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Dan Gilmartin Discusses SaveMICity, MML Work in New Magazine Article

League CEO Dan Gilmartin talks about the SaveMICity initiative and other Michigan Municipal League work in serving communities throughout the state in the most recent edition of The "Ville magazine. Gilmartin is the focus of a two-page article in the magazine that focuses on the Northville area - his hometown. The article also includes information about former long-time Northville Mayor Chris Johnson being selected as the League's new general counsel. Johnson was hired by the League last summer to replace long-time general counsel William Mathewson, who retired. Read more.

Politicians Must See Importance of Michigan's Major Cities

The mayors of three of Michigan's urban centers - Grand Rapids, Dearborn, and Kalamazoo - jointly authored an op-ed in today's Detroit News. Mayors Rosalynn Bliss, Jack O'Reilly, and Bobby Hopewell say it's vital for candidates for governor and the Legislature to realize the importance of our major cities and their value in attracting the talent, jobs, and prosperity that benefit our entire state. More.

Podcast Shares European Secrets for Unlocking Public Wealth

Bruce Katz has long wondered why American cities can't fund services like infrastructure and early childhood education. On this episide of the Economics of Place podcast - and in his new book - Katz shares lessons from European countries about unlocking public wealth.Tune in now.

House Energy Committee Passes Small Cell Legislation

The League wants to make sure that deployment of small cell technology is done in a fair and balanced way. Since the introduction of SB 637, the League's advocacy team has been negotiating with the industry and the sponsor to protect municipal interests. Read more

Consumers Energy Seeks Personal Property Tax Cut, Faces Opposition

Consumers Energy proposes to curtail the $200 million in personal property taxes it pays annually to municipalities and schools for gas and electric transmission lines. Curtailing taxable growth in the PPT will further deteriorate city services and infrastructure. Read more.

Podcast Shares Pros and Cons of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado was the first state to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. In this episode of Michigan Politics, Huh?, Denver City Attorney Charles Mitchell shares some of the benefits and challenges that have arisen. Tune in now. Also view Mitchell's 2018 Convention presentation.

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