Gov. Snyder Explains Proposal 1 Benefits on Prosperity Agenda
On this week's radio show, special guest Governor Rick Snyder joined League CEO Dan Gilmartin to discuss his strong support of Proposal 1. He has made road funding a priority for the last two years, and lawmakers finally came up with a plan. He shares Proposal 1's history and what it means for Michigan citizens and communities. Other guests included Rick Haglund, freelance business writer, and Brad Williams, Detroit Regional Chamber. Prosperity Agenda aired March 25 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here, or subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast.
Proposal 1 Covered from Numerous Angles at League Capital Conference
Michigan local officials gathered in Lansing this week for networking opportunities, an Expo Hall filled with more than 80 vendors, and sessions on everything from Proposal 1 to clean energy. We hope that all of our members in attendance now feel very well informed on Proposal 1 and how to communicate its benefits to their communities. Download presentations, read blog and view photos.
League Honors Two Officials for Outstanding Service
At Capital Conference, the League honored Bob Clegg, Port Huron city engineer, and Mike Fisher, Livonia assistant city attorney, with the 2015 Outstanding Service Award. The award recognizes those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in supporting the League's legislative efforts in Lansing on behalf of Michigan communities. More.
Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Fenton Approve Proposal 1 Resolutions
More than a dozen Michigan communities have now approved resolutions in support of Proposal 1. Many communities will be hosting news conferences in support, and about 100 mayors, council members and municipal managers had a conference call with Gov. Snyder. More.
League to Host Proposal 1 Safe Roads Symposium March 31
Please join the League for a Safe Roads Symposium on March 31 in Sterling Heights. A panel of experts will break down the details and impacts of Proposal 1, the safe roads ballot initiative up for a vote May 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Read more.
Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
A sample FOIA Summary, Procedures and Guidelines, and Fee Itemization Form are now available on the League's FOIA 2014 Changes One Pager Plus Fact Sheet. We also have a webinar available for purchase, and we held a breakout session at Capital Conference, Read more.
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