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May 25, 2010

Revenue Sharing 2010-11 Budget Headed to Conference Committee

Last week, the House of Representatives rejected the Senate substitute of HB 5880, which would have cut revenue sharing by 4percent based on the total combined constitutional and statutory payments for each local unit. The League strongly opposed the Senate substitute. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Senate Passes MDOT Budget – To keep the budget process moving, last week the Senate passed the Michigan Department of Transportation budget in much the same way as it passed from committee. The bill covered the $84 million shortfall of federal match funds by shifting funds throughout the Department. Funding for cities and villages through PA 51 was kept at the governor's recommended level - about a 3 percent reduction based on actual revenue collections. MORE>

New Budget Figures Released at Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference

Senate Maintains Fire Protection Grant Funding

Supportive Housing Fix Passes House

League Testifies in Support of Transit-Oriented Development Bills

Locals to Be Able to Regulate Massage Therapists Until State Ready

League CEO Dan Gilmartin Explains How Quality of Life Trumps Taxes

Federal Update

Reid to Force Vote on Federal “312” Language; Call Levin and Stabenow to Oppose! – Members are urged to call Senators Levin and Stabenow and ask them to oppose U.S. Senate Leader Harry Reid's amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill, HR 4899, that would insert language to establish a federal "312" law and force municipalities around the country to enter into collective bargaining agreements with their public safety employees, regardless of state and local laws. MORE>

Congressional Recess Provides Opportunities For Members

Congressional Delegation Hears Pitch from League on Transportation Funding

Federal Health Care Reform Update: Young Adults

Auto Communities Focus of DC Summit

Michigan Top Five in National Census Participation Rates!

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Lapeer, MI Shows How to Be a “Walkable” Community – Connecting the community parks, schools and businesses through a series of paths and sidewalks has made the City of Lapeer a much more “walkable community.” Officials from Lapeer talked about the plan that has made their city a pedestrian-friendly place during the Michigan Municipal League’s Region 5 Education Seminar Friday, May 21, in Marlette, Michigan. MORE>

Region 4 Education Seminar Focuses on Entrepreneurship

Downtown Conference Partners Call for Award Nominations

Historic Preservation In the Age of Green

Talking “New Urbanism” with Andres Duany

League Region 7 Seminar Focuses on Entrepreneurship, Firearms, Social Networking

May Is Historic Preservation Month! Get Your Cameras Ready Michigan!

National Historic Trust Offers Grants

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects


Save the Date

MML Regional Seminars
May/June 2010

Revolutionary Marketing: Using Social Media to Save Money & Increase Results
June 10, Lansing

Social Media is Here – Is Your Community Ready?
June 10, Lansing

Energy - New Gas Technology
June 17, FREE Webinar

EOA Core Weekender
June 18-19, Traverse City

EOA Advanced Weekender
June 18-19, Traverse City

MAM Summer Workshop
Aug 4-6, St. Ignace

The Buzz

Port Communities Urged to WorkTogether
Muskegon Chronicle

What's New

Michigan ArtServe President Writes About League CEO Dan Gilmartin

Harbor Beach Michigan Gets Region 5 CEA Nomination

Warm Training Centers Honors Sustainability Leaders

May/Junel 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



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