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Posted on Sun, Sep 2, 2012 : 12:39 p.m.

U-M releases survey saying Michigan government leaders more optimistic

By Cole Bertsos reports while many leaders of local government in Michigan say they still are facing financial stress in their jurisdictions, they're noticing they've managed to stay more optimistic than in years past.

The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy released a study Sunday with more details, reports

The survey took place April 9 to June 18 and features jurisdictions from across the state. U-M also released numbers from the same survey earlier this year showing how local leaders feel about the direction of the state as well as elected leaders.

For more details on the survey and to read the entire article, click here.


Dog Guy

Mon, Sep 3, 2012 : 11:42 p.m.

Michigan's local government leaders are more optimistic than in years past . . . like back when we had Granholm.


Mon, Sep 3, 2012 : 4:31 p.m.

That optimism is going to disappear if the save our jobs ballot issues gets approved and makes the ballot.


Mon, Sep 3, 2012 : 1:17 p.m.

I guess 8.3 % unemployment for over 4 years and no change with current administration you become complacent and accept your short comings so as not to offend your leftist counter parts.

David Cahill

Sun, Sep 2, 2012 : 10:21 p.m., I think you mean "survey" instead of "surgery" in the last line. Paging the copy desk!