Review of K12 Performance Funding Models and Best Practices

Business Leaders for Michigan retained Anderson Economic Group to review performance funding practices for K-12 school systems across the U.S. and to identify best practices and common metrics used to measure outcomes. We conducted a literature review of performance funding practices for public school systems across the U.S. We identified three states that have implemented […]

The Impact of Easing Investment Restrictions on Downstate Illinois Police and Fire Pensions Funds

In Illinois, retirement benefits are provided to police officers and firefighters through local pension funds. As of the end of fiscal year 2017, there were 643 pension funds for police officers and firefighters across the state. State law places limits on the types of securities that these pension funds can own. These limitations are particularly […]

Illinois Downstate Pension Fund Consolidation: Costs and Savings from Consolidating Police and Fire Pension Funds

In Illinois, retirement benefits are provided to police officers and firefighters through local pension funds. The funds are regulated by state law, and managed by local boards of trustees. As of the end of fiscal year 2017, there were 643 pension funds for police officers and firefighters in Illinois. Policymakers over the last several years […]

Annual levy to go up to help pay for pensions

“Anderson Economic Group examined what would happen if the state government voted to ease the investment restrictions on local pension funds with less than $10 million in assets — that is, allow them to invest more than the 40 percent of its funds in the stock market or to be able to diversify portfolios more […]

Cannabis vs. road costs: Tax money unlikely to be panacea for pavement

Crain's Detroit Business,

Marijuana Tax Revenue Won't Be A Panacea For Schools

WKAR MSU,

Tax Note On Marijuana Tax Revenues Under Michigan’s Proposal 18-1 Released

 

Tax Note: Revenues from Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Under Michigan’s Proposal 18-1