Final Report: By the People – Hard Times, Hard Choices – Michigan Residents Deliberate

As Michiganders confronted the budget crisis and the demands on scarce state resources, they moved strongly to support increases in certain taxes and decreases in others. They also held the line on essential services but expressed increased willingness to pay for them. PDF

By the People: Hard times, Hard choices – Michigan Citizens Deliberate

Detroit, Michigan. photo (cc): Thomas Hawk flickr 13139277775The results of the deliberative poll, and the reactions of Michigan residents to issues such as poverty, education, unemployment, housing and the economy aired on public TV stations in Michigan on Jan. 18. Questions were formulated with the input of Michigan-based public policy experts.