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Get to Know Colleagues and Vendors at Capital Conference

Capital Conference will have lots of enlightening sessions. But we've also arranged plenty of time for fun networking with colleagues and making connections with vendors. On Tuesday, the League's Liability & Property Pool Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to do that. Enjoy appetizers and beverages as you mingle with colleagues, vendors, and League staff - and maybe challenge them to a game of ping pong or air hockey. On Wednesday, explore our annual Expo with more than 50 vendors! Each one offers products and services designed for municipalities. Get details and register.

Federal FY 2019 Budget Disinvests in Cities and Local Governments

President Trump's budget proposal for FY 2019 includes $3 trillion in domestic cuts over 10 years. These cuts represent a historic disinvestment from cities and local governments, including the elimination of, or reductions to, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), TIGER grants, and brownfield redevelopment funds, among others. Read more.

Traffic Fine Decline Saps Local Coffers in Michigan

Cops are writing less traffic tickets - bad news for courts and municipalities that depend on that revenue. Experts attribute the decline to staffing shortages. The League' believes it's a symptom of a much larger issue - Michigan's consistent disinvestment in its communites. More.

Michigan Metros Need to be Competitive Talent Magnets

Amazon's HQ2 wanted to be in a community with high talent concentrations. Neither metro Detroit nor Grand Rapids is a competitive talent magnet. Michigan must develop a culture and make key public investments aimed at preparing, retaining and attracting talent. Read more.

Talent Attraction Ideas Fill New Review Deja vu Podcast

Talent attraction is vital to Michigan's economic success. Tune in to this week's Review Deja vu podcast to hear Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future, Inc., lay out his placemaking recommendations to help Michigan compete for talent nationallly and globally. Listen now.

Order Cool League Shirts to Support Scholarships for Local Officials

In our recent poll to select a design for League shirts, the results were a virtual tie! So we've decided to offer both designs for sale. Your purchase of one - or both - designs will help provide scholarships to local officials through the MML Foundation. Order now.

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