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The following statement should be attributed to Michigan Townships Association Executive Director Neil Sheridan:

Gov. Whitmer’s proposal to increase City, Village and Township (statutory) revenue sharing is a welcome recognition of the value and importance of the essential services that our communities provide, and represents the first time in many years that such an increase has been included in the state’s executive budget recommendation. Despite the fact that more than half of the state’s population lives in townships, just 12 percent of our state’s townships receive CVT revenue sharing. We look forward to working with the governor and the Legislature on continuing the investment in Michigan’s local communities, and expanding the number of townships that are eligible to receive this critical funding to serve their residents.