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March 15, 2011
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March 18

League Capital Conference
April 5-6

The Buzz

If Michigan Lives Or Dies By Detroit, It's Time to Take A Hard Look at Rick Snyder's Revenue-Sharing Plan
Rick Haglund, Annarbor.com

What's New

Citizens Research Council Discusses Governor's Budget Proposal

Experts Say Expect More State Takeovers

Rochester Hills Offers Snow Plow Safety Video to Fellow Communities

March/April 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



Brownfield and Historic Credits Are Focus of First Corporate Tax Hearing

The House Tax Policy Committee had their first hearing on the new corporate income tax last week. This hearing took testimony from the League and League members and partners mostly on the need for Brownfield and historic credits. The committee members had many questions for the presenters. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Senate Holds Two-Inch Rule Hearing – Last week, the Senate held a hearing on SB 201, a bill that would reinstate the long-standing two-inch rule for sidewalk liability. The committee adopted a substitute but did not report the bill from committee. MORE>

League Testifies in Senate Subcommittee on Revenue Sharing

2011 Michigan Municipal League Directory Now Available to Members, Partners

Registration Now Available for Preventive Maintenance Treatments for City Streets & County Roads Workshop

Weekly Pothole Report Available from DriveMi Campaign

Revenue Sharing Fact Sheet Now Available

Register for Capital Conference Today!

Federal Update

Local Officials and League Staff Head to Washington DC – In the midst of Congress and the President trying to find common ground for the 2011 budget, local officials from across Michigan and League staff will be headed to Washington, D.C. this week to attend the National League of Cities annual congressional conference. We will be meeting with members of the Michigan congressional delegation and will hear from federal officials as part of the conference. Given that the federal budget debate for 2011 is still raging, it should be a very interesting trip. MORE>

Infrastructure Funding in Jeopardy: Contact Federal Representatives Now!

Congress Avoids Shutdown… For Now

Local Officials Appointed to NLC Committees

SEC Proposes Registration Rule for Volunteer Board Members

21st Century Communities

Engage Your Legislators This Summer Through the Legislators Building Communities Initiative – How would you like to bring your State Representative or Senator to your community to help with a local project? This summer, League members will have that opportunity! Legislators Building Communities is a new initiative to educate our legislators about housing and community development activities in their districts through hands-on volunteer opportunities. MORE>

Detroit City Council to Skype Public Meetings

Michigan Green Communities Project Database Now Available

US Green Building Council Offers LEED for Neighborhood Development Training April 1

Complete Streets Training Offered Across the State

Walking Audits and Bike Facilities Training Being Offered

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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