Category Archives: SaveMICity

April 18, 2020

ACTION Needed As Federal Negotiations Continue Into Weekend

Earlier today our partners at the National League of Cities shared that negotiations between Congressional Republicans, Democrats, and Treasury Secretary Mnunchin on an interim stimulus proposal were coming to a head this weekend.  Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer continue to…
April 14, 2020

Treasury Department Seeking Input on Local Govt Cash-Flow Needs

Late yesterday, the Michigan Department of Treasury circulated the following email to local units of government requesting feedback on potential cash flow concerns local governments may be anticipating based upon current state and local economic conditions. The Michigan Finance Authority…
April 3, 2020

League & NLC Advocate for Flexibility with Stimulus Funds

Following the lead of our partners at the National League of Cities, MML staff have been reaching out to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and members of Michigan's congressional delegation requesting flexibility as Treasury develops guidance on "necessary expenditures" related to the…
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…
November 15, 2019

Fully Funded Fire Protection Grant Payments Scheduled

The Local Community Stabilization Authority voted today to approve more than $27 million for nearly 60 municipalities that host state universities, prisons, or other large state buildings to help reimburse for costs related to fire protection services for those state…
October 18, 2019

Treasury Releases Capped Value Inflation Rate for 2020

The Michigan Department of Treasury recently released the Headlee Millage Reduction Fraction inflation rate multiplier for 2020, capping property value growth to 1.9% for the coming year, a drop from the current 2.4% inflationary growth allowance.  This continues a trend…
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. …
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