Citizens Research Council

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Voters in various parts of Michigan have had the chance to dissolve a village before, but have never taken the final step. 

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“The right to criticize government is also an obligation to know what you are taking about.” The quote is attributed to Lent Upson, the first executive director of what is now the Citizens Research Council. 

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That post on Facebook about Michigan outlawing sodomy needs some fact-checking. Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says that law’s already on the books and isn’t going anywhere soon. 


A new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan asks if some state spending is being protected at the expense of being able to set budget priorities. 

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“If we’re going to have a written Constitution it should be up to date,” says Craig Thiel, Senior Research Associate for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.