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April 25, 2012

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Grand Rapids

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May 9
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May 17
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June 20
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Oct 3-5, 2012
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Tim Skubick: So Much for the Governor's Call for Shared Sacrifice

Michigan Republicans Look to Take Another Half-Billion from Cities to Give to Businesses

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Senate Hearings on PPT Elimination Set for Today and Wednesday

The Senate Finance Committee has posted two additional hearings on the Administration's proposal to eliminate portions of the personal property tax. The hearings are set for today and Wednesday, April 24th and 25th at 12:30pm in the Boji Tower, 124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing. Video is now available on the League’s website of the Coalition press conference held last week as well. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Cancer Presumption Legislation in Senate Committee This Week - On Wednesday, April 25 the Senate Economic Development Committee will be taking up SB 94, a bill that creates a cancer presumption for firefighters. This legislation has passed the House the last two sessions, and it would increase municipal costs an estimated 10 to 25 percent per community at a time when revenues are down and the legislature is also considering a repeal of personal property tax. MORE>

Local Officials Call for Guaranteed Replacement of Personal Property Tax Cuts

Personal Property Tax Elimination Bills Introduced in Michigan Senate

Personal Property Tax Elimination Hearings Begin in Senate

State Cell Tower Collocation Bill Passes Senate

Open Meetings Act Bill Passes House Committee

Bill Requiring Locals Report Past Due Taxes on Tax Bills Successfully Amended

Appropriation committees preserve fire protection grants

Community Foreclosure Response Toolkit Announced

Michigan Mayors Talk With Lawmakers About Personal Property Tax, Other Issues

Transportation Asset Management Conference Scheduled for April 25

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

Transportation Extension May Break Logjam - With a 90 day extension of the current transportation authorization law already in place, the House has passed a bill that would add a additional 90 days and sets the stage for a conference committee with the Senate on their own recently passed two year bill. The House extension however also contains a poison pill to the Obama administration, mandating construction of the controversial Keystone pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. MORE>

Federal Cell Tower Collocation Issues Subject of FCC Webcast

Federal Budget and Deficit Reduction - Pass a Resolution

21st Century Communities

Michigan Municipal League Works to Launch Natural Gas Purchasing Program This Summer - The Michigan Municipal League has received numerous inquiries about the status of the League’s proposed natural gas purchasing program. We are pleased to report that we are continuing to make progress, and are targeting a summer 2012 launch of the program. At the present time we are assembling our consulting team, and will be seeking proposals from gas suppliers in the near future. MORE>

Michigan Land and Prosperity Summit Focuses on Place

USDA Announces Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants

Sustainable Cities Institute Joins National League of Cities

Transportation and the New Generation

League Projects Recognized As Key Drivers of Entrepreneurial Growth

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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