Legislative Link
February 22, 2011
Save the Date

Entrepreneur Trinity of Management Workshop
March 2-4

Essential Skills for the Elected Official

March 10
Mt. Pleasant

Impact of Changing From a Village to a City Workshop
March 18

League Capital Conference
April 5-6

The Buzz

Michigan Cities' Future: Doing Less With Less
Detroit Free Press
February 21, 2011

What's New

Snyder Reveals Deep Cuts In State Budget Proposal

More Flexibility for Sunday Alcohol Sales Proposed

Rochester Hills Offers Snow Plow Safety Video to Fellow Communities

January/February 2011 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

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps



League Calls Members to Action Over Gov. Snyder's Budget Plan

The Michigan Municipal League was in a full-court press Thursday afternoon responding to Gov. Rick Snyder's budget plan announced the same day. We issued a press release and a call to action for our members as well as did numerous print, radio and TV interviews. Members can do the call to action here. Click here to find out exactly how much each community will lose if statutory revenue sharing payments are eliminated as threatened. More>

State Affairs Update

House to Consider PA 312 Repeal – Next Wednesday the House Government Operations Committee will hear testimony on HB 4205, a bill that would repeal Public Act 312 of 1969, the law requiring binding arbitration for public safety unions. PA 312 has been increasing costs for local units for decades, and the League has been pushing for changes to PA 312 for a number of years (42 years if we're being exact). MORE>

Economic Development Tool Credits Left Out of New Proposed Business Tax

DriveMI Releases Weekly Pothole Report

2011 Asset Management Conference Dates Announced

Register Online Today for Capital Conference!

Federal Update

Local Officials Urged to Speak with Federal Representatives – With Congress now on its "Presidents Day" holiday recess for the next week, local officials are urged to speak with their congressional representatives about the massive reduction in CDBG funds adopted by the House. The cuts to CDBG are one of many contained in H.R.1, legislation adopted by the House that cuts federal spending by $61 billion for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year. CDBG is cut by 62.5% or $2.5 billion. MORE>

House Republicans Pass Massive Cuts to Federal Budget

Rural Access to Intercity Transportation on the Decline

Broadband Map Released

21st Century Communities

Complete Streets Training Offered Across the State – Michigan Citizen Planner is offering a series of workshops across the state on Complete Streets policies and practices over the next several weeks. The trainings are developed specifically for local elected and appointed officials, planning and zoning officials, and health officials, as well as local leaders and interested citizens. MORE>

Walking Audits and Bike Facilities Training Being Offered

Buy Local Campaigns Succeed, Study Finds

Grants and Technical Assistance Available for Green Communities

State Loans Available for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

Let’s Move Cities and Towns Campaign

Michigan Land and Prosperity Summit

Urban Land Institute Public/Private Conference


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