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A public policy survey of local leaders across Michigan shows less than half feel the state is headed in the right direction


Program coordinator for the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan Tom Ivacko says the results were unexpected.

“The thing we were most surprised about in this report was that support for the direction in which Michigan is heading fell most precipitously among Republican local leaders.”


Ivacko says their support fell the most compared to last year.

As a whole, Governor Rick Snyder’s approval rating held steady from last year but the legislature’s approval rating dipped.

Of those surveyed, 38 percent say lawmakers are doing a poor job.

Recent tax policy decisions and the ongoing road funding debate are cited as reasons respondents don’t think Michigan is headed in the right direction.


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