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Virtual CapCon 2021 Registration Now Open!

Michigan, along with our entire country, has experienced a tumultuous year. From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial strife, a contentious election, and exceptionally high water levels along our coasts, we've faced a lot of challenges. At this year's CapCon, we've designed sessions to cover some of those issues and a whole lot more. Enlightening speakers will share their expertise on topics such as coastal remediation, legislators working together for local government, and changes to the Open Meetings Act. Plus, we're offering special community pricing, an event community, a sponsor showcase, and affiliate events. We hope you'll join us March 16-17 for this exciting virtual experience. Get the details and register today.

Governor Whitmer's Update on the State's Response to COVID-19

In Gov. Whitmer's Jan. 13 press conference, she announced that Michigan is updating its epidemic order to allow the re-opening of additional activities, including indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The order continues to temporarily pause indoor dining in bars and restaurants, with a possible opening date of Feb. 1. Read more.

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Congress Passes $900B Relief Package and $1.4T Federal Budget

House and Senate Leaders reached agreement on an omnibus deal to fund the federal government ($1.4T) and provide a new round of COVID-19 relief ($900B) - absent direct aid to local governments, despite months of advocacy from the League, our members, the National League of Cities, and more. Read more.

That's a Wrap - 100th Legislative Session Finalized

With the expiration of fourteen days on the Governor's desk this past week, the last bills presented from December's Lame Duck legislative action brought the 100th Legislative Session to an official close. Nearly 300 new bills were introduced during the Lame Duck period. Read more.

Jacqueline Noonan Receives Honorary Life Membership

The League awarded retired long-time Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan with our highest individual honor - the Honorary Life Membership Award. She received the recognition in conjunction with the release of a tribute video and a podcast conversation about her work. Read more.

Webinars Cover Essential Coronavirus-Related & Other Topics

The League has developed a variety of webinars related to COVID-19 and other current topics, including Treasury Dept. COVID-19 Updates (Jan. 19, 2pm), and Finance for the Non-Finance Municipal Official (Jan. 21, 12pm). For upcoming webinars, view our calendar. After the webinars air, they are available on our Coronavirus Resources page, YouTube page, and podcast page.

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