About Scout - Year in Review
Read it here.
ARPA Tracker - Tracking Historic Investment in MI Communities
Across the state, communities are leveraging the opportunity for historic local investments as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). See how municipalities and counties across the state are using available funding in our ARPA tracker. Combining US Treasury data and information direct from municipalities, this first of its kind database goes beyond state funding to track projects funded by local, municipal ARPA investments.
For access to the full dataset powering the Scout Institute's ARPA Tracker, download here. For the total amount of funding allocated to each community, see the official ARPA allocations by city / municipality or county, available for download here.
Revenue Cards for Michigan: A "deck" of revenue options to #FundOurFuture
Revenue options to fund our future.
Economic policy in states across America has driven disinvestment in our people and our communities. The legislative agenda in Michigan over the last few decades is a prime example. As a result, Michigan communities are struggling, median incomes are falling, and outcomes in infrastructure and education are trailing behind the nation. But it doesn't have to be this way.
We can make high-impact investments through public spending that return $1.3+ on the dollar invested, drive broad prosperity, and set us up for the kind of future we want to live in. And we can afford to do it.