Center for Local State and Urban Policy

  1. June 16, 2022

    U-M helps launch review of government financial data standards

    A pilot project involving U-M and others is exploring whether a new fiscal reporting mechanism for governmental entities can help create transparency — and prevent future financial crises.

  2. May 31, 2022

    Survey looks at online government meeting quality, service disparities

    More than half of Michigan’s local officials say that moving government meetings online during the pandemic decreased the overall quality of such gatherings, according to a U-M survey.

  3. February 24, 2021

    Many local leaders lack awareness of state’s redistricting plan

    Michigan’s local government leaders reported mixed familiarity with the state’s new approach to redistricting, according to a 2020 survey by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School.

  4. October 5, 2020

    Michigan local officials confident 2020 elections will be accurate

    Confidence in running accurate elections among Michigan local government leaders remains high, despite challenges posed by a pandemic and an expected high voter turnout, according to a U-M survey.