Category Archives: Government Reform

May 8, 2018

Treasury Seeking Your Feedback on Assessing Reform Proposal

Late last week, the State Treasurer met with Michigan Municipal League, other local government organizations, and local tax officials to discuss a proposed reform initiative centered around the property tax assessing process. Following years of tax law changes, the creation…
March 28, 2018

Spring Break Prompts Action on State Budget, Other Bills

Last week was a busy week in Lansing as the Legislature began reporting budget bills from their respective Appropriations subcommittees and held hearings on a host of different pieces of legislation in preparation for their spring recess. Following last Thursday's action,…
January 18, 2018

Legislative Highlights To Kick Off The New Year

OPEB - Since the passage of the OPEB package, Treasury has been working with our staff to develop the reporting requirements necessary to begin implementing the new law. That reporting guidance was recently published, with an initial deadline for municipalities to…
January 5, 2018

New Pension/OPEB Reporting Requirement Released

Following the year-end passage of pension/OPEB legislation that implements the recommendations of Governor Snyder's Responsible Retirement Reform task force report, Treasury released late today the reporting requirement documentation which ended up as the main component of Public Act 202 of…
December 22, 2017

Year-End Legislative Wrap-Up

While last week's House and Senate adjournment merely marks the mid-point of this two-year legislative session, that did not mean that the Legislature coasted into their holiday break. Highlighted by the intense activity surrounding OPEB reform, both legislative chambers pursued…
December 6, 2017

State House Considering Revenue Sharing Package

The League's Chris Hackbarth testifies about the proposed revenue sharing bills Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in the House committee along with officials from the Michigan Association of Counties and Michigan Townships Association. Following the introduction last week of the 16-bill…
December 5, 2017

League Testifies on OPEB Bills, Continues to Work on Revisions

The League's Chris Hackbarth, right, testifies about the proposed OPEB legislation with officials from the Michigan Association of Counties and Michigan Townships Association. UPDATED (4:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 2017): The League’s Chris Hackbarth and Anthony Minghine testified this morning and this…
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