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August 3, 2010

VICTORY! Complete Streets Legislation Passes Senate, House, and Signed Into Law by Governor!

The League had a huge victory last week when the Senate passed (and the House concurred in) the Complete Streets legislation. These bills were signed into law last night by the governor and are now PA 134 and PA 135 of 2010. As previously reported, HB 6151 and 6152 create Complete Streets policies in state law (Act 51 transportation funding law and the Planning Act). These bills match up perfectly with the concepts in the League's Prosperity Agenda and the Physical Design and Walkability core asset identified by the League's Center for 21st Century Communities. MORE>

State Affairs Update

New Economy Commission Legislation Reported – Last week, the House New Economy Committee reported HB 6242, which would create a state New Economy Commission. The idea of this commission is to create a central location at the state level that would work on and consider new economy issues. The commission would develop a statewide strategy for the enhancement, encouragement, and growth of the new economy in Michigan and promote through public and private means, responsive public policies, and innovative private sector practices. MORE>

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Federal Update

Health Care Reform Implementation – Live Webcast TODAY! – A live webcast on Tuesday, August 3 at 12:00 pm will discuss the impact the new health care reform bill will have on local governments. The webcast is sponsored by the National League of Cities, with support from the International City Managers Association (ICMA) and will be introduced by Gregory Dyson of ICMA-RC and moderated by Rita Patel, partner, DLA Piper. MORE>

Federal Medicaid Funding and the State Budget

$1 Billion for NSP 3 in Financial Reform Bill

PEG Issues Get a Push in Congress

Hazard Mitigation Funds Available

Feds Open Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

State Looking for Proposals to Fast Track NSP Funds

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

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21st Century Communities

Ludington Celebrates History and Culture Through Art – A visit to the city of Ludington (population 8,500), shows that any community, large or small, can work the strategies in the 21st Century Communities program to focus on their assets and celebrate their history and culture. The city recently unveiled the final piece in their waterfront sculpture park. MORE>

New Funding Programs for Farmers Markets

Michigan Saves Program Ready for Roll-Out

Municipalities Use Social Media to Bridge Communication Gap

Entrepreneurial Communities Project Accepting Applications

eCities 2010 Study Now Open

Community Development Training Announced

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects

Related Links

21c3 Website

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps



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