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October 23, 2012
   

Personal Property Tax A Priority in Lame Duck?

Last week Lansing's local political publication, MIRS, indicated the Speaker has personal property tax reform as a top issue to handle in the lame duck session being held the end of November/beginning of December for 2-3 weeks. The League, along with our partners in the Replace Don't Erase coalition, have continued concerns about an identified guaranteed replacement for PPT revenue. One source that has been identified is expiring battery tax credits. MORE>


State Affairs Update

Competitive Grant Assistance Applications Now Available - Applications for the competitive grant assistance program (formerly EVIP grants) are now available through the Department of Treasury's website. The application period is from October 1, 2012 through December 3, 2012. Local units who are consolidating units or collaborating on services to be more efficient or cost effective are eligible for the grants. MORE>

Michigan Main St Now Accepting Apps for Associate Main St Program

Members Urged to Take Action Against Proposal 5

RE-RUN League Board Votes to Oppose Proposal 6

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

NLC Hosting FREE Webinar on Sequestration on Oct 30 - Please join NLC President Ted Ellis, Director of Federal Relations Carolyn Coleman, and Program Director Mike Wallace for a free webinar discussing the sequestration process and how city leaders from across the country can join together to urge Congress to find a bipartisan and balanced solution to reducing the deficit. MORE>

US Department of Transportation Holds Listening Session on State MAP-21 Requirements

US Department of Transportation Seeking local Feedback on National Environmental Policy Act

Tell Your Story: The FCC wants to Hear About PEG in Your Community

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon



21st Century Communities

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign kicking off Statewide Roundtables - The Michigan Vacant Property Campaign, in partnership with the League, will be hosting a series of regional roundtables across the state, starting on Wednesday in Oak Park. The regional roundtables will provide an opportunity for community members, stakeholders and local leaders across sectors to learn about the MVPC and the technical assistance services the campaign offers to support and enhance local efforts to address issues posed by vacant properties. MORE>

Michigan Economic Center announces "Dream Restored Project"

NWMCOG Receives Award for Placemaking Guidebook

"Our Town" Art Grants Available

Redistribution of Wealth - The Socialists Are Coming!

Cooperation, Consolidation, Bigfoot, Roswell and Other Famous Myths

MiCNU to Begin West Michigan Meet Up

Oak Park to Host Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Roundtable

Built Environment Showcase to be Held at MSU

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource

   

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