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June 26, 2012

Federal Transportation Deal Close?

Last week saw a flurry of activity in our nation's capital with leaders involved in forging a new transportation bill before June 30th when the current extension runs out. It seems that day by day those in the beltway loop go back and forth as to whether or not a deal will be worked out or another extension voted on before the end of this week. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Registration Now Open for 2012 Convention, Mackinac Island Oct 3-5 - We're hard at work planning an unforgettable three days at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for the League's 2012 Convention. Here's a sneak peek at what we've lined up so far, from dynamic speakers and post-Convention workshops to the Foundation evening boat cruise...not to mention an awards banquet gala and afterglow in true Grand Hotel style! Register today!

Michigan Legislature Has Left the Building

Registration Now Open for MAM Summer Workshop in Traverse City

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

Supreme Court Says No to Much of Arizona Immigration Law, Health Care Ruling Next - The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down much of Arizona's controversial immigration law, stating that a state "may not pursue policies that undermine federal law." The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification that says whether they are in the United States legally; cannot make it a crime for undocumented immigrations to apply for a job; and cannot arrest someone based solely on the suspicion that the person is in this country illegally. Still to be released is the court's decision on the administration's health care law. That decision is expected Thursday. MORE>

Muskegon and Detroit Receive TIGER Grant Funds

COPS grants received by 8 Michigan communities

Webinar - Supreme Court Cases and Their Impact on Local Government July 19

21st Century Communities

Michigan Municipal League Forms Partnership with Saginaw Valley State University - The Michigan Municipal League has formed a new partnership with Saginaw Valley State University that will expand the educational opportunities for League members. The partnership is between the League and the University's Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development's Michigan Certified Public Manager Program. The partnership is intended to provide League members with educational access to the national Certified Public Manager program. This is a nationally accredited program offered only through Saginaw Valley State. MORE>

Can I Borrow Some Please?

The Power of Video

Eaton Rapids Shows that “Place” Lives in Small Towns too

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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