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Recreation Authorities & Other Funding for Parks & Rec
March 20, 2012
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Most Common OMA & FOIA Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
March 20, 2012
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Creative Consolidation: Success in Shared Services

March 20, 2012
Lansing

Saving Our Children—Community's Role in Suicide Prevention
March 20, 2012
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Capital Conference
March 20-21, 2012
Lansing


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Double-Down on Strengths, Urban Report Advises Michigan

Michigan Municipalities Question Gov. Rick Snyder's Revenue Sharing Proposal

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Jan/Feb 2011 MMR Issue

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FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

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Federal Senate Transportation Bill Floor Debate to Begin - Call Levin and Stabenow to Support Amendments!

This week, the House and Senate will return from their "in-district" work weeks. The League and other transportation advocates such as the National League of Cities and Transportation for America are seeking amendments to improve Senate Bill 1813 and ensure that we are in the best position possible as the process moves forward. Members are urged to call or email Senators Levin and Stabenow and urge them to support the amendments. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Michigan Municipal League Leads Off Testimony on Revenue Sharing/EVIP- Last week, League staff testified on behalf of communities throughout Michigan regarding the 2012-13 budget recommendations for the Economic Vitality and Incentive Program (EVIP, formerly statutory revenue sharing). The Department of Treasury also testified and outlined the EVIP program, both previous conditions and new conditions this year. They talked about the same three buckets of dollars to qualify for, which are the same as last year, but also outlined some new conditions that they are asking for this year. MORE>

Legislature Holds Hearings on Medical Marijuana

Two Inch Rule Passes Senate

PA 152 Frequently Asked Questions Document Released

Transportation Asset Management Conference Scheduled for April

MDOT Call for 2015 Projects for Local Bridge Program

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

House Transportation Bill Remains a Work in Progress - As the Senate seems ready to move forward with floor debate on its version of transportation authorization legislation, House leaders have stated their intent to revise what came out of committee. It is widely known that the House bill has been meeting stiff opposition on a number of issues and from a number of people, including House Republican members. MORE>

2013 Federal Budget - Transportation, a Closer Look

National Broadband Public Safety Network Included as Part of Payroll Tax Cut Deal

TIGER 2012 Grant Funding Available

Firefighter Hiring and Retention Grants Available Through FEMA


Deficit Reduction - Members Urged to Pass Resolution



21st Century Communities

I-69 and Grand Traverse Region Communities Form Trade Corridors - Thirty-three communities along the I-69 corridor in Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Shiawassee counties and several in the Grand Traverse area have signed inter-local agreements to form trade corridors and become hubs for commerce and freight and logistics in their regions. Both initiatives have received a Next Michigan Development Corporation/Aerotropolis designation from the Michigan Strategic Fund. MORE>

Support Walkable and Bikable Communities by Hosting a Training!

Regional Economic Innovation Center Established at MSU

Library Grants Available

An Exciting New Initiative for Michigan: Community Arts Certification Conference

Are You Ready for the Community Excellence Award's First Round?

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon

   

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