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November 23, 2010

ShopMIDownton Holiday Challenge Has BegunLeague Transportation Initiatives Start Moving

ShopMIDowntown is underway! A coalition of statewide groups is issuing a “ShopMIDowntown Holiday Challenge” to all Michigan residents. The “ShopMIDowntown Holiday Challenge” asks individuals and organizations to do at least 75% of their shopping this holiday season in downtowns and Michigan Main Street Districts, then go online and share their favorite downtown Michigan holiday shopping experience this year to become eligible for a random drawing that offers five weekend getaway packages at Michigan hotels. MORE>

State Affairs Update

No Legislative Session This Week – The legislature is out on recess this week (Thanksgiving Break) as they were last week (opening of deer hunting season). Session will resume again on Tuesday, November 30 for what will likely be the last three days of session for lame duck. MORE>

Getting Our Communities Ready for Electric Vehicles

Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Ann Arbor Round Out Rail Forum Schedule

Brownfield Conference in Detroit Announced: Registration Now Available

Federal Update

Federal Deficit Commission to Recommend Sweeping Changes – While the election of 2010 will bring changes to Congress, the issues before them will remain the same. One of the more pressing set of issues is how to deal with the nations burgeoning deficit. Earlier this year, President Obama commissioned a federal commission to study the issue. And last week, the chairmen of that group sparked a political firestorm when they released preliminary recommendations. MORE>

The New Congress and Transportation Policy

Election Means Changes to Congressional Delegation

Help Save the Energy Block Grant Program

Feds Announce TIGER II Transportation Grants

21st Century Communities

Transportation Bonanza 2 Registration Now Open – The Michigan Municipal League is partnering with the Michigan Association of Planning this December 8 and 9 in Lansing to offer two days of comprehensive, multidisciplinary training that provides the programming necessary to integrate land use and transportation policies with health and mobility agendas. MORE>

Review Magazine Latest Issue Focuses on Center for 21st Century Communities ‘Education’ Asset

Complete Streets Grants Announced

Small Town Revival

CEOs for Cities Urban Summit Visits Detroit

IBM, League, Howell, Saline Partner on Cloud Computing Initiative

BetterBuildings for Michigan Announces Energy Efficiency Grant Opportunity


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