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August 7, 2012
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Aug 8-10, 2012
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Oct 3-5, 2012
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The Buzz

What’s Next for Transportation in Atlanta
The New Republic

What's New

Lake Charlevoix Among Best in Nation

Filmmaker Michael Moore Talks about Placemaking at MLGMA Summer Workshop

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

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Economics of Place Blog

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RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


Amendment to PA 54 Would Undo Last Year's Reforms

A new bill introduced last month would amend PA 54 of 2012, the law prohibiting retroactive wage increases, to exempt police officers and firefighters. HB 5780 seeks to undo one of last year's important reforms by exempting those employees who are subject to PA 312. Our members have hailed PA 54 as a success because it has allowed for the settlement of contracts more quickly and has resulted in cost savings and fewer PA 312 arbitrations. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Emergency Manager Law Repeal Ordered to be on November Ballot - There will be at least one measure on the November ballot, with six more waiting in the wings. The Michigan Supreme Court, on a split 4-3 decision, has ordered the State Board of Canvassers to place on the ballot the referendum calling for the repeal of Public Act 4. MORE>

Seminar Available on Federal Cell Tower Pre-Emption

Office of Regulatory Reinvention Roadshow Coming to a City Near You

MDOT seeks your input on its 2035 MI Transportation Plan

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

Defend Michigan Democracy Coalition Formed

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>

USDOT Makes Available $17 Billion in Loans for Infrastructure

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

USDOT Announces Funding for Michigan Transit Projects

"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

Municipal Budgets and Placemaking: Peanut Butter and Jelly, or Oil and Water?

The Forecast is Cloud-y for Communities

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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