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August 14, 2012

Changes to Brownfield Program Make Their Way into Bill Form

SB 1210, a bill to make changes to the current Brownfield program, will be taken up in the Senate Economic Development committee Wednesday morning at 10 am. The initial reason for this bill was to eliminate the sunset on the Brownfield program and this resulted in a series of workgroups to make changes to the program itself. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Workgroup to Examine Fireworks Law to be Created - Last week, Representatives Hugh Crawford (Novi) and Harold Haugh (Roseville) announced that they will be heading up a new four-person House workgroup to look at the state's fireworks law. The workgroup is expected to look at a few issues including reducing the types of fireworks available and limiting the dates that they can be fired off. MORE>

Bill to Change Rental Inspections Introduced

Replace Don't Erase Coalition Launches Campaign on Personal Property Tax Issue

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MML Members Score Victories in August Primary Elections

Seminar Available on Federal Cell Tower Pre-Emption

League to Have Free Webinar for Members on Natural Gas Purchasing Program

Registration Open for 2012 Convention, Mackinac Island Oct 3-5

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

Congressman Dingell, USDOT, HUD and Snyder Administration Officials to Speak in Dearborn - The MML, in collaboration with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, SEMCOG, Transportation for Michigan, and our national partner, Transportation for America is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, August 15th on regional transit issues and financing projects. The workshop will be held from 9 am -3 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. MORE>

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon

21st Century Communities

Innovate Michigan! Summit to be held September 6 - The University Center for Regional Economic Innovation at MSU will be holding a full-day event featuring presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, policies, practices, student technical assistance projects and Michigan inventions. The Summit will be held on September 6th at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. MORE>

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched

Bessemer Video Project to Promote Regional Placemaking Initiative

Is Your General Fund Going Down the Drain?

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Great Lakes Fishery Trust Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

National Park Service Offers Free Technical Assistance

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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