This of course means election year politics will play a heavy hand in what the presumptive Republican nominee, Governor Romney, and President Obama say over the next six months. It also means that local officials have a great opportunity to speak with their congressional representatives about the 2013 budget.
Members are urged to encourage Congress to take a balanced approach to the budget. Be sure to speak to your representative about the importance of various federal programs you have used to improve quality of living in your community. A sample resolution is also available for councils to adopt.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail