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It's Time to Give Michigan Local Governments More Tax Options

If Michgan is making a comeback, why isn't it reflected in robust local government revenues? Because Michigan's over-reliance on the property tax and the growth limitations we have placed in our state constitution means that tax revenues for most cities and townships only grow at the rate of inflation, even when these good things are happening. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan's new study examines how local governments' revenue systems in other states benefit from the economy. It turns out that they provide their local governments with far more diverse tax options. Read more.

Get to Know Colleagues and Vendors at Capital Conference

At Capital Conference, there's plenty of time for fun networking with peers and vendors. Head to the League's Liability and Property Pool Welcome Reception to mingle with colleagues, vendors, and League staff as you enjoy appetizers and beverages. And explore our annual Expo with more than 50 vendors! Get the details and register today.

New Podcast Tackles the Intricacies of Ethical Public Leadership

Ethics is more than following the law, it's a way of conducting yourself in all your affairs. Tune in to this week's Michigan Politics, Huh? podcast to hear Scott Paine of the Florida League of Cities talk about the ethical challenges that surprise even the best-intentioned local officials. More.

What Michigan Will Do With $175 Million More in Road Funding

The Michigan Legislature is poised to pass an additional $175 million in road funding for the upcoming construction season. Under the plan, $38.1 million would be distributed to cities and villages, the remainder to counties as well as state trunkline projects. Read more.

New Fact Sheet: PA 51 - MI Transportation Fund

PA 51 defines the formula the state uses to distribute money for road maintenance to cities and villages for major and minor streets. Learn more about Act 51 in our new Fact Sheet by Prein&Newhof. Read more.

Order Cool League Shirts to Support Scholarships for Local Officials

In our recent poll to select a design for League shirts, the results were a virtual tie! So we've decided to offer both designs for sale. Your purchase of one - or both - designs will help provide scholarships to local officials through the MML Foundation. Order now.

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