Rep. Dan Kildee to Lead Municipal Finance Reform Panel Discussion
On Oct. 25 in Flint, join Rep. Dan Kildee for a town-hall style meeting about Michigan's failed system for funding our municipalities. Learn why communities are struggling financially, and hear about and share ideas for change. The League's Anthony Minghine will be the opening speaker, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Detroit Free Press Editor Stephen Henderson. Panelists include Rep. Kildee, Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman (invited), Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Allen-Richardson, and Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich. To RSVP click here. Read more.
League Launches You Need to Know Events Around the State
Please join us for the first You Need to Know educational and networking events in Sterling Heights and Grand Rapids. This new series will be held in relaxed settings and focus on hot topics, networking, and opportunties to earn EOA credits. In this round, hear from leading attorneys on Wireless Antennas and Poles in Our Rights of Way.
Race, Poverty and Policy: Creating an Equitable Michigan
At the Michigan League for Public Policy's recent forum on Race, Poverty and Policy, the speakers shared a lot of valuable information and resources. They tackled topics such as what is racial justice and what is the government's role in achieving racial equity. Read more.
Better Places Need Better Rules - How Do We Get There?
Traditional zoning codes can be harmful to building strong, prosperous communities. The League hosted a workshop that connected 5 cities with a team of national development code-writing experts convened by Congress for the New Urbanism to dig into this question. Read more
United Way for Southeast Michigan: Improve Transit, Improve Lives
Metro Detroit families are facing medical transportation barriers, struggling to access fresh foods, and missing out on employment opportunities. Imagine what our community would look like if everyone is connected to these resources and opportunities. Read more.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Changes December 1
A significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will go into effect Dec. 1. The U.S. Dept. of Labor's final overtime rule updates the salary level required for the executive, administrative, and professional ("white collar") exemption. For the U.S. Dept. of Labor Fact Sheet, click here
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