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Report looks at revenue losses for MI municipalities

Southwest Michigan First
Southwest Michigan First

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Southwest Michigan First has released a report on the state of local government revenues in Michigan, and concludes that some changes will have to be made for municipalities to survive.  The organization's Ron Kitchens says that local governments are not collecting as much revenue as they used to, and there are few ways they can change that.

He tells us the solution may be mergers of government services, among other things.

Kitchens says that the state legislature will also have to take steps to help communities better manage themselves. He says if changes aren't made, local governments across the state will go broke, just like Detroit.