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August 24, 2010
   
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112th Annual Convention
September 21-24, 2010
Dearborn

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
September 21, 2010
Dearborn

The League & DTE: Energy Efficiency Options
September 21, 2010
Dearborn

Everything Meetings –Parliamentary Procedure & OMA
September 21, 2010
Dearborn

NLC Institute - Building Community in Today's Economy
September 21, 2010
Dearborn

Social Media Is Here – Is Your Community Ready?
October 7, 2010
Alpena

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Libraries Advance Against All Odds
Citiwire
8/20/10

What's New


Cities, Townships Brace for Revenue Sharing Cuts

New Judge Tries to Resolve Transit Center Case

July/August 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

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Resources

 

Governor's Budget Solution Spares Revenue Sharing

Last week, the Governor rolled out a proposal to solve the current year and FY 2011 budgets and revenue sharing was NOT part of the proposal. Her proposal did include a tax amnesty program, cuts to some department budgets and transferring funding from the School Aid budget to community colleges, among other things. However, revenue sharing for the time being has been spared. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Transit in Planning/Zoning Bills Pass Senate Committee – Last week, the Senate Local, State, and Urban Affairs committee passed two bills that deal with transit and land use. The bills, HB 5211 and 5212 sponsored by Rep. Donigan (D-Royal Oak), add provisions to the zoning and planning acts which specify that transit be included in the normal reviews of master plans and zoning plans. MORE>

Senate Finance Committee Passed Bill on PRE Filing

Senate Takes Action on Brownfield Reform Bills

League Testifies in Support of Sewer Bond Bills



Federal Update

Michigan Awarded Broadband Funding – Michigan has received funding from the federal government as part of investments in 94 broadband projects in 37 states funded through the Recovery Act. The total investment of $1.8 billion, is part of a nearly $7 billion Recovery Act initiative. MORE>

Michigan Applies for High-Speed Rail Funds

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online

House Passes 2011 Funding for Transportation and Housing

Senate Committee Approves Livable Communities Act

FCC Denies Municipal Petition on “Shot-Clock” Ruling for Cell-Tower Siting

EPA Seeking Input on Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Peak Flows

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage



21st Century Communities

Shared Public Service Live Webinar Coming Up – A live webinar will be held on Tuesday August 31 from 10 am to noon to discuss the Shared Public Services Initiative (SPSI). This initiative is a collaborative effort between the State of Michigan, the League, Townships Association, Association of Counties, the regions and intermediate school districts through which local governments and school districts can access resources to develop and implement shared public services. MORE>

Local Energy Solution Workshop

Get Your “Transit Score”

Saline, Chelsea, and Dexter “Hold Firm,” Despite Still Shaky Economy

Future Cities – Greentown Conference Coming to Grand Rapids

MEDC Announces a New Rural Arts Grant Program

New Funding Programs for Farmers Markets

Michigan Saves Program Ready for Roll-Out

Business Owner Says It’s About Place

eCities 2010 Study Now Open

Community Development Training Announced

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects

   

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