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Dec 12, 2012
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Jan 16-18, 2012
Ann Arbor

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Feb 14-15, 2012
Frankenmuth

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Feb 15-16, 2013
Frankenmuth

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Feb 15-16, 2013
Frankenmuth

League Capital Conference
April 9-10, 2013
Lansing

League Annual Convention
Sept 18-20, 2013
Detroit


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Resources

WJR: League's Gilmartin Explains Why We Should Vote No on Prop 5

Listen to WJR's Frank Beckmann Show on Proposal 5. Dan is the last guest to speak at the 6:25 mark on the audio. Read editorials and news articles on how Prop 5 would hurt public safety, hospitals and other essential services. Muskegon Chronicle says Proposal 5 is "Worst Thing on the Nov. 6 Ballot." Watch a bipartisan video of Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero speaking against Prop 5. Watch a Detroit News and Free Press video calling for a No vote on Prop 5. The Defend Michigan Democracy coalition website has resources for communities including a sample resolution opposing Prop 5. Join the Vote No effort.

State Affairs Update

Personal Property Tax A Priority in Lame Duck? - 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>

Nov 1 Deadline for Natural Gas Purchasing Program Applications

Members Urged to Take Action Against Proposal 5

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 Economic Center announces "Dream Restored Project" - The Michigan Economic Center at the Prima Civitas Foundation has announced a two year project to develop policies for a "public goods" investment strategy in Michigan. Dubbed the "Dream Restored Project" MEC Director John Austin, notes that the time is past for Michigan to figure out how to invest in critical assets such as great universities, good roads, clean water, public safety, and overall quality of life. The projects goal is to provide research-driven, policy ideas through citizen input to inform future debate on state and budget and legislative priorities and offer additional solutions. MORE>

With Liberty and Justice for All

Technology and Civic Engagement

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign kicking off Statewide Roundtables

NWMCOG Receives Award for Placemaking Guidebook

"Our Town" Art Grants Available

Redistribution of Wealth - The Socialists Are Coming!

MiCNU to Begin West Michigan Meet Up

Built Environment Showcase to be Held at MSU

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource

   

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