February 28, 2024

Short-Term Rental (STR) Regulation Act Introduced

It has been almost seven years of playing defense on the short-term rental issue. The first bill was introduced in April 2017. It was a preemption amendment to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. Legislators were told by proponents it was…
February 9, 2024

Governor Whitmer Proposes Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

This week Governor Whitmer released her proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2025. As expected, the proposed budget is less than last year’s budget that was filled with significant one-time resources, and totals $80.7 billion. While the budget is down, core…
February 2, 2024

MDOT Local Safety Program Call for Projects

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the solicitation of applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2026 Local Safety Program encompassing the Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP), Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Systemic, and High-Risk Rural Road (HRRR) programs. The Call…
January 30, 2024

Please Review: 2023 Millage Rates

The Department of Treasury has compiled 2023 millage rates and uses them to audit homestead property tax credits, so it’s important the rates match the rates that were actually on the July and December 2023 tax bills. To ensure accuracy,…
January 24, 2024

The Missing Middle Mixtape – Pattern Book Homes II

Volume II of Pattern Book Homes Now Available Housing is an important priority for the Michigan Municipal League. Our State and Federal Affairs team follows a variety of programs from organizations like MSHDA and MEDC and housing legislation coming from…
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