Judge Grants Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction on PA 269!
On Feb. 5, U.S. District Court Judge O'Meara issued a preliminary injunction to stop the enforcement of a "gag order" provision in PA 269 that unconstitutionally was keeping school district and local government officials from communicating with voters before the March 8 election. Judge O'Meara said that public officials deserve clarity on this issue so they can serve the public without fear of arbitrary sanction or prosecution. League President Jack O'Reilly said the injunction confirms that this law was overreaching and trying to solve a problem that didn't exist. To read the lawsuit, issue summary, sample resolutions, and more, visit our PA 269 resource page.
League Foundation Launches Fundraising Campaign, Offers Prizes
From now until Capital Conference, the League Foundation is seeking donations to help continue the work of educating local officials. The individual who donates the most will receive a free registration to the 2016 Convention on Mackinac Island. The community that donates the most will get League help with a placemaking project. Read more.