February 13, 2012

Local Agency Force Account Workshop

As of February 1st MDOT has suspended the use of the force account by local agencies on federally funded projects for 90 days. MDOT will be conducting a review process which will include the Michigan Muncipal League during the 90…
February 11, 2012

President Obama releases 2013 budget

President Obama has released his 2013 budget recommendations.  And while the House and Senate will have their own ideas, the President's budget is at the very least set a marker for administration priorities. As a example, the President's budget includes specific ideas on how…
February 10, 2012

Mortgage Settlement Money for Michigan – Q&A

The Obama administration announced a settlement with the nations’ largest banks - Bank of America, Chase, Citigroup, GMAC/Ally, and Wells Fargo. This settlement culminates a year of effort on the part of the 50-state Attorney’s General lawsuit against mortgage loan…
February 7, 2012

New Michigan Sign Regulation Guidebook Available

The Planning & Zoning Center at Michigan State University (PZC), in partnership with Scenic Michigan, have developed the new Michigan Sign Guidebook: Local Planning & Regulation of Signs. The Guidebook is available for purchase for $35 on the Scenic Michigan website,…
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