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January 18, 2011
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Improving Revenues Must Be Used to Restore Revenue Sharing Cuts
MML Press Release

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New Signs of Economic Life in Southeast Michigan

Urban Gardeners Go Solar in Beecher District of Flint

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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Three Past League Presidents Now Serve in Michigan House of Representatives

The 96th Michigan Legislature was officially sworn into office Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, and the Michigan Municipal League was there to welcome the new members, including about 30 former city council people, mayors, village presidents and other locally elected officials and League members. For the first time in modern memory, there are three former Michigan Municipal League Board Presidents serving in the Michigan Legislature. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Revenue Estimating Conference Pegs FY 2012 Budget Hole at $1.8 Billion – Last week, the House and Senate Fiscal Agency directors and the State Treasurer agreed on revenue figures for the next year which will be used to develop the next state budget. Based on the current FY, the hole for FY 2012 will be $1.8 Billion. MORE>

League Lobbyist Receives High Scores

Don't Forget: Governor Snyder State of State THIS Wednesday, January 19

Register Online Today for Capital Conference!

Federal Update

Transportation Reauthorization Discussions Begin – With Congress now in session, the new chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman John Mica of Florida, has stated his intention to hold hearings outside of Washington, D.C. to learn about local concerns. Congressman Mica has also said he hopes to move a transportation authorization bill this year. MORE>

Federal Deficit Could Lead to Cuts to Community Based Programs

Red Flag Rules Take Effect With Exemptions

Michigan Clout Will Be On Display In 112th Congress

Federal Deficit Commissions Report Recommendations

21st Century Communities

Pedestrian and Biking Projects Add Economic Value – A recent study analyzing job creation data from Baltimore, Maryland says that building non-motorized infrastructure creates up to twice as many jobs than auto-based infrastructure projects. The study, conducted by the Political Economy Research Institute, showed that pedestrian and bike infrastructure projects create 11 to 14 jobs per $1 million of spending while road infrastructure initiatives created seven jobs per $1 million of spending. MORE>

Reusing Historical Municipal Buildings

Detroit Neighborhoods Attract New People and Investors

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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