Legislative Link
June 7,, 2011

Bills Dealing with One-Time Tax Collection Up in Senate Finance Committee

taxesThis Wednesday, June 8, at 12:30 pm the Senate Finance Committee is taking up SBs 322 & 323, which deal with one- time tax collection. Under the proposed legislation, local communities would be able to move up their tax collections to July. However, only bills that would have totaled over $100 at the December levy would be eligible to be bumped up to July. MORE>

State Affairs Update

moneyMore Information on Revenue Sharing/EVIP Expected Soon - Last week League staff had a very productive meeting with officials from the Department of Treasury regarding the new criteria for statutory revenue sharing, now called the Economic Incentive Vitality Program (EVIP). We are hopeful that in the next week there will be sample templates for both the dashboard and citizens guides available for the "transparency" component.MORE>

League Offers FREE Emergency Manager Webinar, June 15

Bill to Fix Assessing Inequity Has Hearing in House on Wednesday

League Named in MIRS Lobbying Survey

New Revenue Sharing Program Set for Michigan Communities

MDOT Seeking Input on State Rail Plan

MAM Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!

Federal Update

us capitolSupport CDBG! – Congress is beginning discussions on the 2012 budget and with targets beginning $47 billion below the current year; many programs of importance to communities are in jeopardy of deep reductions or elimination.  The Community Development Block Grant is one of those. MORE>

Off System Bridge Program In Jeopardy

2012 Federal Budget Targeting Begins

Federal Complete Streets Legislation Introduced

Legislation Protecting Public Access TV Introduced

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

Michigan’s Census Profile Released

21st Century Communities

computer Building New Places Survey - The Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University has undertaken a project titled "Building New Places that Create Prosperity in Michigan." As one of the strategic partners on this project, the League is requesting a few minutes of your time to participate in an important survey. This survey seeks to gain information about how you, as an elected or appointed official in the state of Michigan, view the issues surrounding “placemaking” (i.e. the integration of several value-added characteristics in development including such things as mixed use, walkability, transit, and energy efficiency). MORE>

Ann Arbor Named One of the Nation's Most Walk-Friendly Communities

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


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