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SaveMICity Ambassadors' Municipal Finance Response to State of State

In the days surrounding Gov. Whitmer's State of the State address, SaveMICity Ambassadors took to the airwaves to share their thoughts on the challenges Michigan communities are facing and the importance of finding impactful solutions. Prior to the governor's speech, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss spoke to WLAV to discuss the issues she hoped would be addressed. After the State of the State, Fenton Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Lockwood, Grand Ledge City Councilmember Brett Gillespie, and Ferndale City Councilmember Melanie Piana emphasized the need to address revenue sharing and the impact state disinvestment has had on Michigan communities. Read more.

Great Opportunities for Networking at Capital Conference

At Capital Conference will provide plenty of opportunities to socialize and exchange ideas. Start the event with the MML Liability & Property Pool Welcome Reception. Network with senators, representatives, and more at the Legislative Breakfast. And join in an affiliate luncheon: Michigan Association of Mayors, Michigan Women in Municipal Government, and Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. Get the details and register now.

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.

Rochester Hills Wins National Award for Election Day Innovation

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced that the City of Rochester Hills was the recipient of a 2018 "Clearie" Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Rochester Hills received the award for an Election Day Precinct Support Portal. Read more.

Podcast Explores Reasons Michigan Didn't Get Amazon HQ2

Amazon is in the news again as they just pulled the plug on New York's HQ2. Michigan never got that far. On this episode of the SaveMICity podcast, Khalil Rahil of Wayne County's Economic Development Corp. shares why, particularly our poor municipal finance structure. Tune in now.

Monday Morning Live Covers League Efforts in D.C., State of State

League efforts to fight for infrastructure funding in D.C., Congressman Kildee's support of "legacy cities," and Gov. Whitmer's first State of the State – we discussed those issues and more on this week's Monday Morning Live. Tune in on the League's Facebook page.

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