After a full court press by the League, working with the Michigan Downtown Association and Michigan Townships Association, all day and in to the night, Senate Bills 619-624 were taken up for a vote by the House and passed in the wee hours of this morning. The Senate then concurred the bills after going in to session at 10:00 a.m. today.
Thank you to all who contacted your Representative and encouraged your colleagues to do the same! The package of bills is now headed to the Governor. We will be asking him to look at the negative impacts this legislation has on local economic development before he decides to sign or not to sign them in to law.
Jennifer Rigterink is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues. She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0305.