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Michigan Legislature Finalizes Action on OPEB Bills

Following the initial action on the stripped down OPEB proposal last Thursday morning, League staff and members reviewed that language with an eye towards identifying provisions that appeared to be in conflict with the task force report or could be viewed as problematic for municipalities. We identified a number of items and requested changes to accommodate those issues. On Dec. 12, before the House and Senate sessions began, we were provided an H-2 version of SB 686 that did include a few of our requested changes. Read a statement from League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin here. Read more.

NEW League E-Newsletter Shares News at Lamborghini Speed!

What do a Lamborghini and the League's new e-newsletter - Leading Edge - have in common? They both get you to your destination in record time! In the case of the Leading Edge, the destination is a quick source for the latest information on League news and events. The LINK and The LOOP are being combined into one, easy-to-read publication. Look for the first issue in your email box on Jan. 4.

Report Outlines Financial Challenges Ahead for Michigan Municipalities

The Citizens Research Council has issued a new report about the implications of state budget issues on local governments. This report is very much in line with the League's saveMIcity messaging about the state's broken system for funding municipalities. Read more.

Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marijuana Emergency Rules

A 2016 overhaul to the state's 2008 voter-approved Medical Marihuana Act allowed the licensing department to craft new rules as Michigan tries to transition to a fully legal medical marijuana business.Marijuana enterprises can begin applying for licenses on Dec. 15. Read more.

Important 2020 Census Information for Municipalities

Accurate data collection in the U.S. Census is vital for communities.The Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) is the only opportunity for local governments to review and update the Census Master Address File for the 2020 Census. Deadline to register is Dec. 15, 2017. More.

New Medical Marihuana Report Aims to Help Communities Choose

Should your community opt in on medical marijuana licensing? The League, in conjunction with our Legal Defense Fund, has issued a new, insightful report that aims to help communities make that decision. Check out the report here. View a press release about it here.

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