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Transportation Solution Relies on Passage of Ballot Proposal

After a marathon final day of lame duck, the House and the Senate were able to successfully put together the framework for a comprehensive long-term solution for investing in Michigan’s infrastructure. Although we would have liked the legislature to solve this problem independently, they approved a ballot proposal that will be put before the voters in May 2015.  This ballot proposal, along with other statutory changes, represents real investment in core areas that are critical to Michigan's long-term success. Read the lame duck recaps on Inside 208, the League’s legislative blog.

Radio Show Focuses on Measuring Your Town's Strength

On the next Prosperity Agenda radio show, we discuss a recent Strong Towns Strength Test, a great measurement tool to see how your community is doing. League CEO Dan Gilmartin is joined by co-host John Gallagher, veteran Detroit Free Press reporter, and several other guests. Prosperity Agenda airs at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here.

We Wish Everyone a Very Happy Holiday Season!

League offices will close for the holidays at 3 pm Dec. 23 and reopen at 8 am Jan. 2, 2015. Our staff will be home enjoying the holidays with friends and family and we hope you will be doing the same. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Until then, watch for some fun League flashback photos on Facebook and Twitter.

Big Sale on New League Book Just in Time for the Holidays!

Take advantage of our big sale on the League's new book, "Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities." From now through Dec. 22, the book is available for 50% off. Share the great Michigan placemaking stories with friends and colleagues. Order here.

The League Spreads the Word About Crowdfunding on Radio Program

Summer Minnick, the League's director of policy initiatives and federal affairs, appeared on the Michael Patrick Shiels radio show on Dec. 17. She shared some crowdfunding basics and how it can be an innovative financial tool for projects in local communities. Listen here.

Crowdfunding: Invest in Tiger Stadium Development for $100

Larson Realty Group has partnered with Fundrise, a real estate crowdfunding platform, to give Detroiters and Tigers fans a chance to invest in the redevelopment of the stadium site for as little as $100. Plans call for retail, residential, and a restored playing field. Read more.

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