League President: Proposal 1 Best Option to Fix Roads
Our roads are like our front lawns, says League President Dick Bolen. They send a signal to businesses and residents about our community and state. Families and businesses looking for a new location want good basic public services, starting with roads. Proposal 1 may not be perfect, but it's the only solution available. There is no Plan B coming from the legislature. Proposal 1 is the best solution we have. On March 31, the League held a Safe Roads Symposium, where panelists shared why Proposal 1 is so important to our communities. Vote YES for safe roads on May 5. Read more.
Gov. Snyder Explains Proposal 1 Benefits on Prosperity Agenda
Special guest Gov. Snyder joined League CEO Dan Gilmartin and other guests to discuss his strong support of Proposal 1. He has made road funding a priority for the last two years, and lawmakers finally came up with a plan. He shares Proposal 1's history and what it means for Michigan. Prosperity Agenda aired March 25 on News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here, or subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast.
Proposal 1 Covered from Numerous Angles at League Capital Conference
Michigan local officials gathered in Lansing for networking, an Expo Hall with more than 80 vendors, and sessions on everything from Proposal 1 to clean energy. We hope everyone who attended now feels well informed on Proposal 1 and how to communicate its benefits to their communities. Download presentations, read blog and view photos..
Community Excellence Awards Entry Window Now Open
Entries for the League's all-new Community Excellence Awards program have been rolling in, and we're looking forward to seeing more. This year, the process takes place primarily online on the new CEA site, and you can get your whole community involved with online voting! More.
League Honors Two Officials for Outstanding Service
At Capital Conference, the League honored Bob Clegg, Port Huron city engineer, and Mike Fisher, Livonia assistant city attorney, with the 2015 Outstanding Service Award. The award recognizes those who have gone beyond the call of duty in supporting the League's legislative efforts. More.
Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
A sample FOIA Summary, Procedures and Guidelines, and Fee Itemization Form are now available on the League's FOIA 2014 Changes One Pager Plus Fact Sheet. We also held a breakout session at Capital Conference, and we're hosting a webinar on May 21. Read more.
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