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February 22nd, 2012

Some cool Senate images:

Summer Minnick and Shea Charles at Michigan Senate Finance Hearing
Senate
Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
The Michigan Senate Finance committee Thusday, Nov. 4, 2010 took testimony on a package of bills that the League has been pushing for a couple of years. The League’s Summer Minnick, Director of State Affairs for the League, testified along with Shea Charles, City Manager of Howell and Chair of the League’s Municipal Finance committee as well as Beach Hall, Mayor of Rogers City on the importance of these bills. The bills, HBs 5550 – 5554 would, generally speaking, allow local communities the opportunity to refinance existing non-voted debt in order to better handle challenging fiscal times. Many communties have expressed an interest in these bills and the committee hearing is a great step forward in this process. The bills have already passed the House. There was a substitute adopted that made minor changes to the approval process and we now are optimistic that the bills will be passed at the next Senate Finance committee next week. This is one of the League’s lame duck priorities and we are hopeful we can get the legislature to provide some tools for struggling municipalities before the end of this session! For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org. For additional blog posts by Summer Minnick and other League staff go here: www.mml.org/advocacy/inside208

Summer Minnick and Beach Hall Leave the Michigan Senate Finance Committee Hearing
Senate
Image by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
The Michigan Senate Finance committee Thusday, Nov. 4, 2010 took testimony on a package of bills that the League has been pushing for a couple of years. The League’s Summer Minnick, Director of State Affairs for the League, testified along with Shea Charles, City Manager of Howell and Chair of the League’s Municipal Finance committee as well as Beach Hall, Mayor of Rogers City on the importance of these bills. The bills, HBs 5550 – 5554 would, generally speaking, allow local communities the opportunity to refinance existing non-voted debt in order to better handle challenging fiscal times. Many communties have expressed an interest in these bills and the committee hearing is a great step forward in this process. The bills have already passed the House. There was a substitute adopted that made minor changes to the approval process and we now are optimistic that the bills will be passed at the next Senate Finance committee next week. This is one of the League’s lame duck priorities and we are hopeful we can get the legislature to provide some tools for struggling municipalities before the end of this session! For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org. For additional blog posts by Summer Minnick and other League staff go here: www.mml.org/advocacy/inside208

Vermont Senate Chamber
Senate
Image by jimmywayne
There are only 30 Senate members.

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