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MPPS report about Economic Vitality Incentive Program appears in Associated Press, more

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), published Wednesday by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), was detailed in an Associated Press story that was published in a number of papers, including the Chicago Tribune.

The story, "Leaders ambivalent to online reports," discusses the latest CLOSUP poll, which asked local leaders if their communities are seeing benefits from the online sharing of data such as levels of crime, debt, and curbside recycling. These websites, which Governor Synder calls "dashboards," were created with state funds to increase government transparency and accountability.

"There is a core of local officials who really believe that these things are going to help. But when we look at all local officials together, there's skepticism on a variety of grounds," Thomas Ivacko, administrator of the university's Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, explained to the Associated Press.

Read more:

- CBS Detroit
- Hartford Courant
- MSNBC.com

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