Rising number of Michigan communities reporting positive fiscal outlook in 2014

For the first time in six years, more Michigan communities report they are better able to meet their fiscal needs this year than those who say they are less able to do so.

A University of Michigan survey polled top elected and appointed officials in the state’s 1,856 units of government and found that 2014 marked a tipping point for them with 36 percent better able to meet financial needs and 24 percent less able to do so.

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