PA 312 Reform Passes House
Late Thursday the House passed HB 4522, a bill amending PA 312. The bill passed by a vote of 107-1. This bill makes several changes to PA 312 including defining ability to pay and making it the top factor for an arbitrator to consider. It also speeds up timelines and moves up the last best offer. For more information, see the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact Samantha Harkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill to Prevent Locals from Regulating Natural Resources Mining Moving Fast
The Senate Natural Resources Committee last week considered HB 4746. This bill would overturn local control for any mining of natural resources. It would require locals to prove that there are no serious consequences in order to have any ordinance affect a mining operation. The bill as passed by the House simply codifies the Silva case, which the Michigan Supreme Court overturned in 2010. For more information, see the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact Andy Schor, email@example.com.
Public Employee Health Hard Cap Legislation Passes House
Two-Inch Rule Fix Passes House
Legislation to Mandate Bid Specs for Public Construction Contracts On Deck
Complete Streets Still a Priority with MDOT
Ninety-Day Foreclosure Negotiation Law Extension Passes Committee
MDOT Announces 2013 Federal Program Application Deadlines
AmeriCorps Volunteers Available for Housing Agencies
Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!
Amtrak Privatization Discussion Raises Concerns – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has taken testimony on legislation dubbed, "Competition for Intercity Passenger Rail in America." This draft legislation, sponsored by the Committee Chair, Congressman John Mica of Florida, has raised concerns among passenger rail advocates. See the League’s Inside 208 blog for more information. Contact Arnold Weinfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org. MORE>
Homeland Security Budget Slashed
Off-System Bridge Program in Jeopardy
Protecting Public Access TV Introduced
Development Solid Waste Grants Available
21st Century Communities
Sirolli Entrepreneur Training Available – Earlier this year, the Michigan Municipal League facilitated a three-day training session with Ernesto Sirolli for local officials to learn techniques in how to retain, attract, and coach entrepreneurs in their community. We are again partnering with Sirolli to offer a similar three-day session September 7-9 at the League Capital Office in Lansing. Read more at the League’s 21c3 blog. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld, email@example.com. MORE>
National Association of Realtors Determines Americans Like Mixed-Used, Walkable Neighborhoods
Complete Streets Communities Number Growing
"Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards" Invites the Public to Nominate Their Community Leaders
Transit Options for Boomers May Be Few