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MML Supports $2.5 Billion in New Transportation Revenue

The Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees this week voted to support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's overall plan to boost transportation revenue by $2.5 billion, whether that be a 45 cent gasoline and diesel fuel tax increase or by other means. The board encouraged the Governor and state policymakers to invest the new revenue in a way that addresses the needs of the entire state transportation and mobility network, including state roads,neighborhoods streets, and public transit systems. League Board President Melanie Piana said Whitmer's proposed increase in state taxes for transportation is a bold first step to addressing Michigan's appalling roads, which ensuring the state has the resources to address other major needs. Read more.

Hope You Were with us for MML's Premier Legislative Event!

This week, municipal officials from all over the state converged on Lansing for the League's annual Capital Conference. Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov Gilchrist, and Secretary of State Benson shared their expertise with us, as did a host of engaging speakers. For blogs, photos, and presentations, stay tuned to to our Capital Conference website.

CRC Study Suggests Lack of Public Transit is Costing Michigan Jobs

At CapCon2019, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan unveiled a report that says regional public transportation in Michigan continued to be problematic for people looking to commute or travel with ease. "We've got to open our eyes and think about things a little bit differently," said League CEO Dan Gilmartin. Read more.

Monday Morning Live Covered State Budget, Upcoming CapCon2019

On this week's Monday Morning Live, we discussed Gov. Whitmer's budget proposal - the first one in a long time to focus on investment. We also talked about our upcoming CapCon2019, featuring a legislative update, Legislative Breakfast, open office hours for state and federal agencies, press conference on new transit report, and more. Watch it now on League's Facebook page.

Gov. Whitmer's Road Funding Plan - What it Would and Wouldn't Do

Gov. Whitmer's proposed $0.45 per gallon gas tax hike would raise $2.5 billion for roads. But would it really solve the problem? Would all of it go to roads? What's it going to cost a Michigan driver? Get answers to these questions and more. Read more.

Informational Resources on Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Now that medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Michigan, many communities have questions. The League has assembled a variety of informational resources including a white paper, sample ordinances, fact sheets, and more on our Marijuana in Michigan web page. Read more.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

reviewMarch/April 2019 Issue

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