Category Archives: SaveMICity

May 29, 2018

State Budget Enters the Home Stretch

Late last week, the Governor and leaders in the House and Senate came to an agreement on spending targets for the upcoming budget year.  Now that these department-level spending targets have been set, conference committees have begun scheduling meetings to finalize…
May 10, 2018

League Testifies on PPT Reimbursement Proposal

As the House and Senate continue to make progress on the 2018-19 state budget, they have also begun work on the related pieces of legislation necessary to implement some of the spending plans proposed by the Governor. One of those proposals deals…
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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