Federal Senate Transportation Bill - Local Amendments Added!
Thanks to your efforts and those of advocates across the country, the transportation authorization funding bill on the floor of the U.S. Senate, S. 1813, now contains several key amendments. This includes the Cardin-Cochran amendment that increases local control over bicycle and pedestrian funding, the Franken-Blunt amendment that supports bridge repair, and the Landrieu-Murray amendment that protects funding for metropolitan areas. Also, small MPOs in regions with fewer than 200,000 people are no longer subject to approval by the governor to continue their work, as MAP-21 had originally proposed. MORE>
Lt Gov. Brian Calley to Talk Personal Property Tax at Capital Conference - Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has taken the lead on the effort to reform the Michigan's personal property tax (PPT) and soon he'll be stating his case to municipal leaders whose communities could lose a lot if the PPT is cut without a guaranteed replacement. Calley is the kick-off, keynote speaker for the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Capital Conference taking place March 20-21 in Lansing. Calley is scheduled to speak 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. MORE>
Annexation Change Bill to be Heard in House Committee Thursday
Two-Inch Rule Heads to Governor
PA 152 Frequently Asked Questions Document Released
Transportation Asset Management Conference Scheduled for April
Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community
House Transportation Legislation Getting a Remake - Facing stiff opposition from all fronts, House leadership in Congress is changing their proposed transportation authorization bill. Although it is uncertain when the bill will be brought before the full House, it has gone from a 5 year proposal to a 18-month proposal. Recall that the Senate is working on a two year bill. MORE>
Eminent Domain Restrictions Pass House – May Be Tied to Transportation Authorization
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
Community Revitalization Workshops Offered - The Community Assistance Team at the MEDC (CATeam) is hosting a series of workshop roundtables across the state in March to promote community revitalization through grants and loans. Projects located in a downtown and that include brownfield or historic properties are eligible for consideration. MORE>
Michigan Main Street Program Seeking Communities
Community Excellence Award Entries Needed at Capital Conference!
I-69 and Grand Traverse Region Communities Form Trade Corridors -
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?