Michigan Municipal League plan would help cities fund infrastructure and services

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.