CYBERSPACE SIGHTING: New website explains local government finances

Michigan residents can now view the fiscal health of communities across the state through the MI Community Financial Dashboard, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

The new, easy-to-use website provides visual financial data about Michigan's counties, townships, cities and villages through interactive maps, pie charts and graphs. Michiganders can view and compare local government revenues and expenditures, as well as long-term debt and unfunded pension liability costs.

"Local units of government are a critical component of our state's infrastructure," said Deputy State Treasurer Dr. Eric Scorsone, head of Treasury's State and Local Finance Group. "This new website provides easily accessible information about the fiscal health of our municipalities. Residents, businesses and officials can search and compare a community's finances to learn how taxes work. By becoming educated and informed, we can make great decisions for a prosperous Michigan."

The MI Community Financial Dashboard uses data local municipalities are required to report annually through state law. The site was developed in collaboration and partnership with local governments and local municipal organizations.

To view the fiscal health of Michigan municipalities, go to For updates on the MI Community Financial Dashboard follow @MiTreasLocalGov on Twitter.

Published: Tue, Dec 26, 2017


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