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October 16, 2012

Members Urged to Take Action Against Proposal 5

As one of many groups opposed to Proposal 5, the League is urging members to take a stand and speak out locally to urge a no vote on Proposal 5 this November. Proposal 5 would require a two-thirds vote of the both the Michigan House and Senate, or a statewide public vote, in order to raise taxes. Since that's never happened and nearly every tax reform as included tax cuts as well as increases, this proposal would put veto power in the hands of 13 state senators out of a total of 148 legislators. This has far reaching implications on the local level. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Community Foreclosure Response Toolkit Available - The Michigan Foreclosure Task Force today launched a free, online Community Foreclosure Response Toolkit -- a unique, user-friendly, one-stop-shop resource to allow community stakeholders like your constituents to easily find the basic information, resources, strategies and best-practice models they need to respond effectively to the ongoing foreclosure crisis in their area. MORE>

MEDC Roadshow Coming to an Area Near You

RE-RUN League Board Votes to Oppose Proposal 6

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

MDOT Seeks Input on New Federal Transportation Funding Model, MAP-21 - Recently the League staff attended a meeting with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to discuss how they intend to implement the new federal transportation funding law, MAP-21, which Congress passed this summer. The new law makes several changes to the categories on federal funding and provides some additional flexibility in how those funds are passed through and spent. MORE>

US Department of Transportation Seeking local Feedback on National Environmental Policy Act

Tell Your Story: The FCC wants to Hear About PEG in Your Community

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon

21st Century Communities

Michigan Economic Center announces "Dream Restored Project" - The Michigan Economic Center at the Prima Civitas Foundation has announced a two year project to develop policies for a "public goods" investment strategy in Michigan. The projects goal is to provide research-driven, policy ideas through citizen input to inform future debate on state and budget and legislative priorities and offer additional solutions. MORE>

NWMCOG Receives Award for Placemaking Guidebook

"Our Town" Art Grants Available

Redistribution of Wealth - The Socialists Are Coming!

Cooperation, Consolidation, Bigfoot, Roswell and Other Famous Myths

MiCNU to Begin West Michigan Meet Up

Oak Park to Host Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Roundtable

Built Environment Showcase to be Held at MSU

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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