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League Board Supports Michigan Road Funding Ballot Proposal

On Jan. 23, the League Board of Trustees discussed the state's road funding initiative with Governor Snyder and issued a statement expressing support for the May 5 ballot proposal. The board believes that this proposal to support Michigan's roads, schools and cities is in the best interest of Michigan's communities. The League will be taking an active role as an organization to help ensure its passage. In the coming weeks, we will be working with other supporters to help develop and implement a "Yes" campaign. Stay tuned for specific ways your community can get involved. More.

Radio Show Explores How to Retain and Attract Talent to Michigan

On the next Prosperity Agenda radio show, we examine why Michigan is losing recent college graduates and how we can retain and attract them. League CEO Dan Gilmartin in joined by co-host Nancy Kaffer, award-winning reporter and columnist for the Detroit Free Press, and several other guests. Prosperity Agenda airs at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here.

League's Natural Gas Program Open for Third Sign-Up Year

The League's natural gas program can help member communities save money on their gas expenses by negotiating lower gas prices. Initial participation in the program is essentially risk-free and does not commit you to joining. To get started, interested members need to submit a letter of authorization and other forms by Feb. 16. More.

MDOT to Send Out MI Travel Counts Survey to Michigan Households

Throughout the year, randomly-selected households will be invited to participate in the MI Travel Counts survey, administered by MDOT and SEMCOG. It's important for municipal officials to verify the legitimacy of the survey and encourage participation. Read more.

State of the Union Address: 'Shadow of Crisis' has Passed

President Obama urged Congress to build on the country's economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class. He also highlighted Michigan's auto industry as one of the major successes in creating additional jobs. Read more.

State of the State Address: Time for all to Swim in 'River of Opportunity'

Gov. Snyder stressed that Michigan must focus on people, not programs; root causes, not symptoms; maximizing results, not bureaucracy; and involving neighbors, not just the state. Central to his plan is merging the Community Health & Human Services Departments. More.

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