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League CEO Discusses Financial Challenges Facing Communities

Michigan Municipal League CEO Dan Gilmartin was the focus of a recent article on the financial challenges facing Michigan cities. The news angle for the piece was about the city of Hamtramck looking to seek bankruptcy protection and Gilmartin explained that many Michigan communities are struggling financially and looking at a variety of options. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Legislature Back in Session This Week – The Legislature returns to Lansing this week for what will likely be the last week of session for this lame duck season. The League has many bills we are pushing for including (but certainly not limited to) the transit oriented development package, brownfield reform package and a town gown DDA piece among many others. MORE>

MPSC Seeking Input From Communities On Cable Issues

Brownfield Conference in Detroit Announced: Registration Now Available

Federal Update

Lame Duck Congress and Collective Bargaining – As Congress returns from its Thanksgiving break, it remains to be seen what might actually be accomplished. It is likely that Democrats will do all they can to move through some issues while they still have control of both the House and Senate. One of those issues that might see the light of day is mandatory collective bargaining. MORE>

Road Sign Reflectivity Mandate Sparks New Comment Period
Federal Deficit Commission to Recommend Sweeping Changes
The New Congress and Transportation Policy
Election Means Changes to Congressional Delegation
Help Save the Energy Block Grant Program

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>
ShopMIDowntown Holiday Challenge Has Begun
UM-ULI Forum Highlights Changing Focus of Real Estate Industry and City Leaders
Review Magazine Latest Issue Focuses on Center for 21st Century Communities ‘Education’ Asset
Complete Streets Grants Announced
Small Town Revival




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