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Court of Appeals issues decision in TMCG lawsuit

posted Jul 31, 2019, 3:37 AM by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government   [ updated Jul 31, 2019, 3:43 AM ]
The three judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals has rendered its opinion in our Headlee lawsuit. The Court ruled in our favor that payments by the State to fund mandates could not be counted as payments in the form of aid to local governments. Further, it ordered the state to prepare a report on the extent of those payments that are currently being wrongfully counted. Two of the three judges ruled that charter schools are local governments and payments to them may be counted. The dissenting judge agreed with our argument that they are not and we firmly believe that he is right. Lastly, the Court rejected our claim that Prop. A payments to school districts could not be counted. Our legal team is reviewing the opinions, which you can read here and here, for the purpose of considering an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.
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