Legislative Link
September 11, 2012
Save the Date

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

Urbanism the Next Major Real Estate Cycle?
Atlantic Cities

What's New

ArtPlace Grants Support Creative Placemaking in Communities

Detroit on Fast Company List of Innovation Hotbeds

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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Supreme Court Rules Proposals on November Ballot

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered 3 of the 4 outstanding ballot proposals on the November election. This includes the 2/3 legislative vote for tax changes, collective bargaining rights and a public vote for new international bridges. The only remaining proposal the court rejected was the one that would have added eight new casinos. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Transportation for Michigan Calls for More Transportation Choices - In the month of August, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) held public meetings seeking comment on their 2035 MI Transportation Plan. As part of the process to help develop the 2035 MI Transportation Plan, the Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M) coalition is calling on MDOT to improve their long term transportation plan. Trans4M continues to call for more choice when it comes to transportation options here in Michigan. MORE>

Fall Transportation Asset Management Conference Set for October 24

Regional Transit Authority Webinar Scheduled for September 10

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

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

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

Congress returns to Work on Stop-Gap Budget Next Week - Next week, on September 10, Congress returns for a short 8 day session. During this time they are expected to focus on enacting a bipartisan spending agreement, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), in order to avoid a government shutdown as the federal budget begins October 1st-leaving other significant legislative issues for the post-election lame-duck session. After the brief session, Congress will recess until after the November elections. MORE>

Upcoming NLC Webinars Discuss Affordable Care Act and Facebook

Tell Your Story: The FCC wants to Hear About PEG in Your Community

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon

21st Century Communities

Updated Green Communities Challenge Now Open - Michigan local governments have a new tool to earn recognition for and measure their progress in implementing energy, economic development and environmental improvements. The updated Michigan Green Communities Challenge uses a rating system to recognize sustainability accomplishments and serves as a guide for communities looking to learn from their peers. Participation is free and open to all local governments in Michigan. MORE>

Consumers Energy Launches Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Program

Guide to "Adapting to Urban Heat" Available for Local Officials

On Allocating Scarce Resources, Running Government Like A Business and Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

Innovate Michigan! Summit to be held September 6

The Big Disconnect

Can You Afford to Cut Training From Your Budget?

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched

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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