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January 4, 2011
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Elected Officials Webinar Series
Jan 11, 18, 25

Social Media Webinar
Jan 13

EOA Advocacy Workshop
January 20

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
Feb 10

Elected Officials Academy Core Weekender
Feb 18-19

Elected Officials Academy Advanced Weekender
Feb 18-19

Entrepreneur Trinity of Management Workshop
March 2-4

League Capital Conference
April 5-6

The Buzz

Finley: Hamtramck Demonstrates Need for Labor Reform
Detroit News
January 2, 2011

What's New

MDOT Director the Right Driver on Transportation Needs

Heights Council Considers District Court Study

November/December 2010 Michigan Municipal Review

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

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League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

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MI House of Reps



Governor Vetoes SB 77 At Request of League!

As 2010 ended, the League scored another big victory when Governor Jennifer Granholm vetoed SB 77. The bill was substituted during the final late-night session, and the final language would have specified that homes going through foreclosure and owned by banks and lending institutions could maintain the principal residence exemption (the 18 mills of local school tax). MORE>

State Affairs Update

New Legislators, New Opportunities – With many new legislators starting this month, League Lansing staff is busy setting up “meet and greets” with each of them (the first of the meetings taking place tomorrow) to introduce the League and all of its services to each of them. This is a great opportunity for all of you to meet with your representatives and senators as well. MORE>

Governor/Lt. Governor Officially Take Office

One Pager Plus Updates

Snyder Bullish On Michigan

Federal Update

Michigan Clout Will Be On Display In 112th Congress – As the 112th Congress gets to work, Michigan lawmakers will have considerable clout. In the Republican led House, Congressman Dave Camp (Midland) has been named chair of the important Ways and Means Committee, a spot formerly held by Michigan Congressman Sander Levin (Royal Oak). Levin will not be leaving the committee, as he will become the ranking Democratic member. MORE>

Census Confirms Michigan to Lose One Congressional Seat

Congress Adopts Short-Term Spending Measure

As Health Care Provisions Take Effect, House Republicans Vow Repeal Effort

Federal Deficit Commissions Report Recommendations

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

lansing old townBoyne City and Old Town Lansing Named Great American Main Street Semifinalists The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Boyne City and Old Town Lansing as two of ten semifinalists for its "Great American Main Street Award" (GAMSA).  The top five winners will be presented at the Main Street Awards Ceremony as part of the National Main Streets Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on May 23, 2011. MORE>

Historic Preservation Planning Grants Available


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