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Online Sales Tax Revenue Must Benefit Communities

We're excited that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has leveled the playing field for Michigan's business community, taking away the unfair advantage online businesses had over brick and mortar businesses that had invested in our local communities. The ruling requires online businesses to collect sales tax consistent with existing law. This decision affirms what the League and its national partners have advocated for some time. "We ... believe this funding represents a real opportunity to begin making important strategic investments in our communities," said League CEO Dan Gilmartin. More.

Enjoy the Lighter Side of this Year's League Convention

Unwinding and chatting with new and old friends is an important part of Convention. This year, we've planned three social events for you to enjoy: Pre-Conference Meet and Greet Mixer, Host Cities Reception at Grand Rapids' exciting Downtown Market, and the MML Foundation Reception featuring Midwest Dueling Pianos. Tickets to the Foundation Reception can be purchased when you register for Convention. Get the details and register today!

Cutting State Taxes is not the Path to Prosperity

How should Michigan regain its status as THE economic powerhouse in the U.S.? Some folks in Lansing would lower taxes. But Michigan has disinvested in public schools, higher education, roads, and water infrastructure. Our state needs to invest for the future. Read more.

Michigan Sales Tax to be Collected from Out of State Online Retailers

The State Treasurer announced a change to the state's sales tax administration that will require many online and out of state retailers to pay Michigan's 6 percent sales tax. That could amount to more than $200 million in additional state revenues annually. Read more.

Podcast Shares a Retrospective with Recently Retired General Counsel

On this week's Economics of Place podcast, League CEO Dan Gilmartin talks with Bill Mathewson, the League's recently retired general counsel. Bill shares his thoughts on the changes he has seen in local, state, and federal government over the past 40 years. Read more.

Local Ballot Proposal Success a Sign of Broken Municipal Finance System

Thank you voters! But to the State of Michigan: There is a lot of work that needs to be done to fix Michigan's broken municipal finance system. That's the best way SaveMICity can summarize the election results from Tuesday regarding the overwhelming success of the hundreds of proposals on local ballots. Read more.

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