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Legislature Considering Retiree Health Care Reforms

The League participated in Gov. Snyder's Responsible Retirement Reforms workgroup earlier this year. We were disappointed that the group's report didn't offer any opportunities for communities to better control the cost structure and ongoing liabilities. A prospective OPEB reform proposal could be introduced after Thanksgiving. The League is hopeful that the proposal will ensure good, sustainable healthcare and provide tools for local units to control their OPEB expenses. This situation is quickly evolving, and we're awaiting an opportunity for review. Read more on Inside208.

New Medical Marihuana Report Aims to Help Communities Choose

Should your community opt in on medical marijuana licensing? This is a key question facing Michigan municipalities as part of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) of 2016. The League, in conjunction with our Legal Defense Fund, has issued a new, insightful report that aims to help communities make that decision. Check out the report here. View a press release about it here.

The Nashville Experiment and How Michigan is Still in Retreat

Michigan continues to fall behind in the race to attract talent. While our lawmakers talk about tax cuts and regulations, other places are investing in what really matters - ommunities. Nashville just announced a $5.2 billion transit system overhaul that goes before voters in May 2018. More.

MML Foundation President Guests on Comcast Newsmakers

Michigan Municipal League Foundation President Gisgie Gendreau was recently a guest on Comcast Newsmakers, hosted by Laurel Hess. Gendreau shared highlights of the Foundation's work and how it's helping Michigan communities thrive. Read more.

USDA Now Accepting Applications for Solid Waste Management Grants

USDA is currently accepting applications for Solid Waste Management grants. Funds can use used to evaulate current landfill conditions, identify threats to water resources, and provide training to enhance operations. The deadline to apply is Jan. 2, 2018. Read more.

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training

The League is offering training for newly elected officials that will help educate them on the basic functions in their roles as public leaders. Topics include an overiew of basic local government; roles and responsibilities of elected officials; and more. Find a training session near you.

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