Press Kit

Media contact:
Matt Bach
Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
P: (734) 669-6317, C: (810) 874-1073


Main Website:

Issue Summary: What is all the fuss about?

Online Database: See How Much Money Your Community has Lost in Revenue Sharing Since 2002

Facts and Figures: Charts and graphs detailing the issue.

Latest Press Release:

Jan. 24, 2017: Michigan Municipal League Offers Solutions for Fixing Broken Municipal Finance System

Jan. 19, 2017: Michigan Municipal League to Discuss Legislative Priorities at News Conference

Jan. 17, 2017: Michigan Municipal League Response to Governor’s State of the State Address

Jan. 12, 2017: Michigan Municipal League Calls on State to Address Municipal Finance Concerns

Oct. 20, 2017: Public Invited to Municipal Finance Panel in Flint

Sept. 20, 2016 – Voters to State Government: Help Our Cities

May 25, 2016 – “New Report Details How State Policies have Damaged Michigan Cities”

May 24, 2016 – Michigan Municipal League Releasing New Report on State Disinvestment in Cities

March 21, 2016 – “League Releases Statewide Database, Census Data Showing State’s Disinvestment in Michigan Communities”


NEW (January, 2017): Michigan’s Broken Municipal Finance System: Issues and Proposals

Michigan’s Great Disinvestment: How State Polices Have Forced Our Communities in Fiscal Crisis

Making the Economic Case for Place

Reforming Statutory State Revenue Sharing

System Failure: Michigan’s Broken Municipal Finance Model


Key Michigan Municipal League Review articles and blogs about municipal finance:, Jan. 25, 2017: Press Conference: Solutions for Fixing Broken Municipal Finance System Jan. 4, 2017: Anthony Minghine and Westland Mayor Talk About SaveMICity on ‘In The W’ Dec. 13, 2016: SaveMICity Comes to Adrian Nov. 9, 2016: League Returns to Flint for Investing in Communities Tour Oct. 26, 2016: Congressman Kildee, League Host Informative Session in Flint on Municipal Finance Aug. 25, 2016: Hello? Anybody home? Think McFly, Think Aug. 16, 2016: Jackson Not Alone in Municipal Finance Struggles, May 18, 2016: League’s Anthony Minghine Part of Broken Municipal Finance Tour, May 12, 2016: Why More Cities Will Crumble Unless Michigan Changes, April 21, 2016: Want to Fix Michigan’s Cities?

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: League Launches Campaign to Reform Michigan Municipal Finance, Pages 6-7

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: Cost Containment: Understanding Local Government Legacy Costs, Pages 8-10

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: Revenue Enhancement: Establishing a Firm Foundation for Funding Municipalities, Pages 12-14

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: Structure of Government: Building a System that Meets 21st Century Needs, Pages 16-18

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: Being #1 is Not Always a Good Thing! Options for Reducing Retiree Health Care Costs, Page 19

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: PlacePlans Unlock Valuable Lessons, Pages 21-23

Review Magazine, March/April 2016: Developing “8 Assets” Multiplies a Community’s Success, Pages 24-26

Inside 208 Blog, March 9, 2016: League’s Dan Gilmartin Talks Flint Water Crisis, Infrastructure Issues at Congressional Briefing

Inside 208 blog, March 8, 2016: Michigan Leaders Outline Three Local Government Priorities for U.S. Congress

Economics of Place Blog, March 6, 2016: Flint Water – For Every Action there is a Reaction

Placemaking Blog, Feb. 16, 2016: Flint: Bad Pipes, Worse Policy

Economics of Place Blog, Feb. 15, 2016: Financial Struggles in Cities – It’s Not Always What You Think

Economics of Place Blog, Jan. 18, 2016: Taking Care of the Basics

Review Magazine, March/April 2014: Great Revenue Sharing Heist