Legislative Link
January 11, 2011
Save the Date

Social Media Webinar
Jan 13

Elected Officials Webinar Series
Jan 18, 25

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

Lansing Residents Make Community Better Place to Live and Work
Lansing State Journal

What's New

League CEO & Executive Director Urges Support for Communities

League Board President and Alpena Mayor Carol Shafto Praised by Media

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

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps



Register Online Today for Capital Conference!

The political landscape has changed tremendously in Lansing and Washington DC. What does that mean for you and your community? We’ll break it all down for you during the Michigan Municipal League’s Capital Conference, April 5-6 at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Click here to register for the action-packed agenda on the latest in state and federal affairs. For more details on Capital Conference click here.

State Affairs Update

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero Says He’ll Stand with League to Urge No Revenue Sharing Cuts – Last week, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero told MIRS in its January 4 edition that if Snyder is tempted, like other governors, to go after what remains of revenue sharing to communities, then “I will be standing with the Michigan Municipal League to fight that." MORE>

“Meet and Greets” Well Underway

Governor Snyder Sets State of State for Wednesday, January 19

Federal Update

Federal Deficit Could Lead to Cuts to Community Based Programs – Reports out of Washington indicate the President is readying a budget that could bring deep cuts to a variety of programs, including those of importance to local communities. As an example, the Community Development Block Grant program could see a 25% reduction under the 2012 budget to be proposed by the President. MORE>

Taking the “Trust” Out of the Trust Fund

Red Flag Rules Take Effect With Exemptions

Michigan Clout Will Be On Display In 112th Congress

Congress Adopts Short-Term Spending Measure

Federal Deficit Commissions Report Recommendations

21st Century Communities

Detroit Neighborhoods Attract New People and Investors – The Detroit Free Press featured a great piece that talks about how a few Detroit neighborhoods are seeing the return of investors and young professionals to the city. The article, entitled “Detroit’s profile grows as investors, young professionals return to city,” says there is good news for Midtown, New Center, and Woodbridge. Investment in the community, new businesses, art and culture, and revitalization efforts in these neighborhoods are bringing people back to Detroit. MORE>

Urban Land Institute Public/Private Conference

Boyne City and Old Town Lansing Named Great American Main Street Semifinalists

Historic Preservation Planning Grants Available


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