Category Archives: Legislative Link Articles

March 1, 2021

Federal Stimulus Passes House-Senate Action Next

The U.S, House voted on H.R. 1319 over the weekend, sending the proposed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act stimulus proposal to the U.S. Senate, where consideration is expected to begin this week.  Both chambers face a looming March 14th…
January 21, 2021

New House Committees Announced for 101st Legislature

Following the official start of the new 101st legislative session last week, House Speaker Jason Wentworth announced the membership of the House policy and Appropriation subcommittees earlier today.  Committee make-up in the Senate will remain the same for this session,…
January 11, 2021

That’s A Wrap – 100th Legislative Session Finalized

With the expiration of 14-days on the Governor's desk this past week, the last bills presented from December's lame duck legislative action brought the 100th Legislative Session to an official close. All told, nearly 300 new bills were introduced between…
December 20, 2020

Lame Duck Round Up – Week 3…

With the Michigan Senate's final action late Friday night, only Monday's House session remains before the 100th Legislative Session comes to an end. The Senate remained in session throughout the day Friday, concurring in bills that the House had sent…
December 17, 2020

Treasury Announces PPT Reimbursement Error Correction Process

Earlier this afternoon the Michigan Department of Treasury released the following information for communities seeking to correct any valuation errors related to their Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property reimbursement calculations. League members are encouraged to review their calculations and submit error…
December 11, 2020

Lame Duck Round Up – Week 2

We entered this second week of lame duck expecting action on bills along multiple fronts as the legislature positioned themselves to wrap up activity for the year next week. Instead, this second week ended up feeling a little more like…
December 3, 2020

Lame Duck Round Up – Week 1

This week kicked off the first full week of lame duck legislative activity since the November election.  The League's advocacy team is engaged on multiple fronts to promote a number of pieces of legislation we have been supporting and defending…
December 3, 2020

Headlee/Proposal A Reform Bill Introduced

As a part of the League's long-term commitment to municipal finance reform and following the League's recent press conference promoting critical policy changes needed during the current lame duck legislative session, State Representative Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) introduced House Bill…
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