From now until Capital Conference, the League Foundation is seeking donations to help continue the work of educating local officials. The individual who donates the most will receive a free registration to the 2016 Convention on Mackinac Island. The community that donates the most will get League help with a placemaking project. Read more.
Gov. Snyder released his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2016-17 and much of his focus was on infrastructure and education, particularly the Flint water crisis, Detroit Public Schools, and road funding. Unfortunately, there was a lack of restoration to statutory revenue sharing. Read more.
Hundreds of Michigan communities will share nearly $11 million in dividends for keeping their communities safe for their employees and citizens - $2.4 million to members of the Liability & Property Pool and $8.4 million to members of the MML Workers' Compensation Fund. More.
The Flint water crisis is like a fusion bomb of neglect, indifference, and bad policy that exploded in disaster, revealing the true condition of our state, and the corrosive approach of state leadership. The crisis exposed the gutting of funding to municipalities and much more. Read more.
People all over Flint are in need of our help! The news is filled with stories of the serious health and environmental challenges they are facing as a result of the city's lead-contaminated water. For links to resources on ways you can help, check out our Flint Water Crisis page.