State imposed oppressive funding scheme for municipal operations hurts all communities, not just Flint

Here is an excellent article that appears in today’s Detroit Free Press from my colleague Tony Minghine, further evidence that Michigan’s system for funding cities is broken and must change. Take a look.

Michigan’s way of funding cities set stage for Flint water crisis

For more information on this topic in the coming days, including a searchable database that provides numbers for all Michigan cities and villages, follow me on Twitter at @dpgilmartin and look for the hashtag #SaveMICity.