DETROIT
04/08/2013 08:41 am ET Updated Jun 08, 2013

Is The Problem In Detroit Really A Lack Of Revenue? [Michigan Capitol Confidential]

One common theme in the media across the state and nationally has been the tale of how the city of Detroit's financial crisis stems from a lack of revenue.

An analysis by Bridge magazine says the city receives less than expected in state-shared revenue, or money the state distributes to all local governments it gets from collecting sales taxes. The Huffington Post cited the main root of Detroit's problems as "the simple lack of revenue."

But a report released this month by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan suggests that Detroit gets more than its fair share of state money when measured per capita and compared to what other cities are receiving.

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