Full Funding for County Revenue Sharing in FY 2015

Jun 12, 2014, 16:48 ET from Michigan Association of Counties

LANSING, Mich., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is pleased that Governor Snyder and the Legislature have passed a FY 2015 budget that provides for 100% full funding for county revenue sharing- totaling over $211 million.  This marks the first time in 14 years that counties are in a position to receive full revenue sharing payments, last receiving full funding in FY 2001.

"We are very grateful that the legislature and the governor recognize all of the important services that counties provide to Michigan residents on the state's behalf," said Vice President of the M.A.C. Board of Directors and Allegan County Commissioner Jon Campbell. "M.A.C., along with county officials, has worked tirelessly to educate the governor, his administration and the legislature on the uniqueness of county revenue sharing and how those dollars fund vital services to Michigan residents."

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. M.A.C. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. M.A.C. is the counties' voice at the State Capitol, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.

SOURCE Michigan Association of Counties