TMCG Sues the State!

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The municipal finance system in Michigan is broken. 
TMCG's mission is to begin repairing our broken system by ensuring the State is in compliance with Michigan laws designed to protect local governments.

Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government sued the State of Michigan on Sept. 7, 2016 for violating the state Constitution by purposefully and continually miscalculating the minimum percentage payment to local governments as required by the Headlee Amendment, which has resulted in a shortfall of payments to municipalities that is well in excess of $1 Billion. The State’s actions have created a substantial burden on local units of government, who have had to make significant cuts to services and programs in order to stay solvent. As cities are forced to do more with less, programs are canceled and essential services (refuse pick-up, water treatment, infrastructure maintenance) suffer. This effects each and every Michigan resident. To read more about TMCG's lawsuit against the State click here.

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  • Awaiting Court of Appeals Decision We continue to expect the decision in our lawsuit to be rendered by the Court of Appeals very soon.  No further word has been received by our legal team, since ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2019, 11:01 PM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
  • Hearing at Michigan Court of Appeals The TMCG legal team appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing to argue in support of the claims in our Headlee lawsuit on Tuesday, January 22. The legal ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2019, 7:41 AM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
  • Organizations Join Motion to File Brief in Support of TMCG Headlee Lawsuit Four organizations have joined in a motion to file an amici brief in support of our lawsuit against the State: The Michigan Municipal League’s (MML) Legal Defense Fund; The ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 5:30 PM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
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