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What's New

Commission Suggests Scrapping Medical Pot Law

Urban Pioneers See Opportunity in Michigan's Frontier Cities

September/October 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

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Ballot Proposal Webinar Available

Interested in learning about the two statewide proposals that will be on the November 2 ballot? The Citizens Research Council is holding a webinar on Tuesday, October 26 at 2 pm. The two proposals to be voted on include whether or not a constitutional convention should be held, and prohibiting those convicted of a felony from holding public office. MORE>

State Affairs Update

New Recreation Passport Launched to Fund State Parks – Following its passage earlier this year, with the support of the League, the state's new Recreation Passport program took effect on October 1 as the completely new mechanism designed to fund state parks in Michigan and provide grant support for local parks. MORE>

Watch a Video of the Gubernatorial Debate

DNRE Establishing Regional Citizen Advisory Councils

State Sees Additional Revenues – What To Do?

Wayne State University To Feature Lecture On Fiscal Stress

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>

HUD Announces Sustainable Communities Grant Awards

League Investigating Road Project Conflict of Interest Proposal

Broadband Funds to Build Fiber Optic Network in Michigan

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Michigan Cities Join High-Impact Volunteerism Initiative – Detroit is one of ten Cities of Service launching citywide "high impact service plans" geared toward encouraging volunteerism and community service this month. C ities of Service is a coalition of over 100 U.S. mayors, which was launched by 17 original founding mayors, in 2009–it has grown quickly. A number of Michigan cities participate, including Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, and Detroit. MORE>

Transportation Bonanza Slated for December

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Offering Energy Grants

Michigan Counties and Local Communities Support Senior-Dedicated Millages

Michigan Scores an “A” for Being a “Top Digital State”


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