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April 5, 2011

It's Not too Late to Attend! League 2011 Capital Conference Tuesday - Wednesday in Lansing

Hundreds of attendees will be at the Lansing Center this week for the League's 2011 Capital Conference. Walk-ins are welcome! The governor's Director of Strategy Bill Rustem and key legislative leaders discuss the future of revenue sharing at Tuesday's general session. On Wednesday an impressive lineup of speakers includes top experts and decision makers discussing tax reform, federal road funding, economic development tools, the new emergency management law and more. MORE>

State Affairs Update

League and Members Testify on Revenue Sharing – Last week, the House held another hearing on revenue sharing and Governor Snyder’s proposal he unveiled during his special message a few weeks ago. League staff along with a few League members testified at the hearing on a variety of topics including the history of the funding, the impact of cuts, and questions we have surrounding the Governor’s proposal. The League specifically indicated that while we aren’t opposed to going down a path of setting criteria to obtain the funding, we remain concerned as to how this will be implemented. MORE>

Brownfield and Historic Credits: League Comments Requested on NBA Legislative Proposal

Forums to be Held on Governor’s Budget Proposal

State Historic Tax Credit Program Changes

Governor’s Reform Plan: League Resource Page Now Available

Federal Update

Time to Tell Your Story! – The time has come for local officials and residents to tell the stories of how federally funded community-based programs have worked to create jobs, spur economic development, private investment, and keep our streets safe. As has been mentioned numerous times over the last few weeks, major cuts are being proposed to a number of programs that have, over the years, added value to the quality of life in communities across Michigan and the United States. MORE>

Nationwide Public Safety Communications Network

Census Data Now Available

Federal Spending Agreement Remains Elusive

New Report On Bridges Shows Need for More Resources

Federal Transportation Funding Discussion Outlined

Coastal Zone Management Funding Available

21st Century Communities

Livingston County to Unveil “Advantage Livingston” – What started over a year ago as a discussion between the Howell, Brighton, and Hartland Chambers of Commerce and culminated with the involvement of 800 interested citizens from the private, public, non-profit, faith-based and education communities, has led to Livingston County preparing to unveil "Advantage Livingston." MORE>

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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