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October 12, 2010
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October 29, 2010

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Attracting and Retaining Entreprenuers Workshop Offered

A series of seminars to help communities grow businesses from within are taking place later this month. The Michigan Municipal League and MSHDA are having Ernesto Sirolli conduct “Attracting and Retaining Entrepreneurs” workshops throughout the state. The sessions are Oct. 26 in Escanaba, Oct. 27 in Ludington, Oct, 28 in Bay City and Oct. 29 at the League’s Lansing office. MORE>

State Affairs Update

White Paper on Medical Marijuana Now Available – A new white paper was recently released that advises communities on the controversial Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The report, produced by Consultant Gerald A. Fisher, a professor of law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, was prepared at the request of the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association and is intended to assist local governments. The Michigan Municipal League has already hosted or co-sponsored numerous training sessions on the law and will continue to work with communities to assist them in interpreting and administering the act. MORE>

Legislature Not Likely to Hold Session in October

Ehlers to Host Grand Rapids Rail Forum

Federal Update

Help Save the Energy Block Grant Program – The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program (EECBG) was enacted as part of the Energy Act of 2007 but remained unfunded until passage of the Recovery Act. Since that time, communities across Michigan have received funds from the program for projects like LED street lighting, upgrading energy systems and car fleets and creating more energy efficient public buildings. When the Recovery Act funding ends so will the program. Now, as that money runs out, a push is on to ensure the President and Congress continue funding for the program. MORE>

Michigan Public Transit Receives Federal Funding

Broadband Funds to Build Fiber Optic Network in Michigan

Federal Transportation Funding Bill Coming Next Year

TIGER II Funding Requests Overwhelm Supply

$50 Billion Transportation Bill Proposed by President Obama

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Village of Paw Paw Wins National Environmental Protection Award – Michigan communities large and small are leading the way in natural resource conservation. The Village of Paw Paw proved that yet again this week by winning the National Rural Water Association's award for "Exemplary Efforts in Environmental Protection." The award was presented at the National Rural Water Association’s Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony, held on September 27, 2010 in New Orleans. MORE>

Redefining Economic Strategies Summit

EPA Announces Green Power Challenge

Bus Transit Brings “Economic and Community Benefits,” MDOT Study Reports

To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Social Media and Governance

Growing Food on Vacant Land in Detroit? It Could Work, Study Finds


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