Factors Influencing State Road Project Prioritization in Michigan (Phase I)

Business Leaders for Michigan retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze Michigan’s state road funding project prioritization practices and determine the extent to which the state considers economic impacts in determining which road projects to fund. We collected information from the Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan House Fiscal Agency, and Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency to identify […]

Patrick Anderson: Study Should Give Taxpayers Pause

In response to MISD’s release of an AEG study regarding Michigan’s MPSERS pension debt, Patrick Anderson stated: “This important report should give any taxpayer pause,” noted Patrick L. Anderson, Principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, “adding nearly $10 billion to taxpayer debt would be a serious blow to our state’s economy, and immediately overwhelm […]

Reforming MPSERS: The impact of issuing pension obligation bonds and extending debt payments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and leaders of the GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have recently considered proposals to postpone making required principal and interest payments on the unfunded accrued actuarial liability (UAAL) of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). For all variations of this idea, the immediate results of such actions would be the […]

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

Crain's Detroit Business,

Labor Voices: Focus on roads, not pensions

The Detroit News,