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February 1, 2011
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March 2-4

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The Buzz

League CEO Speaks on Budget Reform WKAR's Off the Record
January 28, 2011

What's New

Rochester Hills Offers Snow Plow Safety Video to Fellow Communities

The Impact of Revenue-Sharing Reductions

January/February 2011 Michigan Municipal Review

Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

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Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

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Senate Finance Committee to Take Testimony on SB 34 to Eliminate Personal Property Tax!

The League NEEDS YOUR HELP! This Wednesday the Senate Finance Committee will take testimony on SB 34, which eliminates personal property tax. The committee is taking up SB 34 in conjunction with SB 1, which eliminates the Michigan Business Tax. Please contact your legislators and let them know the devastating impact eliminating the personal property tax would have on your community should it get enacted. MORE>

State Affairs Update

League on MGTV and WKAR Public Television – Be sure to watch MGTV this week to view our news conference featuring Michigan Municipal League Executive Director & CEO Dan Gilmartin, State Affairs Director Summer Minnick and Troy City Councilmember and Past League President Robin Beltramini. MGTV taped our media roundtable event that took place Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 and is airing the 45-minute session at noon Tuesday, Feb. 1, according to the official MGTV schedule. Gilmartin was also on the Jan, 28, 2011 "Off the Record" program hosted by Tim Skubick on WKAR Public Television (view here) talking about the League's reform and efficiency plan. MORE>

Economic Development Tools Credits Left Out of New Proposed Business Tax

League Proposes Reforms, Efficiencies to Help State, Local Governments

Register Online Today for Capital Conference!

Federal Update

President Talks Jobs, Investment and Deficit – Stressing job creation and economic growth through investments as well as deficit reduction, President Obama's recent State of the Union address emphasized the need for members of Congress to work together to solve our country's problems and included himself in that group. Noting that "the future is ours to win," but we can't stand still to get there, the President called for investments in expanded infrastructure, clean energy, new education initiatives, increased trade, and immigration reform. MORE>

Mayors Release Metro Agenda

Congressional Republicans Put Forth Deficit Reduction Plans

Federal Deficit Could Lead to Cuts to Community Based Programs

Transportation Reauthorization Discussions Begin

Red Flag Rules Take Effect With Exemptions

Federal Deficit Commissions Report Recommendations

21st Century Communities

Prosperity Agenda Radio Show On WJR Focuses on Civic Engagement – League Executive Director & CEO Dan Gilmartin and Let's Save Michigan's Sean Mann discussed the importance of civic engagement during the most recent Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. The show aired Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, but you can listen any time here. Guests on the show were Josh McManus, Rory Neuner, and Kim Hodge. MORE>

Ann Arbor Company Invests Big Bucks In Students’ Startups

Pedestrian and Biking Projects Add Economic Value

Reusing Historical Municipal Buildings

Urban Land Institute Public/Private Conference



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