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Annual Expo Brings Together Key Vendors for Municipalities

Every year at Capital Conference, we fill the Expo Hall with a wide variety of vendors. Each one offers products and services designed specifically for municipalities. The Tuesday evening Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall gives you a great opportunity to mix and mingle with the vendors in a fun and informal setting. There are also numerous breaks— some with dessert!—where you can hang out in the Expo Hall and talk face-to-face with vendors. If you're a vendor, this Expo is a terrific chance to connect with potential clients from all over the state. Get the details and register today!

House, Senate Bills Would End 'Dark Stores' Assessment Loophole

Some of the first bills introduced in the 2019-20 legislative session would reform Michigan's property tax system to ensure fair and equitable treatment of property values. The bills - House Bill 4025 and 4047 and Senate Bill 26 and 39 - would end the practice often used by so-called "big box" retailers that results in stores being assessed on the basis of the store being empty. 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.

New Administration and New Bills Top Agenda for Monday Morning Live

On this week's Monday Morning Live, we talked about Gov. Whitmer's upcoming State of the State, recreational marijuana, new bills on Dark Stores, and more. Due to MLK holiday, this episode was pre-recorded, but it's OK to ask questions on Facebook. Tune in on League Facebook page.

'Put Your Town on the Map' Pitch Competition Underway

The 'Put Your Town on the Map' competition sponsored by Consumers Energy will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. The competition is for communities up to 10,000 in population, with a top prize of $7,500. Read more.

Podcast Explores Issues Related to Recreational Marijuana Legalization

The legalization of recreational marijuana has left many Michigan communities wondering what to do next. In this Michigan Politics, Huh? podcast, the League's Matt Bach sits down with two attorneys and our legislative associate to discuss the legalities and logistics for municipalities. Tune in now.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

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