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May 31, 2011

New Revenue Sharing Program Set for Michigan Communities capitol

Last week, the legislature passed an omnibus budget bill which finalized the criteria for the new statutory revenue sharing program called the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. The amount each community is able to qualify for is 67.8% of their 2009-10 statutory revenue sharing payment. No community who received less than $4,500 in total of statutory payments will be eligible to qualify. MORE>

State Affairs Update

$100 Million for Redevelopment and Revitalization In Our Communities! - The Legislature has finalized the budget.  The general government budget included the line item for the Business Attraction and Economic Gardening line, which is the line item containing the dollars for the Brownfield, Historic, and MEGA credits replacement, and it was funded with $100 million! MORE>

Questions on the New Revenue Sharing Program?

Public Transit Protected In Budget

House Considers Health Care Reforms

Budget Saves Fire Protection Grants

Bill to Assist in Recouping Parking Citation Dollars Passes Senate

MDOT Seeking Input on State Rail Plan

MAM Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!

Community Excellence Award: Call for Entries

Governor’s Reform Plan: League Resource Page Now Available

Federal Update

us capitolMichigan Transportation Team Visits DC - Last week League staff had the opportunity to join other members of the Michigan Transportation Team, and visit Washington DC  to meet with the Michigan Congressional delegation and discuss federal transportation and infrastructure funding and policy. Approximately 30 people, representing business, labor and local government, discussed a number of issues surrounding a new transportation funding bill, sewer and water project funding and other infrastructure issues with members and staff. MORE>

2012 Federal Budget Targeting Begins

Federal Complete Streets Legislation Introduced

Legislation Protecting Public Access TV Introduced

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

CDBG Estimates Released

Michigan’s Census Profile Released

21st Century Communities

ann arborAnn Arbor Named One of the Nation's Most Walk-Friendly Communities - Ann Arbor was recently named one of the nation's 11 most walk-friendly cities by the Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center.  According to the city's transportation program manager, 15.6% of Ann Arbor residents now walk to work.  The results from a 2005 survey show that this rate is over 6 times of just under the national average of 2.5%. MORE>

National League of Cities Reports Ways to Welcome Immigrants

Old Town Lansing Recipient of Great American Main Street Award

New Report Links Transit with Jobs

Re-Sizing Michigan Communities: Free Webinar Series

State Announces New Round of Energy Efficiency Grants

Helping Small Towns Succeed: A National Conference



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