Archive for May, 2014
Projected revenues for FY 2014 – 2015 are anticipated to be $253.2 million less revenue than originally anticipated. This projection is what the legislature and administration will use to determine target numbers for the various budgets for the coming year. As most of you are aware, the governor, along with the House and Senate have recommended full funding for county revenue sharing. It is critical that you contact your representative and senators and ask them to keep full funding for counties when determining appropriation line items for the upcoming budget. Attached are talking points for your use. Please contact MAC is you have any questions and if you are successful in contacting your legislators.
Revenue Sharing TP.FY15 [pdf]You can also find these on the MAC website: micounties.org
- Pick up a copy of your local newspaper or go to your local newspaper’s website and look for the “Opinion” or “Op-Ed” section, where letters are typically printed.
- Look for other letters to the editor – typically, there will be an email address (in the print edition) or a link to an online form (on a newspaper website) to submit a letter to the editor. Make sure to look for any special guidelines the newspaper you’re submitting to might have (e.g. a special word count).
- If you have any questions, call your local newspaper and ask for the opinion editor – or contact the campaign communications team at Truscott Rossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DBIA Michigan
- One-day session, organized by the nation’s leading organization on P3s
- Nationally recognized and local experts discussing P3s
- In-depth and advanced look at all aspects of P3s for social infrastructure
- The current state of P3s in Michigan
- The structure of P3s to support buildings and other infrastructure needs such as street lights, parking garages, dormitories and water facilities
- Financing of projects
- Risks and mitigation
- Case studies of successful P3s for buildings
- Hands-on charette to develop a P3 project in a Michigan community
- Municipal and Township managers, elected officials, township officials and planners
- P3 and municipal consultants
- Construction firms
- Architecture and engineering firms
- Financial leaders
- Legal experts
- Subcontractors and suppliers