Government entities in Genesee County have increased spending on lobbyists 76 percent, according to an analysis by The Flint Journal.

Jack McHugh, the Center's senior legislative analyst, told The Journal that the process is a vicious cycle, with tax-funded lobbying for more tax dollars leading to "spending more than government has available."

Diane S. Katz, an adjunct scholar with the Center, wrote about this problem almost three years ago in a commentary titled "Using Taxes to Lobby for Taxes."

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

~~~~~

Related Articles:

Screening of Poverty, Inc.

The Flint Water Crisis and the Challenge of City Infrastructure

Let Them Work: Solutions for Michigan’s Overbearing Occupational Licensing Laws

Detroit Classrooms Are Not Overcrowded

Andrew Coulson: In Memoriam

Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

Share More …