Yesterday afternoon the Senate General Government Appropriations Subcommittee heard testimony on the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP). The League testified about the need for additional funding and the problems with the program in general.
The chair, Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy), indicated that he would not be including EVIP in the Senate’s General Government budget recommendations. He did, however, express an interest in getting additional money to struggling communities.
We expect to see the budget recommendation language in the next couple of weeks.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at email@example.com