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Let's Save Michigan 'It's About Place' Contest Inspires Creative Placemaking Plans For Detroit

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FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

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Transportation Conference Committee Making Progress: Call-In to Your Congressman!

The transportation conference committee working on a new authorization continues to meet, with staff behind the scenes working on several issues in the hopes of reaching a compromise before the current extension expires on June 30th. The League and its national partners are asking members to "Call-In" on Wednesday, May 23rd to congressional offices.  Recall that Michigan Congressmen Dave Camp and Fred Upton are key members of the conference committee. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Second Round of Michigan EVIP Grant Applications Due June 15 - The Michigan Department of Treasury website has a posting dated May 15 which indicates $700,000 is still available in the second and final round of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP). More than $4 million (of the original $5 million) in EVIP funding was awarded for 28 projects throughout Michigan communities during Round 1 in January. MORE>

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Labor Union Activity Bill

Michigan Senate Holds Hearing on Yard Waste Ban Exemption

Corridor Improvement Authority Legislation Creating Regional Board Passes Senate Committee

National Brownfield Association Workshop Coming to Lansing

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

FY 2013 Federal Budget Update: House Passes Level Funding for COPS - In passing its version of 2013 spending for a number of departments and programs (H.R. 5326), the House has voted to maintain current 2012 spending levels for the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program. The bill also includes increased funding for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants and Second Chance grants. While a major victory since the bill when it came to the floor included significant cuts, the bill has a long way to go as no one expects spending bills for 2013 to be completed until after the election. MORE>

Traffic Sign and Other Regulations Eliminated or Curtailed

2013 Federal budget - House and Senate Talking Different Languages



21st Century Communities

Governing Magazine Leadership Forum to be Held June 7 - Governing Magazine, in partnership with the League and other private and public sector organizations, is hosting a forum in Lansing on June 7designed to focus on issues of importance to state and local government officials. The forum is similar to others being held by Governing in state capitols across the country. MORE>

Local Initiatives Giving Individuals Opportunity for Financial Stability

League CEO Dan Gilmartin to give keynote address at Partnership Conference May 31

Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy Set for June 7-8 in Lansing, Sign Up Today

USDA Announces Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource

   

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