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SaveMICity Initiative Honored in Statewide Diamond Award Program

The SaveMICity initiative supported by the League and several partner orgrnizations received a statewide honor recently through the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE). The League received a Silver Certificate in the 17th annual Diamond Award program for the SaveMICity campaign that aims to fix Michigan's broken municipal finance system. The purpose and goal of the SaveMICity campaign is to raise awareness among the public, business leaders, state legislators, and the media that Michigan's system for funding its communities is broken and must be fixed for the state's economy to succeed. Read more.

House, Senate Bills Would End 'Dark Stores' Assessment Loophole

Some of the first bills introduced in the 2019-20 legislative session would reform Michigan's property tax system to ensure fair and equitable treatment of property values. The bills - House Bill 4025 and 4047 and Senate Bill 26 and 39 - would end the practice often used by so-called "big box" retailers that results in stores being assessed on the basis of the store being empty. Read more.

Informational Resources on Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Now that medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Michigan, many communities have questions. The League has assembled a variety of informational resources including a white paper, sample ordinances, fact sheets, and more on our Marijuana in Michigan web page. Read more.

New Administration and New Bills Top Agenda for Monday Morning Live

On the next Monday Morning Live, we'll talk about Gov. Whitmer's upcoming State of the State, recreational marijuana, new bills on Dark Stores, and more. Due to MLK holiday, this episode was pre-recorded, but it's OK to ask questions on Facebook. Tune in Jan. 21, 10:30 am, on League Facebook page.

In Memory of James Buck, Respected Mayor & League Supporter

The League is sad to share the news of the passing of James Buck, one of the most active and honored League members in modern memory. He was a current member of the League Foundation board and served as the Foundation chair for many years. Jim served as mayor of Grandville for nearly three decades. Read full obituary here.

Podcast Explores Issues Related to Recreational Marijuana Legalization

The legalization of recreational marijuana has left many Michigan communities wondering what to do next. In this Michigan Politics, Huh? podcast, the League's Matt Bach sits down with two attorneys and our legislative associate to discuss the legalities and logistics for municipalities. Tune in now.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

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