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May 4, 2010
House Committee Takes Up Bills On Unfunded Mandates
Wednesday, May 5, at 10:30 am the House Judiciary Committee will be taking up a package of bills designed to assist local units of government with the burden of unfunded mandates handed down by the State. HBs 5797, 5799-5801 would institute a process for making claims as well as setting up additional criteria of benefit to locals by preventing mandates in the first place. While this wouldn't reimburse locals for all the lost funding each year, it is a good proactive step. MORE>
State Affairs Update
Liquor and Other Local Option Taxes – The House Tax Policy will be taking up a bill–HB 5059–that will allow local governments to create a tax on liquor sold by the glass in bars and restaurants. The municipality would have to put this question on the ballot to the voters of that municipality. MORE>
Today for the Mayors Capitol Reception May 6, 11 am –
21st Century Communities
Port Collaborative 2010 Spring Summit – Muskegon is the host next month of the 2010 Spring Summit of the Michigan Port Collaborative. The Collaborative is a diverse group of private and public members representing Michigan's Great Lakes port communities. MORE>
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