Category Archives: Public Policy

May 29, 2020

Major Changes Discussed for Summer Tax Bill Proposal

The House Local Government & Municipal Finance committee took testimony from business groups, the MML, and other local government organizations on a recently introduced proposal to provide relief for residents and businesses experiencing financial hardship from the current COVID-19 pandemic.…
December 13, 2019

Legislature Officially Hits Halfway Mark of Term

With the voting this week, the Legislature officially wrapped up their activity for the year and reached the halfway point of the 2019-2020 legislative term.  The House and Senate are now on recess until January 8th.  All bills introduced in…
October 18, 2019

First Portion of 2019 PPT Reimbursement Payments Distributed

Michigan's Local Community Stabilization Authority (LCSA) distributed over $170 million to more than 2100 local units of government and authorities today as reimbursement for eligible manufacturing personal property loss under the state's new Personal Property Tax reimbursement system. Today's reimbursement…
October 1, 2019

State Budget Battle Goes Into Overtime

As expected, following the Legislature's movement of budget bills that the Administration had not signed off on, Governor Whitmer responded aggressively to the legislative spending proposal by issuing 147 separate line items vetoes within the 16 departmental budget bills she signed. …
August 1, 2019

Treasury Announces Upcoming Local Government Summit

*Update 8/27/2019 - Michigan Department of Treasury released additional conference information and full agenda. Click here for more information.* Earlier today, officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury released the details and opened registration for their upcoming annual Local Government Summit.  This has…
July 19, 2019

Legislative Update – Mid-Summer Edition

The Legislature’s summer recess continues throughout the month of July, as leaders meet with their respective caucuses to determine what approach(es) they might take during negotiations with the Governor on road funding. While tentative session days are scheduled this month,…
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