Citizens Research Council

School Fudning
7:49 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Citizens Research Council Dives Into Education Funding Debate

Kalamazoo School Bus - file photo
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The Citizens Research Council has issued a report on one of the most contentious issues of this election season. 

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Obesity in Michigan
3:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

WSW: Michigan's "Weight Problem"

2009 file photo of a student participating in a program designed to reduce childhood obesity in Flint
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The Citizens Research Council of Michigan has completed a report examining the problem of obesity in Michigan, and some possible solutions. 

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Election 2014
7:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Voters Will Decide Fate of Personal Property Tax

File photo of Three Rivers City Hall. The Citizen's Research Council report shows Three Rivers is one of the Michigan municipalities that relies most heavily on the Personal Property Tax
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Most statewide ballot questions are decided in November. But one proposal on the August ballot would change how property taxes are assessed in Michigan. 

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6:20 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Report estimates Saugatuck and Douglas could save $500,000 through consolidation

Citizens Research Council report finds savings would come from staff cuts
A combined Saugatuck-Douglas could save more than $500,000, a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan says. Critics dispute the numbers. The question of whether to consolidate will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. In the meantime, both cities are digging through the numbers of the report they commissioned.
Michigan education funding
6:53 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Report finds inflation, retirement costs eating up increases in education funding

Kalamazoo school bus - file photo
Credit WMUK

A new report by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan finds that increases to K-12 spending in the state hasn't resulted in additional dollars in the classroom. 

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