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Capital Conference is in Full Swing in Lansing This Week

Capital Conference is the source for answers on all the state and federal issues that impact local communities. Attendees at this year's conference will hear a legislative update from the League's Lansing staff, get in insider's view from capitol pundits, and learn about the progress made in the League's SaveMICity initiative. They'll also hear presentations on council-manager relations, medical marihuana, retiree health insurance, smart technology, and much more! Stay tuned to the League's Conference blog, Facebook, and Twitter for all the action. Read more.

League Pleads Case to U.S. Senate on Behalf of Road-Weary Motorists

League CEO Dan Gilmartin talked to a U.S. Senate committee about the horrible state of Michigan roads. He joined Michigan Radio's Stateside program to discuss the pitch he made to the Senate for federal dollars, why the state's recent increases to the gas tax and registration fees aren't enough to fix Michigan's roads, and the greater consequences for Michigan if the problem is not addressed. Read more..

League to Launch New 16/50 Project at Capital Conference

At Capital Conference, the League will be launching the 16/50 Project: Driving the Force of Female Municipal Managers. The project was developed to highlight and bridge the gap between the percentage of women in the state of Michigan (50.8%) and the percentage of women that hold positions as municipal managers (16%). The press conference will take place at 10:10am, Tuesday, March 20, in the Expo Hall at the Lansing Center. Read more.

"Michigan Divided" Special Film Screening at Capital Conference

On Tuesday afternoon before Capital Conference's opening General Session, the League will present a special screening of "Michigan Divided," a documentary film that follows six families through a tumultuous year of politics to see if they can find common ground. Read more.

Dan Gilmartin Gave Washington, D.C. an Earful on Michigan's Lousy Roads

A congressional subcommittee got an earful March 13 about the poor state of Michigan's roads as League CEO Dan Gilmartin pleaded for help in fixing them. He said that many local governments are already at their limits on taxing authority and cannot raise millages. Read more.

Podcast Shares the Story of Milan's Downtown Redevelopment

This week's Review Deja vu podcast features a finalist for our 2017 Community Excellence Awards - Milan's Downtown Redevelopment & Revitalization. Guests Jade Smith and Jill Tewsley share how one redevelopment project is jumpstarting a rejuvenation of downtown. More.

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