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April 19, 2011
   

House Committee Passes Specific Language on Revenue Sharing

Last Wednesday, the House General Government Subcommittee on Appropriations unveiled for the first time their specific plan for a new statutory revenue sharing program, based on Governor Snyder’s proposal last month. The committee voted to pass the bill, HB 4274, moments later on a party-line vote. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Lawmakers Deal Blow to Transportation Options – Just as new numbers show ridership up significantly on Amtrak, Appropriations members in the Michigan House and Senate have dealt a blow to those in Michigan hoping for additional transportation options by reducing funding for public transit and stripping incentives for communities that adopt Complete Streets policies. The recommendations, which go against what the governor originally proposed, would reduce public transportation funding by 8 to 10 percent. MORE>

Senate to Tackle Revenue Sharing Today

Brownfield, Historic Dollars Cut 50 Percent With Credits Still Eliminated

Senate Committee Reports Health Care Premium Bill

Fire Protection Grants Cut in House DeLEG Budget

Foreclosure Bills Considered: May Cost Communities More

Sample Resolution for Brownfield/Historic Credits Now Available

State Rail Plan In Development

2011 Capital Conference Resource Page Now Available

Community Excellence Award: Call for Entries

Mayors/Village Presidents: Save the Date for the Capitol Reception!


Governor’s Reform Plan: League Resource Page Now Available



Federal Update

Federal Budget Deal Now Law – The 2011 budget deal struck between congressional leaders and the President is now law. The agreement cuts $39.9 billion, a $78.5 billion overall decrease from the President’s original 2011 budget request. Overall funding for the Community Development Block Grant is cut from $3.9 billion to $3.43 billion for the remainder of this year. That means a cut of $647 million will have to be managed over the remainder of the fiscal year. MORE>

“Fix It First” Transportation Campaign Underway

Time to Tell Your Story!

Input Sought on Federal Transportation Project Barriers

Census Data Now Available



21st Century Communities

Michigan Port Collaborative Spring 2011 Summit – The Michigan Port Collaborative will be holding its Spring 2011 Summit on May 19 and 20 in Sault Ste. Marie at Lake Superior State University. The Summit will feature presentations on port economic development initiatives, federal policy and budget initiatives to assist small harbors and cargo, commercial and recreational ports in Michigan among others. MORE>

Three Communities Share Their Experiences With Complete Streets

Testing Needed on New Online Assessment

Engage Your Legislators This Summer Through the Legislators Building Communities Initiative

Michigan Green Communities Project Database Now Available

 

   

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