unfunded state mandates http://michiganradio.org en Unfunded state mandates, local governments & the Headlee Amendment http://michiganradio.org/post/unfunded-state-mandates-local-governments-headlee-amendment <p>Tomorrow, the Michigan Supreme Court will consider a rule change that could put&nbsp;local governments in a stronger position to challenge unfunded state mandates.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(2rkelz2hpbnnmlz4fnjr0d55))/mileg.aspx?page=LoadVirtualDoc&amp;BookmarkID=6536">Headlee Amendment</a> is a state constitutional amendment meant to reduce unfunded state mandates on local governments, like requiring but not necessarily providing extra money for special education programs.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 May 2011 19:41:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 2432 at http://michiganradio.org Unfunded state mandates, local governments & the Headlee Amendment