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Monday Morning Live - Governor’s budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption - Episode 23

Monday Morning Live - Governor’s budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption - Episode 23

February 19, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: John LaMacchia, Asst. Dir., State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

Governor Whitmer just released her budget proposal for 2020-2021, which sets off a whole new round of negotiations with the Legislature. The League's John LaMacchia shares his thoughts on the possibility of conversations on revenue sharing and local roads. He also touched on one of the speakers at our upcoming CapCon - Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist - and his Thriving Cities tour of the state. And the next issue of our magazine, which fill focus on local preemption, was highlighted.

Limelight - Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President - Episode 12

Limelight - Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President - Episode 12

February 12, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Brenda Jones, President, Detroit City Council

At the League's 2019 Convention, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones lent her talent and expertise to several sessions. In between all those activities, our Emily Kieliszewski sat down with Jones to get her take on her path in Detroit politics, her unique experience in Congress, and her advice for women and young people interested in entering the political arena.

Monday Morning Live - State of State, High water levels - Episode 22

Monday Morning Live - State of State, High water levels - Episode 22

February 7, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
John LaMacchia, Asst. Dir., State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On the heels of Gov. Whitmer's State of the State address, we discussed how her positions and policies will affect Michigan communities. We also dove into the damage being caused by high water levels in our state's coastal communities and what's being done to address the problem.

Economics of Place - Lilly Shoup, Lyft - Eposide 15

Economics of Place - Lilly Shoup, Lyft - Eposide 15

January 29, 2020

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Lilly Shoup, Senior Director, Transportation Policy & Partnerships, Lyft

Dan Gilmartin sat down with Lilly Shoup from Lyft at the Michigan Municipal League's Policy Forum on technology, smart cities and big data. Shoup shared how Lyft is looking beyond just providing an affordable, reliable transportation option. They see the ability of transportation to shape communities and the way people explore their city and interact with their fellow citizens.

Monday Morning Live - Revenue estimating conf., State of State, CapCon 2020 - Episode 21

Monday Morning Live - Revenue estimating conf., State of State, CapCon 2020 - Episode 21

January 22, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

The State has launched into the next budget year with the annual Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. Tune in to this episode of Monday Morning Live to learn about budget expectations for the coming year and how they might affect revenue sharing to communities. We also talked about the Governor's upcoming State of the State, her potential new plan for fixing the roads, a multitude of valuable sessions at our upcoming CapCon 2020, and more. 

SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

January 15, 2020

Host:
Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League
Kathy Angerer, City Manager, Hamtramck

Keyworth and Hamtramck stadiums have a storied history in the City of Hamtramck. Learn how the League has partnered with the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit City Football Club, and others to leverage an $800,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to restore the stadiums and create a comprehensive recreation plan to serve the community, the schools, and the region.

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

January 9, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League

On the first Monday Morning Live of 2020, we discussed some introduced bills that will move forward, the Governor's upcoming State of the State address, and the expectation that she will propose a new approach to road funding. We also talked about the League's Policy Forums on future city issues. View video on Facebook.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Rep. Donna Lasinski - Episode 22

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Rep. Donna Lasinski - Episode 22

December 20, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
State Representative Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.)

State Representative Donna Lasinski shared her insights on civility in local government in a session at the League's 2019 Convention in Detroit. Afterwards, she sat down for a conversation on her constructive approach to talking about communities' futures and how to get there. Very important topic in today's contentious political environment.

 

SaveMICity - Tim Dempsey, Public Sector Consultants, Revenue Sharing Report - Episode 17

SaveMICity - Tim Dempsey, Public Sector Consultants, Revenue Sharing Report - Episode 17

December 11, 2019

Host:
Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Tim Dempsey, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants

A new study and online database shows that Michigan cities on average have 12 percent less revenue today than they did 15 years ago. On this episode of SaveMICity, we delve into the reasons for the revenue sharing decline with Tim Dempsey of Public Sector Consultants, the organization that produced the report on behalf of the League. 

To view the study and online database, click here.

Monday Morning Live - State budget, historic tax credits, regional transit authorities - Episode 19

Monday Morning Live - State budget, historic tax credits, regional transit authorities - Episode 19

December 11, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this week's Monday Morning Live, the League's Matt Bach sits down with Chris Hackbarth in a one-on-one conversation about the state budget deal tentatively reached between Governor Whitmer and the Legislature. We discuss what the budget means for cities and touch on other bills being worked on this week involving historic tax credits and regional transit authorities. We also run down our upcoming Newly Elected Officials training happening in Lansing on Dec. 11, Walker on Jan. 14, and Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. You can still register by clicking on the trainings that interest you in our events calendar here: http://www.mml.org/events/calendar.htm. This will be our last Monday Morning Live of the year. Our next one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6.