In Michigan, the ill fated revenue sharing initiative known as the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), a “Carrot and a stick” approach to passing down state revenue sharing dollars to local units of government is dead – – or is it?
The 2015 Approved Appropriations Bill tells a little bit of a different story.
Yes – EVIP by name (the phrase and acronym) is gone!! Hooray!
The requirement started off as a novel idea, but the execution, and eventual audit ‘nit-picking’ turned it into a downer!
Category 2 (Shared Services) and Category 3 (Compensation and Unfunded Liabilities) are COMPLETELY DEAD and nowhere to be found in the Appropriations Bill this year.