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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8. 2013
Hundreds of Mayors, City Managers, Local Leaders Gather to Hear U.S. Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, Governor and Others Talk Priorities for Michigan Communities
WHO: Polly Trottenberg, U. S. Under Secretary of Transportation Policy; Governor Rick Snyder; John Nixon, Director of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget; Senator Roger Kahn; Jacqueline Noonan, Mayor of Utica, Vice President of the Michigan Municipal League Board and President of the Michigan Association of Mayors; David Lossing, Mayor of Linden and President of the Michigan Municipal League Board; and Daniel Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League
WHAT: The Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-10, 2013
WHERE: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Welcome Session, 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the Main General Session Room
Keynote: Governor Rick Snyder will provide his administration’s viewpoint on key policy issues confronting the state and local communities.
Keynote: Polly Trottenberg, U. S. Under Secretary of Transportation Policy
The League recently announced three primary legislative priorities for the 97th Michigan Legislature and transportation is one. Mayors, local leaders and others will ask the Legislature to take action on transportation funding. Solid transportation policies can create thousands of jobs and generate billions in development. Michigan’s transportation system and infrastructure are in desperate need of reinvestment. It is critical lawmakers increase the state’s investment in transportation – transit and road and bridge repairs – while ensuring local road needs are satisfied.
Taking Back the Budget, 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 10
Keynote: John Nixon, Director of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
Other speakers: Director Nixon and a panel of economists, including Mitch Bean, former Director of the Michigan House Fiscal Agency; and Eric Lupher of the Citizens Research Council, will discuss trends in Michigan’s budgets and their effects on local municipalities.