On Tuesday the House General Government Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the revenue sharing formula. The committee voted unanimously to request that the Citizens Research Council (CRC) do a study to review the current revenue sharing formula. The specific request from the committee is available here: EVIP Outline for attachment to CRC request
In addition to the committee request Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) also suggested CRC include in its research direct discussions with local units of government as well as a comparison of how other states fund local government. You can view Rep. Singh’s request here: Rep Singh Attachment
The League will continue to work with the legislature and CRC on this project as we move forward into the Fiscal Year 2015 budget year.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org