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Link to:Tom Ivacko's guest column in Bridge magazine proposes dialogue on funding for local governments
Feb 12, 2013
In a guest column for Bridge Magazine Tom Ivacko makes the case for a statewide discussion about how local governments[...]
Link to:MPPS findings encouraging but some cities still struggling, Ivacko says
Sep 04, 2012
The latest poll in the Michigan Public Policy Survey , conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy ([...]
Link to:Local gov'ts get ahead of state policy on curbing health care costs, Ivacko says
Aug 13, 2012
Tom Ivacko was quoted by The (Southgate, MI) News-Herald on how Michigan's local governments have responded to various[...]
Link to:Ivacko: Consolidating government easier said than done
Aug 07, 2012
In a guest column for Bridge Magazine, Tom Ivacko predicted that wholesale local government mergers were not a likely[...]
Link to:CLOSUP report about local economic development featured in various media outlets
Nov 16, 2010
Tom Ivacko was interviewed on Michigan Radio about a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) survey about a[...]

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Over the last decade, local government in Michigan has experienced widespread contraction. Driven by falling revenues and rising costs, local jurisdictions have been forced to adjust to a "new normal" by right-sizing themselves to live within reduced means. The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, has tracked the fiscal challenges facing Michigan's local governments over the last 4 years, and how they've been responding.
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Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – Fall 2009 MPPS findings on Education Workforce Development The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is a program of state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan. The MPPS is designed to fill an important information gap in the policymaking process. While there are ongoing surveys of the business community and of the citizens of Michigan, before the MPPS there were no ongoing surveys of local government officials that were representative of all general purpose local governments in the state.
2010 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Michigan House of Representatives Urban Policy committee – MPPS program overview and Spring 2010 MPPS fiscal data findings The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is a program of state-wide surveys of local government leaders in Michigan. The MPPS is designed to fill an important information gap in the policymaking process. While there are ongoing surveys of the business community and of the citizens of Michigan, before the MPPS there were no ongoing surveys of local government officials that were representative of all general purpose local governments in the state.
2010 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Algebra Project was founded in 1982 by a Harlem-born and Harvard-educated Civil Rights' leader, Dr. Robert P. Moses through the use of his MacArthur Fellowship award. AP's unique approach to school reform intentionally develops sustainable, student-centered models by building coalitions of stakeholders within the local communities, particularly the historically underserved population.
2009 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm