OPEB Reform Proposal on Lame Duck Agenda
House Bills 6074-6086 went before the House Local Government committee this morning (Dec. 1). League staff were given an opportunity to testify on the bills and supported the concept of what the bills aim to do. Governor Snyder's administration, while preferring to deal with this issue next year as part of a comprehensive conversation, regcognizes that this is a major issue and is likely to support it. View a Detroit Free Press article about the hearing here. The hearing recessed and resumed in the afternoon. Read more.
Kzoo PlacePlan: Asian Restaurant Wins Competition for Lease
A modern Vietnamese restaurant will open in Kalamazoo's Washington Square after local developers won the "Fare Games" competition designed to help revitalize the Edison Neighborhood area. More than $200,000 was invested in the renovation of the neighborhood's Portage St. by the City of Kalmazoo, the League, and others. Read more.