Legislative Link
August 21, 2012
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EVIP Webinar: What's New for 2012-2013
August 28, 2012

2012 Annual Convention
Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Learning to Lobby: Local Officials' Role in Lansing
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Working with the Media
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Public Office: How to Get it Right Before You Get it Wrong
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Where's the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding for Municipal Projects

Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Buzz

Voters Approve 90 Percent of Millage Requests for Public Services
August 16, 2012

What's New

Transportation for Michigan Coalition Shows Support for Rail

How did millages fare in your hometown?

July/August 2012 MMR Issue

Grants & Projects

FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

Economics of Place Blog

Economics of Place Book

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


"Defend Michigan Democracy" Press Conference Aug. 22 in Lansing

The Michigan Municipal League is participating in a press conference Wednesday, Aug. 22, in opposition to the “Supermajority Ballot Proposal” and we’re hoping to have as many League members and supporters attend as possible. The event by the Defend Michigan Democracy Coalition is 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lansing Fire Station #1, 120 E. Shiawassee Street at the corner of Grand and Shiawassee. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Blight Bills Pass Senate - Last week, the Michigan Senate passed the package of blight bills (SB 1096-1100) that would give communities additional tools to address blight.  The bills now go to the House for consideration. An amendment was added on the Senate floor to SB 1096 that we are still assessing. MORE>

Committee Votes Out Brownfield Bill Sub

Unemployment Act Changes that Impact League Unemployment Pool

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

Please Join the Michigan Municipal League and Defend Michigan Democracy

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

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

MAP-21 Resources Available - For those interested in information, reports, and analysis of the new transportation authorization act known as "MAP-21" (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century), you are encouraged to visit Transportation Issues Daily, "MAP-21 Learning Center". The site contains links to congressional summaries and reports as well as webpages and news reports from any number of different stakeholder groups. MORE>

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?

Trending Topic

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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