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Greater Lansing Region Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge
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What's New

Michigan Port Collaborative: Collaborating for Success

USA Today: All CAPS Not OK on Road Signs, Federal Government Says

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

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

Resources

 

League CEO Interviews Snyder and Bernero On Radio Show

Before heading to the polls next week, be sure to listen to the radio broadcast where League CEO Dan Gilmartin interviews Michigan governor hopefuls Rick Snyder and Virg Bernero. During this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show, Dan asks them community-focused questions related to the issues and concerns of our members. The show aired Oct. 20, but you can listen to this show and past shows any time on our website.

State Affairs Update

Medical Marihuana Workgroups Continue – The League has been involved in multiple workgroups organized by Rep. Fred Durhal (D-Detroit) dealing with medical marihuana. The group consists of representatives from local units of government, law enforcement, state departments, medical marihuana patients and users. We met again last week to explore legislative changes to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. MORE>

No Legislative Session; Lame Duck Coming

Brownfield Conference in Detroit Announced

Michigan Wins In Second Round of Rail Funding

Watch a Video of the Gubernatorial Debate

State Sees Additional Revenues – What To Do?


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>

Feds Announce TIGER II Transportation Grants

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

Seven Michigan Communities Named as Top-Performing Entrepreneurial Communities – East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Jonesville, Livonia, Meridian Township, Tecumseh, and Wixom have been identified as the top-performing communities at fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in a study by researchers at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research (iLabs). MORE>

Onekema and Auburn Hills Recognized for Planning Excellence

Michigan Cities Join High-Impact Volunteerism Initiative

Transportation Bonanza Slated for December

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Offering Energy Grants

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

   

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