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Wed January 26, 2011
Michigan Municipal League calls for region-based taxes
Michigan’s local governments say if the state cuts revenue sharing, then they should be allowed to ask voters for new taxes to replace that money.
The Michigan Municipal League met with Governor Rick Snyder last week, and has answered his call for proposals to save money and cut costs for local governments, and to make communities more viable and attractive.
Dan Gilmartin is executive director of the Municipal League. He says it starts by looking at regions:
Economies in Michigan are regional. The dirty little secret is there is no state economy. And there’s certainly no local economy. Economies are regional.
Gilmartin says local governments need the authority to ask voters for region-based taxes to support development, and maintain roads and services.