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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  • May 13, 2017 - Lawsuit Update On May 9 the Court of Appeals denied the State’s motion to peremptorily dismiss the case by rejecting all of the State’s procedural defenses and ordered that we ...
    Posted May 13, 2017, 3:06 PM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
  • December 23, 2016 - Lawsuit Update Our lawsuit against the State of Michigan continues to move forward. On Nov. 1, 2016 the Attorney General filed an answer to our complaint. After carefully reviewing the AG’s ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2016, 8:37 PM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
  • SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 — TMCG on the Radio Check out the link below to hear TMCG President Joh Mogk discuss our lawsuit against the State of Michigan on WDET 101.9. TMCG on the Radio
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:07 AM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government
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