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May 11, 2010

Online Public Notice Hearing Scheduled; Contact Your Legislators!

The House Judiciary Committee has posted for a hearing on the online public notice bills on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 am in room 521 of the House Office Building. It is critical to contact your legislators and ask for their support on this legislation. These bills will save our communities money and increase government transparency by allowing more people to view the notices. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Transportation Funding Rally a Success! – A crowd ranging in estimates from 200 to 400 strong, from all sides of the transportation spectrum, descended on the Capitol Building last week to deliver the message to legislators that enough is enough; real transportation funding investments are needed, and they are needed now. MORE>

Governor Signs Law to Attract Residents to Communities in Historic Properties

Per Glass Local Liquor Tax Considered

Fireworks Legislation Moves to House Floor

Con-Con Debate Available for Viewing



Federal Update

Michigan Top Five in National Census Participation Rates! – The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that Michigan is one of a handful of states that has exceeded its mail-in participation rate from the 2000 census. Michigan's return rate of 77 percent, ranked in the top five states in the country! And Livonia ranked first in participation in the entire country for cities over 50,000 in population. MORE>

Non-Entitlement Communities Eligible for CDBG/Recovery Act Funds

TIGER II Transportation Grant Funding Announced

Stop Feds From Controlling Collective Bargaining

Federal Legislation Could Send Billions to Local Governments

Federal Job Training Grants Available

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

League Region 1 Education Seminar Focuses on Multiculturalism – With more than 40 percent of its population born outside the United States, the City of Hamtramck, Michigan, has a very diverse community. With this diversity brings some challenges, but also tremendous opportunity and a positive outlook for the future. This was the message of Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski during a Michigan Municipal League education seminar Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in Eastpointe, Michigan. Check out the League’s flickr account for photos! MORE>

May Is Historic Preservation Month! Get Your Cameras Ready Michigan!

Port Collaborative 2010 Spring Summit: Registration Deadline Extended!

Eds and Meds as 21st Century Economic Drivers

Oakland County to Add Urban Parks

How Do We Talk About the Multicultural Experience?

National Historic Trust Offers Grants

Fast Cities 2010

League, MSU and Others Team Up on Training Sessions

Art and Cultural Grants Available to Communities

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects

 

Save the Date

MML Regional Seminars
May/June 2010

Revolutionary Marketing: Using Social Media to Save Money & Increase Results
June 10, Lansing

Social Media is Here – Is Your Community Ready?
June 10, Lansing

Energy - New Gas Technology
June 17, FREE Webinar

EOA Core Weekender
June 18-19, Traverse City

EOA Advanced Weekender
June 18-19, Traverse City

MAM Summer Workshop
Aug 4-6, St. Ignace

The Buzz

Michigan Residents’ Tax Burden Declines Over Decade
The Associated Press
5/9/2010

What's New

City of Monroe Wins Regional Community Excellence Award

Attend Your Regional Education Seminar; Submit CEA Nomination

March/April 2010 Michigan Municipal Review

League’s New PA 312 Webpage

New Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

21c3 Website

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps

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