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April 28, 2010

Revenue Sharing Teed Up in Senate:
League President and Hamtramck Mayor Testify

Last week, the Senate General Government subcommittee on Appropriations took testimony on revenue sharing for FY 2010-11, which passed the House with a 1% increase to the combined total of Constitutional and Statutory for the current fiscal year. Jeff Jenks, mayor pro tem of Huntington Woods and current League President, and Karen Majewski, mayor of Hamtramck and League Trustee, testified with staff regarding the critical nature of the funding. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Saline, Lansing, Ypsilanti Officials Take Center Stage on Michigan Road Funding – The House Transportation Committee stopped at Washtenaw Community College on Friday for the third leg of its statewide tour highlighting the severe budget concerns that Michigan's transportation network faces. MORE>

Con-Con Debate Available for Viewing

Legislature Bans Texting While Driving

Senate Passes Bills to Move School Elections

House Committee Looks at Election Efficiencies

Eight Cities Awarded Complete Streets Funding Assistance

DNRE Announces Public Comment Schedule on Opening Burning Rules

2010 Brownfield Redevelopment Workshops Announced

Training Wheels On Road Bicycle Facility Design Training

Road Funding Rally May 4 in Lansing

Register Today for the Mayors Capitol Reception May 6, 11 am – 1 pm

Federal Update

Stop Feds From Controlling Collective Bargaining – Federal legislation that would intrude on the constitutional delegation of powers to local and state governments is on the move in Congress. HR 413 and S 3194 would establish a federal "312" law and force municipalities around the country to enter into collective bargaining agreements with their public safety employees, regardless of state and local laws. Click here to contact your congressional representative as well as Senators Levin and Stabenow and ask them to oppose these bills! MORE>

The Census Is Here! The Census Is Here!

Broadband Plan Goals and Court Case Impact

Federal Legislation Could Send Billions to Local Governments

Health Care Reform: Impact on Locals

Federal Job Training Grants Available

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

CEOs For Cities Strategy Session – One of the groups the League sought out early in our quest for new research, strategies and tools for our members was the group CEOs for Cities. And to this day, we continue to make use of what they put on the table to assist cities become vibrant places. MORE>

Fast Cities 2010

The “Staying Power” of Michigan’s Film Industry

League, MSU and Others Team Up on Training Sessions

Michigan Downtown Conference Puts Out Call to Michigan Based Artists

Art and Cultural Grants Available to Communities

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects

Save the Date

MAM Capitol Reception
May 6, 11 am, Capitol Building

7 Steps to Build Better Places
April 21-29, various locations

MML Regional Seminars
May/June 2010

The Buzz

Howell to Ann Arbor Rail Line on Track
Livingston Daily

What's New

League Releases ‘State of Your League’ Report

Muskegon Joins MML in Case Against Consumers Energy

March/April 2010 Michigan Municipal Review

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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