March 16, 2012

Yard waste ban exemption passes House

Yesterday afternoon the House passed HBs 4265 and 4266, bills that lift the yard waste ban exemption in certain circumstances to allow for the capture of methane gas as a form of renewable energy. The League has been supportive of…
March 14, 2012

Revenue Sharing and EVIP Receive Senate Sub-Committee Hearing

The Senate Appropriations General Government Committee met to hear Governor Snyder’s proposal on revenue sharing, the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) and other issues. Andy Schor and Tony Minghine of the Michigan Municipal League testified regarding the proposals.  The testimony…
March 14, 2012

Governor signs two inch rule legislation

Yesterday afternoon the Governor signed HB 4589, a bill reinstating the long standing two inch rule for sidewalk liability. Under the new statute, PA 50 of 2012, there is a rebuttable presumption that a local unit of government properly maintained…
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