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September 14, 2010
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September 21-24, 2010

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
September 21, 2010

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

Everything Meetings –Parliamentary Procedure & OMA
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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What's New

Governor Celebrates with Coalition at Bill Signing

City Council Gears Up to Explain Six Ballot Proposals

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

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

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Federal Brownfield Funding

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Two-Inch Rule Fix Introduced

Last week, Senator Kuipers introduced SB 1475, a bill that would reinstate the two-inch rule for sidewalk defects. Earlier this year the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the two-inch rule for sidewalk defects in Robinson v. City of Lansing. The court held the two-inch rule applied only to sidewalks adjacent to county highways, meaning the rule would not cover many local sidewalks. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Budget Deal Patches Over Transportation Match Shortfall – It appears that the Governor and legislative leaders in the House and Senate have arrived at a deal that will cover the expected transportation funding shortfall for the coming fiscal year. Based upon gas tax and vehicle registration revenue estimates, MDOT was anticipating being $84 million dollars short of matching all available federal gas tax revenue that was allocated to Michigan for the coming budget year, potentially jeopardizing nearly a half billion dollars in federal funds. MORE>

State Proposes Covering Local’s LEIN Payment in FY 2011

MDOT Announces Public Meetings on Rail Plan

Federal Update

$50 Billion Transportation Bill Proposed by President Obama – President Obama has proposed a $50 billion transportation initiative. The proposal calls for rebuilding 150,000 miles of roads over the next six years along with constructing and maintaining 4,000 miles of rail and rehabilitating or reconstructing 150 miles of airport runways. The proposal also includes the establishment of an Infrastructure Bank to leverage federal dollars with private, state and local capital. MORE>

Michigan Applies for High-Speed Rail Funds

Michigan Awarded Broadband Funding

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Bus Transit Brings “Economic and Community Benefits,” MDOT Study Reports – A new statewide study by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that public transit "saves money for riders," "alleviates traffic congestion," "expands mobility," "stimulates the economy," and "protects the environment," according to the report. MORE>

Updated Information For Local Energy Solutions Workshop

What Is Your Walk Score?

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects


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