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March 22, 2011

Gov. Snyder Gives His Special Message on Local Government Reforms

Governor Snyder’s first of many “Special Messages” was delivered on Monday on local government reforms. It focused on consolidating and sharing services; transparency and accountability; and reducing the cost of employee benefits. In his message, the governor referenced the work done by the Michigan Municipal League in helping form a local government dashboard. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Governor's Special Message Brings Many Questions on Revenue Sharing
With the Governor’s special message delivery on Monday on local government reforms, we have been receiving multiple questions on the revenue sharing portion of the plan. We are compiling a list of all the questions we are getting from our members and are going to ship the document off to the governor’s office at the end of the week to hopefully get a response to each one. Please submit any questions you may have, with as much detail as possible, to Summer Minnick by Friday morning. MORE>

Urban Cooperation Act Reform Passes House Committee

Capital Conference Speakers Include Governor's Director of Strategy

Federal Update

League Officials Visit Congressional Members on Their Turf – League Board members, staff and officials from across the state recently attended the National League of Cities Congressional Cities Conference in Washington, DC and received a good glimpse into the roiling water that is currently the federal legislative process. While we were there a new federal funding extension was passed so the government can stay open another three weeks. MORE>

Funding for Transportation Projects in Jeopardy

Census Data to be Released

Infrastructure Financing Legislation Introduced

Coastal Zone Management Funding Available

21st Century Communities

Michigan Main Street Program Reports Progress Across the State in 2009-2010 – The Michigan Main Street 2009-2010 Annual Report is available online. The report covers the major successes of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) Michigan Main Street Program over the 2009-2010 reporting year and since the program’s founding in 2003. You’ll also find an explanation of the program’s “Four-Point Approach” and their “Eight Guiding Principals” to developing strong main street programs in Michigan downtowns. MORE>

Metro Detroit Makes Energy Star Top Ten

Engage Your Legislators This Summer Through the Legislators Building Communities Initiative

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



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