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Registration Now Open for 2017 Capital Conference!

Get ready for an exciting Capital Conference - the source for answers on all the state and federal issues that impact local communities. This year's Capital Conference will showcase engaging speakers and cover a wide variety of topics sure to pique the interest of every attendee. In addition to hearing about the League's latest legislative efforts, we'll also update you on the progress of our municipal finance reform campaign. Other sessions will cover everything from autonomous vehicles and housing to medical marijuana and equity and inclusion. Get the details and register today!

League Calls on State to Address Municipal Finance Concerns

Revenue projection shows modest additional funds available for state government for the 2017-18 fiscal year, but cuts have cost communities $7.5 billion since 2002, hampering their ability to provide services. To retain and attract talented individuals, we need help from our lawmakers and the governor to address these issues.More.

How a Place-Based Approach to Economic Development Won 2016

An economic development fix that cities are taking into 2017 is the importance of a place-based approach that is shaped locally, by the industries, people and infrastructure that already exist. But cities are faced with very different federal and local policy changes this year. More.

Gear Up for the 2017 Community Excellence Awards Competition

Start planning now to enter this year's exciting CEA competition! Entries will be accepted from March 21 - June 15. Show us your creative projects and you could join communities like Beaverton, whose Beaverton Activity Center won the race for the cup last year. Read more.

Detroit News Editorial: State Can't Shirk Pension Reform

Flint is facing another crisis. The city's pension system is severely underfunded and getting worse, leaving the future viability of the city uncertain. The basic problem is that promised benefits can't be met by Flint or many other communities with current municipal revenues. Read more.

New Fact Sheets: Medical Marihuana and Open Meetings Act Ruling

The League has two new Fact Sheets on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) - a summary and a Q&A. We've also created a Fact Sheet on the Open Meetings Act ruling that email deliberations among a quorum of public body members violates the OMA. More.

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