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Wednesday, October 17,2012

'No' on 5 is no-brainer

by Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett
The last 10 years have not been kind to Michigan cities. We've been battered by a fiscal perfect storm of plummeting property tax revenues and rising legacy costs. The state legislature has exacerbated the situation by slashing revenue sharing dollars to local communities by over $4 billion since 2001 — dollars that once paid for public safety services like police and fire protection.
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