local government revenue

10:15 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Report Shows State Tax Revenue Up, Local Government Down Since 2009

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State revenue up due to increased income and sales tax collection. Local governments seeing less money from property taxes
Michigan community leaders expressed "outrage" this week on the heels of a new report showing that state tax revenue is on the rise even as local tax revenue is declining, pointing to a "broken system" they say has put the pinch on local governments and hampered their ability to provide services.
6:31 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Study to explore local income tax for Marshall

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Feasibility study should take about six months
MARSHALL - A study that will look into the impact of implementing a local income tax in the city of Marshall has moved forward as officials seek ways to make up for declines in revenue.
7:08 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Northern Michigan counties worry about tax exemptions for oil and gas wells

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Change would be retroactive to 2012
Leaders of some of Michigan's poorest counties in the northern Lower Peninsula are alarmed by a bill before the Legislature they say would cost their communities millions in crucial revenue while giving a massive tax break to oil and gas companies. But the companies call it a remedy to an 'administrative error.'
7:25 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Michigan Municipal League plan would help cities fund infrastructure and services

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Local and state government leaders haven't been able to reach consensus on changing how revenue is collected
LANSING - An expanded sales tax, increased gas tax and forgivable student loans are among Michigan Municipal League's ideas for boosting the economy and fixing local finance problems. Local governments have for years slashed staff and struggled to fund basic services as state revenue sharing declined, property values plummeted and laws limited municipalities' ability to collect new tax revenue.
8:56 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Ottawa County officials predict property tax rates will hold, revenue increase

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It's first year since 2009 Ottawa County is in the black with operating tax revenue
Ottawa County seal Tax revenue will increase next year, according to Ottawa County predictions. The county's property tax levy will remain the same next year, but total property tax revenue could go up by 3 percent or more, officials said. Much of that can be attributed to a manufacturing resurgence.