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June 15, 2010


Contact Your Legislators - PA 312 and Urban Cooperation Act Hearing on Wednesday!

The House Labor Committee this Wednesday, June 16 at noon will be taking up the Senate's version of PA 312 reform, SB 1072, as well as the Senate's Urban Cooperation Act (UCA) bills. As they are now, these bills would expand PA 312 without any substantive reforms to the current law. Contact your legislators and tell them to vote NO on expanding PA 312. Tell your legislators that if they want to help our local units of government they need to pass real reform bills, not these watered-down versions. Contact your legislators today! MORE>

State Affairs Update

League Pushes Town-Gown and State New Economy Legislation – The House New Economy Committee took testimony on two bills worked on closely by the League. HB 6243 is legislation to create town-gown districts. HB 6242 is legislation to create a state New Economy Council. This bill is modeled after a Massachusetts law, and is intended to refocus the state and discussions towards new economy issues that the League is pushing through its Prosperity Agenda. MORE>

Transit Options for Locals Pass House

Complete Streets, Parking Tickets and Transportation Budget

Land Bank Bills Pass with League Amendments Added

Elder-Friendly Communities Legislation Reviewed

Register Today for the MAM Summer Workshop!

Federal Update

TIGER II Transportation Grant Funding Announced – The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced funding availability in the amount of $600 million for the National Infrastructure Investment Grant or TIGER II program. Pre-applications are due July 16, 2010 and final applications on August 23, 2010. MORE>

Comments Sought On Federal Transit Funding Criteria

Federal Health Care: Young Adults and Early Retirees

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Village of Kingsley Wins Region VI Community Excellence Award - The Village of Kingsley’s successful effort to build a state-of-the-art $1.3 million library and municipal center won the Michigan Municipal League’s Region 6 Community Excellence Award. Kingsley won the peer-selected honor for its new facility that took the hard work, dedication and teamwork of many people over a 10-year period. MORE>

League and U-M Team Up for Sustainable Urbanism Course

League Members Learn How to Safely Use Social Media in Michigan Communities

Entrepreneurial Communities Project Accepting Applications

Public Humanities Projects in Michigan Awarded $155,000

Hastings, Michigan, Kicks Off Year-Long Sculpture Exhibit and Arts Celebration

Downtown Conference Partners Call for Award Nominations

National Historic Trust Offers Grants

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects



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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

Urbandale Farm Brings New Life to Lansing’s “Food Desert”
Michigan Municipal League, 21c3 blog

What's New

East Lansing Weighs Pot Dispensary Rules

League’s Tony Minghine Quoted About City Finances

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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