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Convention Tavern Tour Supports League Foundation

How can you have fun and support the work of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation all at the same time? Come to Convention, experience downtown Marquette by way of a Tavern Tour fundraiser, and get a chance to win prizes at each stop. The Foundation has been developing leadership in local government since 1991. Through leadership training programs, research and public awareness, the Foundation's vision is to make sure every elected official receives clear, accurate, up-to-date information. Get the details and register by Sept. 19 for early bird rate.

Tell Senators: Support Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act

The Michigan Municipal League encourages you to contact U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow TODAY to urge their support of the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. At stake is more than half a billion dollars that could have a significant impact on Michigan communities. This revenue could have a profound impact on state revenue sharing to local municipalities. Read more.

League Radio Show Offers Sneak- Peek at 2014 Convention

Get a Convention preview on our Prosperity Agenda radio show. League CEO Dan Gilmartin was joined by Jamie Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace America and Convention keynote speaker, and other guests to discuss the role of arts and culture in economic development. The show aired Aug. 27 on News/Talk 760 WJR. Listen here.

Grand Rapids Launches First Rapid Bus Transit in Michigan

Grand Rapids' Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit kicked off its new $40 million system. It offers an efficient transportation alternative that cuts a typical 45-minute commute down to 27 minutes and is expected to lead to a new wave of economic development. Read more.

Madison Heights Flood Campaign Sparks More Crowdfunding Ideas

Recent torrential rains wreaked havoc on Madison Heights, leaving $28.4 million in damages. To help elderly and disabled residents with flood-related costs, the city launched a crowdfunding campaign. How else could crowdfunding help or improve your community? Read more.

Renowned Urban Thinker Enrique Peñalosa on Transportation Equity

Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, made dramatic changes to his city by making pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit an important part of the whole transportation picture. He thinks Detroit is in a good position to make some of the same changes. Read more.

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