Wayne County Executive calls for reva...

Wayne County Executive calls for revamp of state's municipal financing system, tax laws

There are 5 comments on the The Detroit News story from Mar 4, 2013, titled Wayne County Executive calls for revamp of state's municipal financing system, tax laws. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Detroit -- Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is calling for an overhaul in municipal financing, arguing that Michigan's tax laws are thwarting a recovery and draining the coffers of cities and counties statewide.

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kevinu

United States

#1 Mar 5, 2013
How come county kept spending with no accoountability? Lucrative salaries pensions etc? State has already criticized these things. The fat should have been trimmed long ago.oakland county has balanced budget with no deficit.to try and cry. Foul afterwards has little genuine meaning. This is why new leader is needed.
kevin

Detroit, MI

#2 Mar 5, 2013
I am starting to finds these local blog sites boring and ineffective. Youtube is a better use of my time. That and my dreams.
sms

Lafayette, LA

#3 Mar 5, 2013
one word dem o rats
Rhonda

Buffalo, NY

#4 Mar 6, 2013
kevin wrote:
I am starting to finds these local blog sites boring and ineffective. Youtube is a better use of my time. That and my dreams.
don't think we need to hear bout ur wet dreams
Pete

Livonia, MI

#5 Mar 6, 2013
Watch for legislation aimed at increasing property taxes. Vote everything down.

Our property values have gone down in most areas quite a bit. People have protested valuations. The assessments have gone down. Mine went down 25% for 2013 alone. Now when values start back up, the Headlee amendment limits those tax increases in tax to the lower of inflation or 5%. Headlee was briliant. I'm glad his heart transplant lasted as long as it did.

Now Ficano and others would like to overturn the Headlee or come up with new ways to get around legislation and make taxes skyrocket so they could have more free spending.

We should be holding ceremonies and kissing Headlee's gravestone.

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