrative Study of the City of Bay CityReport 231, ( February 68 ) 222 pages
  • The Yield of the City Income Tax in Sault Ste. MarieMisc., ( February 68 ) 3 pages
  • The City Income TaxMisc., ( February 68 ) 10 pages

1969

  • CC 826, Summary Analysis – Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals — see also Memo #213 — ( November 69 ) 7 pagesThis Council Comment is a summary of a detailed Analysis of the Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals (Memorandum No. 213, November, 1969).
  • Memo 213, Analysis Governor’s Educational Reform Proposals ( November 69 ) 31 pagesThe governor has submitted to the legislature a series of proposals for educational reform. Included are two joint resolutions proposing constitutional amendments and ten bills proposing statutory changes. The governor’s proposals would provide for increased state _responsibility for elementary-secondary education in order to promote a uniform distribution of educational services throughout the state.
  • CC 825, Improved Management for the State Liquor System ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 824, A New Governing Agency for Detroit General Hospital? ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 823, (Detroit Charter Amendment Proposition A) Tax Subsidy for the Department of Street Railways (DSR) ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 822, State Spending for 1969-70 (General Fund-General Purpose) ( October 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 821, Detroit Ballot Issues: Proposition A — Involuntary Retirement of Firemen; Proposition B — Increase Pension Benefits for Retired City Employees ( September 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 820, Taxes on Industry and Individuals–Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( May 69 ) 6 pages
  • CC 819, School Operating Millage Votes in Calendar 1968 (statewide total) ( May 69 ) 4 pages
  • CC 818, A Municipal Board of Zoning Appeals in Operation–The Detroit Experience ( April 69 ) 6 pages
  • Report 237, Taxes on Industry and Individuals–Michigan Compared to the Competitor States ( April 69 ) 32 pages
  • Misc., The Legislature’s Handbook ‘1969-70 (Fifth Edition) ( March 69 ) 41 pages
  • Report 236, Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals ( March 69 ) 67 pages
  • Report 235, The City Government of Alpena, Michigan ( February 69 ) 157 pages
  • Misc., Series Of Papers On Michigan Public Elementary-Secondary Education And Its Financing ( May 69 ) (14 part Series):
    • Public Elementary-Secondary Education Michigan Compared to Other States;
    • Expenditures for Elementary-Secondary Public Education in Michigan;
    • Michigan State-Local General Revenue Structure &
    • Public School Revenues; Revenues for Elementary-Secondary Public Education in Michigan;
    • The Impact of Economic Growth on Revenues for Public Elementary-Secondary Education in Michigan;
    • The Financial Condition of Local Public School Districts in Michigan;
    • Equal Education Opportunity;
    • Educational Outcomes;
    • Compensatory Education;
    • Impact of Collective Bargaining on the Public Schools;
    • School District Reorganization;
    • Financing the Public School Employees’ Retirement Systems;
    • A Review of Proposals for Statewide Assessment of Education in Michigan;
    • Alternative Methods of Financing Public Elementary-Secondary Education in Michigan
  • Memo, Memo to Senator Charles O. Zollar RE Estimates Of State Revenues For 1968-69 ( February 69 ) 4 pages
  • Memo, Administrative Organization of the City of Highland Park Under the New City Charter ( January 69 ) 15 pages

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