Category Archives: SaveMICity

December 3, 2018

Pension/OPEB Bonding Expansion Possible

Rogers City Mayor Scott McLennan and City Manager Joe Hefele traveled to Lansing last week to testify with their State Senator - Sen. Jim Stamas, the bill sponsor. The Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee reported Senate Bill 1129 last week with…
October 19, 2018

Pre-Election Legislative Wrap Up & Lame Duck Predictions

Earlier this month the Legislature wrapped up its pre-election session schedule, meeting for nine days between Labor Day and the first week of October.  Both chambers recessed on October 4th until their scheduled return on November 7th, following the General…
October 9, 2018

Legislature Continues Debate Over PPT Reimbursements

As communities prepare for the next round of personal property tax reimbursements later this month, the Legislature is continuing the discussion over how any dollars remaining after all losses are reimbursed at 100% are to be distributed to local governments. …
September 7, 2018

Treasury Announces Local Government Summit

Treasury's Community Engagement & Finance Division published the following announcement earlier today for their upcoming Local Government Summit on October 10th at Livonia's Laurel Manor conference facility.  League staff will be participating on the Legislative Panel scheduled that afternoon. The…
June 5, 2018

Senate Committee Reports Utility Personal Property Exemption

The League, Treasury, and other local government organizations testified today in opposition to Senate Bill 1031.  As introduced, this bill would exempt all new electric, gas and water transmission and distribution system equipment from being subject to local taxation.  As…
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