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House Committee Reports Bill Eliminating State Income Tax

A plan to eliminate the state's income tax was voted out of a House committee on Wednesday - House Bill 4001. The first full fiscal year impact of this plan would reduce the state's General Fund by over $1.1 billion, or roughly 10%. The League is actively opposed to this proposal as it could jeopardize the essential services that Michigan citizens rely on, such as police and fire protection, schools, and roads. We need your help to oppose this bill! Please contact your State Representative today and let them know of your concerns about how such a drastic reduction in state revenues will impact the residents and services in your community. Read more.

Brighton City Council Grills State Lawmakers on Revenue Sharing

Two state lawmakers, who attended the Brighton City Council meeting Feb. 16, were told that the city needs more revenue sharing funds from the state or it could face bankruptcy if there is another recession. Despite the fact that the state has recovered nicely from the recession, the city has had to pinch pennies to remain solvent. Read more.

Romulus to Host Free Community Financial Health Forum

On Feb. 23, the League's saveMIcity initiative and its message about the state's broken system for funding municipalities will be in Romulus. The forum will feature the League's Tony Minghine and Frank Audia with Plante Moran. Learn about Romulus' struggles and get the event details.

Tune in to Changes in Washington at Capital Conference

Major changes are taking shape in Washington. At Capital Conference, a panel of Michigan local government officials who are involved with national organizations will share their thoughts and concerns about what is happening at the federal level. Get the details and register today!

New MSHDA Grant to Fund Neighborhood Placemaking

The Michigan State Housing Authority has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for a new "Neighborhood Enhancement Program" that provides communities an opportunity to fund placemaking projects in priority neighborhoods. Proposals are due March 15. Read more.

League Statement on Governor Snyder's Budget Proposal

Governor Snyder's proposed budget does little to alleviate the financial stresses facing Michigan's local governments. The state provides for no increase in statutory revenue sharing, allowing that important revenue source to be further eroded by inflation. Read more.

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