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January 12, 2010

Conference: Register Online Jan. 13 for Early Bird Rate!

Join us April 13-14 for Capital Conference, Lansing! Register online Jan. 13 - March 15 and save $35! Why Capital Conference? Most agree Michigan needs budget reform, but the dicey part is how to do it. In a political landscape itching for change, we'll show you where to find success and introduce you to the movement for a complete government overhaul that’s long overdue. MORE>


State Affairs Update

State Health Care Reform Debate Continues Into the New Year – The past few weeks have been filled with several workgroups to discuss the Speaker's health care proposal, which creates a state-wide health care pool for all public employees. The labor organizations are still opposed to the legislation, and there is a tight timeline to accomplish something before we get bogged down in budget negotiations and the 2010 election. MORE>

Commission on Mandates Releases Final Report

Revenue Estimating Conference Numbers Released

Presentation at Revenue Estimating Conference is Telling

Want to Install LEDs? The MPSC Wants to Help You Save Money For It!

Energy Assistance for Residents

Seeking Nominations for 2010 Clerk of the Year Award

Federal Update

Congress Passes 2010 Funding Key Programs; Michigan Nets Funding for 150 Projects – The $1.1 trillion consolidated spending bill (H.R. 3288) passed by the Congress, contains funding for programs of importance to local communities including transportation, housing, crime prevention and community development. The good news is that, in many program areas, the funding remained level or increased. MORE>

Federal Jobs Bill Includes Infrastructure Funding, No Match Requirement

Locals Urged to Add Their Voice to Petition Against FCC Cell Tower Ruling

Broadband Applicants Now Have On-line Tool

Recovery Act Guidance Released

Support Federal PEG Legislation

Ready to be Counted?

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage


21st Century Communities

League to Host Dan Burden for Workshop on Walkability – Dan Burden, an international expert on walkability, is scheduled to lead a workshop on Friday, February 12, 2010 at our Capitol Office in Lansing. Come see first hand why Time Magazine listed him as one of the six most important Civic Innovators in the World. MORE>

Funds Awarded to Help Build Vibrant Communities

Main Street Program Recognizes More Michigan Communities

Building Vibrant Communities

Going Green Yields Green Savings

Nurturing Success

League Co-Sponsor of Smart Growth Conference

Cities of Service to Increase Community Volunteerism

Climate Action Map Initiative

Save the Date

Newly Elected Officials Training
Jan 12, Huntington Woods

Public Employment Law Seminar
Jan 20, Lansing

MLGMA Winter Institute
Feb. 2-5, Grand Rapids

Competent Person Training
Feb. 9, Lansing

Confined Space Entry Training
Feb. 10, Lansing

Capital Conference

April 13-14, Lansing

Regional Seminars
May/June 2010

The Buzz

Regional Transportation Funding Study Moving Ahead

What's New

Lawmakers Seeking Simplified Health Care Reporting Bill

January/February 2010 Michigan MunicipalReview

League’s New PA 312 Webpage

New Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

21c3 Website

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


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