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April 12, 2011

League Board Freezes Member Dues for 11-12 Fiscal Year

The Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees unanimously approved freezing member dues for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The decision, made during the League Board meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, comes after the League cut member dues by 12 percent for 2010-11, said League Board President Carol Shafto, Mayor of the City of Alpena.The freeze, effective July 1, 2011, is part of a continuing effort of the League to assist League member communities financially. MORE>

State Affairs Update

House to Roll Out Revenue Sharing Plan on Wednesday – This Wednesday, April 13, the House General Government Subcommittee on Appropriations will meet to unveil their version of revenue sharing for FY 2011-12 in HB 4274, and vote the bill out of committee to the full House floor before it goes to the Senate for consideration. The committee will be meeting at noon on Wednesday and we will be sure to update you on what their budget proposal is once it's officially released. MORE>

League, Statewide Organizations Announce Transportation Coalition

MDOT Applies for High-Speed Rail Funds

Packed House Debates Future of State Economic Development Incentives

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 Shutdown Deal to Hit Community Programs Hard – With not much time to spare, congressional leaders and President Obama reached agreement on a 2011 budget that would fund the government through the end of September. Given that it will take several days to actually put the deal into bill form, the President has already signed into law a extension of government funding until April 15. But, if the $2 billion in cuts for the one-week period are any indication of what's to come, funding for community programs will be hit hard. MORE>

Time to Tell Your Story!

Webinar Scheduled to Discuss Recent FCC Inquiry

Input Sought on Federal Transportation Project Barriers

Nationwide Public Safety Communications Network

Census Data Now Available

Coastal Zone Management Funding Available

21st Century Communities

Three Communities Share Their Experiences With Complete Streets – Last week, at the League's Capital Conference, representatives of the cities of Ferndale, Midland, and Mount Pleasant shared experiences from the front lines of efforts to complete their communities' streets. The three cities are in different stages of implementation, showing the diversity of approaches available to Michigan communities under Michigan's Complete Streets legislation. MORE>

Michigan Port Collaborative Spring 2011 Summit

Livingston County to Unveil “Advantage Livingston”

Testing Needed on New Online Assessment

Wayne County Embraces E-Government

Michigan Main Street Program Reports Progress Across the State in 2009-2010

Engage Your Legislators This Summer Through the Legislators Building Communities Initiative

Michigan Green Communities Project Database Now Available

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



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