Legislative Link
December 21, 2010

Governor Has Busy Day Signing League Bills –

bill signingThe Governor signed a whole host of bills last Tuesday that the League helped shepherd through the legislative process.   The Governor signed the brownfield/sewer bond package, transit-oriented development package, the Private Infrastructure and Investment Act bills, among others.  MORE>

State Affairs Update

beerRedevelopment Liquor Licenses Seating Requirements Reduced – The House and Senate both passed SB 1493.  This bill reduces the minimum seating capacity requirement for a business using a redevelopment liquor license from 50 persons to 25 persons. These are the new Class C liquor licenses which replaced the old DDA licenses, and can be used in a city redevelopment project area or development district. MORE>

Sexually Oriented Billboards and Advertising Signs Regulated

Last Legislative Link for 2010

Snyder Bullish On Michigan

Federal Update

Feds Fail to Pass One-Year Budget –The demise of a one-year funding bill in the U.S. Senate means that Congress will need to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating past the end of the year. What was thought to be a bi-partisan effort fell apart as the bill's 6,000 earmarks seemingly made members too skittish to support in the end. MORE>

American Community Survey Gives Snapshots of America

Michigan Congressmen Get Key Positions

Federal Deficit Commissions Report Recommendations

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

lansing old townBoyne City and Old Town Lansing Named Great American Main Street Semifinalists The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Boyne City and Old Town Lansing as two of ten semifinalists for its "Great American Main Street Award" (GAMSA).  The top five winners will be presented at the Main Street Awards Ceremony as part of the National Main Streets Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on May 23, 2011. MORE>

League Hosts the First Michigan Green Communities Conference

Transportation Bonanza Huge Success

ShopMIDowntown Holiday Challenge Has Begun



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