League President: Proposal 1 Best Option to Fix Roads
Our roads are like our front lawns, says League President Dick Bolen. They send a signal to businesses and residents about our community and state. Families and businesses looking for a new location want good basic public services, starting with roads. For a decade, mayors and business leaders have pressed lawmakers to find additional revenues for our roads, but none have materialized. Proposal 1 may not be perfect, but it's the only solution available. There is no Plan B coming from the legislature. Proposal 1 is the best solution we have. Vote YES for safe roads on May 5. Read more.
Gov. Snyder Explains Proposal 1 Benefits on Prosperity Agenda
Special guest Gov. Snyder joined League CEO Dan Gilmartin and other guests to discuss his strong support of Proposal 1. He has made road funding a priority for the last two years, and lawmakers finally came up with a plan. He shares Proposal 1's history and what it means for Michigan. Prosperity Agenda aired March 25 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here, or subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast.
Proposal 1 Covered from Numerous Angles at League Capital Conference
Michigan local officials gathered in Lansing for networking, an Expo Hall with more than 80 vendors, and sessions on everything from Proposal 1 to clean energy. We hope everyone who attended now feels well informed on Proposal 1 and how to communicate its benefits to their communities. Download presentations, read blog and view photos..
League Honors Two Officials for Outstanding Service
At Capital Conference, the League honored Bob Clegg, Port Huron city engineer, and Mike Fisher, Livonia assistant city attorney, with the 2015 Outstanding Service Award. The award recognizes those who have gone beyond the call of duty in supporting the League's legislative efforts. More.
League to Host Proposal 1 Safe Roads Symposium March 31
Please join the League for a Safe Roads Symposium on March 31 in Sterling Heights. A panel of experts will break down the details and impacts of Proposal 1, the safe roads ballot initiative up for a vote May 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Read more.
Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
A sample FOIA Summary, Procedures and Guidelines, and Fee Itemization Form are now available on the League's FOIA 2014 Changes One Pager Plus Fact Sheet. We also held a breakout session at Capital Conference, and we're hosting a webinar on May 21. Read more.
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