Editorial: Michiganians favor privatization

Source: Detroit News ∙ November 18, 2014

A University of Michigan survey confirms that more county and municipal governments are turning to privatization to help save money while maintaining services to their residents. The survey, conducted by U-M’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, concludes that privatization is common in Michigan, with 65 percent of the jurisdictions reporting they outsource one or more services, including 84 percent of the state’s largest jurisdictions.