Spending Public Money

Townships need statutory authority to spend public money. If a law says or implies that a township may spend public money on an activity, then it is a lawful expenditure (as long as you get equal value or better in return). But if you can’t point to a statute that authorizes townships to spend money on a particular activity, then it’s an unlawful expenditure.  In this webcast, you’ll discover the general guidelines and specific examples of lawful and unlawful expenditures determined by statute, case law. 

Thank you to C2AE for helping underwrite the cost of this program. For more information, visit c2ae.com.

Catherine Mullhaupt

Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

Catherine Mullhaupt

Catherine joined MTA in 1991, working in the Education Department before joining Member Information Services in 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Townships need statutory authority to spend public money. If a law says or implies that a township may spend public money on an activity, then it is a lawful expenditure (as long as you get equal value or better in return). But if you can’t point to a statute that authorizes townships to spend money on a particular activity, then it’s an unlawful expenditure. In this webcast, you’ll discover the general guidelines and specific examples of lawful and unlawful expenditures determined by statute, case law. Thank you to C2AE for helping underwrite the cost of this program. For more information, visit c2ae.com.