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112th Annual Convention
September 21-24, 2010

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
September 21, 2010

The League & DTE: Energy Efficiency Options
September 21, 2010

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September 21, 2010

NLC Institute - Building Community in Today's Economy
September 21, 2010

Social Media Is Here – Is Your Community Ready?
October 7, 2010

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Statewide, Transit Needs a Big Push
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Waterford Voters Face Police, Fire Millage Restoration

Michigan Mayors Gather at St. Ignace

July/August 2010 Michigan Municipal Review

League’s New PA 312 Webpage

New Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

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Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

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Federal Brownfield Funding

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Revenue Sharing Cuts Likely Averted!

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation that will likely prevent drastic revenue sharing cuts. The Granholm Administration has proposed a comprehensive budget solution that will close the budget hole for the current 2009-2010 budget, and will eliminate the deficit expected for the 2010-1011budget. These budget recommendations were sent to the Legislature. Indications were made to League staff that if these recommendations were not approved, the governor would be forced to do an executive order that would include eliminating the August revenue sharing payment (approximately $120 million to communities). MORE>

State Affairs Update

Bills to Eliminate Fire Protection Grants Pulled from House Agenda – Last week, shortly before session began, the House added two bills, HBs 4098 and 5603 to the agenda. These bills would repeal the driver responsibility fees resulting in elimination of fire protection grant money. League lobbyists immediately sprang into action contacting our members who rely on fire protection grants to run successful fire departments and talking to legislators in the lobby as session went on through the afternoon. MORE>

Bills to Help Fund Sewer Projects Reported from Committee

Southwest Michigan Gets Rail Service Boost For Holiday

MDOT Seeking Public Input On Statewide Rail Plan

Federal Update

Michigan Awarded Broadband Funding – Michigan has received funding from the federal government as part of investments in 94 broadband projects in 37 states funded through the Recovery Act. The total investment of $1.8 billion, is part of a nearly $7 billion Recovery Act initiative. MORE>

Michigan Applies for High-Speed Rail Funds

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online

House Passes 2011 Funding for Transportation and Housing

Senate Committee Approves Livable Communities Act

FCC Denies Municipal Petition on “Shot-Clock” Ruling for Cell-Tower Siting

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Updated Information For Local Energy Solutions Workshop – The 'Local Energy Solutions' Workshop (Tuesday, September 28, 9 am - 4 pm) has been designed for Michigan communities and sponsored by Clean Energy Coalition with support from DELEG, Michigan Municipal League, WARM Training & Michigan Energy Options. The workshop is available to all Michigan communities with special reduced pricing for EECBG non-entitlement communities. MORE>

Get Your “Transit Score”

Saline, Chelsea, and Dexter “Hold Firm,” Despite Still Shaky Economy

Future Cities – Greentown Conference Coming to Grand Rapids

MEDC Announces a New Rural Arts Grant Program

Michigan Saves Program Ready for Roll-Out

eCities 2010 Study Now Open

Community Development Training Announced

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects


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