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February 16, 2010
Governor Proposes Flat Revenue Sharing for FY 2011 Budget
Governor last week presented her 2011 budget. She proposed
no cuts to revenue sharing....or flat funding for each unit
based on 2010 levels. With a deficit of $1.7B dollars, she
is relying on over $700 million in federal funds to help balance
the budget. She is also recommending a sales tax on services
and lowering the total rate to 5.5 cents. MORE>
Senate Passes Watered Down Reform Bills – Last week the Senate reported SBs 1072, 1085 and 1085, reforms to PA 312 and the Urban Cooperation Act. Unfortunately these bills do NOT help local units contain costs nor do they remove barriers to consolidation. These bills do not represent real government reform, and their passage will only hinder real reform from happening in the future. MORE>
21st Century Communities
Michigan Municipal League Hosts Two Events on City Revitalization – “We need jobs” is the mantra of many when it comes to improving Michigan’s economy. So why should we care about cities? The answer is simple: Vibrant cities create jobs. That was one key message of two events hosted at the Lansing offices of the Michigan Municipal League Friday. MORE>
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Era of Federal Opportunity for Cities and Regions
Municipal League Official to Speak at Jackson Citizens
for Economic Growth Event
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