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SaveMICity - Tony Minghine interview on Craig Fahle Show - Episode 14

SaveMICity - Tony Minghine interview on Craig Fahle Show - Episode 14

July 17, 2019

Host: 
Craig Fahle

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

The League's Tony Minghine appeared on The Craig Fahle Show on Deadline Detroit to discuss municipal finance, our SaveMICity initiative, and our advocacy for major changes in how Michigan funds cities, villages, and townships. Listen to this great interview!

Monday Morning Live - Marijuana Emergency Rules, PFAS, More - Episode 8

Monday Morning Live - Marijuana Emergency Rules, PFAS, More - Episode 8

July 10, 2019

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

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Michigan's new Adult-Use Marijuana Emergency Rules were the big topic of conversation. Now that the rules are available, what does that mean for your community? The team also discussed PFAS and the recommended health-based values, short-term rentals, road funding, and more. 

Monday Morning Live - CEA voting, House budget, road funding - Episode 7

Monday Morning Live - CEA voting, House budget, road funding - Episode 7

June 26, 2019

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

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Assistant Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this week's Monday Morning Live, we shared some details on the 17 Community Excellence Award entries and encouraged people to vote for their favorites by July 17 at cea.mml.org. We also covered the status of the state budget and road funding now that the Legislature in in recess.

SaveMICity - Monica Galloway, Flint councilmember - Episode 12

SaveMICity - Monica Galloway, Flint councilmember - Episode 12

June 20, 2019

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

Guest: Monica Galloway, Councilmember, Flint

Tony talks with Flint Councilmember Monica Galloway about the impact that lost revenue sharing has had on her city's finances. As she became more aware of the seriousness and complexity of the municipal finance issue, she decided to join the first group of local government officials to become trained as SaveMiCity Ambassadors. The ambassador program provides local officials with the knowledge and presentation skills they need to educate lawmakers and the public on our state's broken municipal finance system. Learn more on our SaveMICity website.

Monday Morning Live - 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, recreational marijuana, auto insurance - Episode 6

Monday Morning Live - 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, recreational marijuana, auto insurance - Episode 6

June 14, 2019

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

Guests:
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team discussed the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. They also talked about the upcoming emergency rules for recreational marijuana, the League being recognized as top lobbyists, the new auto insurance reform law, and upcoming negotiations on the state budget, road/transit funding, and the short-term rental issue.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen - Episode 18

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen - Episode 18

June 7, 2019

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

Guest:
Former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R-Walker)

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference, former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen was honored with one of the League's 2019 Legislative Awards of Merit. In the State House, VerHeulen was a tireless advocate of local government through his role helping shape the General Government budget, personal property tax legislation, work on local court funding concerns, and the costs associated with the new Indigent Defense Commission standards. In this episode, VerHeulen talks about what it means to him to be honored by the League for his legislative service.

Monday Morning Live - revenue estimating report, auto insurance, Infrastructure Week - Episode 5

Monday Morning Live - revenue estimating report, auto insurance, Infrastructure Week - Episode 5

May 31, 2019

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

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

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this episode of Monday Morning Live was actually Thursday Morning Live! Our Lansing team covered the consensus revenue estimating report, auto insurance reform, a recap of Infrastructure Week - and the League's 120th birthday!

Limelight - Award winners Paula Zelenko & Mark Vanderpool - Episode 8

Limelight - Award winners Paula Zelenko & Mark Vanderpool - Episode 8

May 23, 2019

Hosts:
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Paula Zelenko, Mayor, Burton
Mark Vanderpool, City Manager, Sterling Heights

On this episode of Limelight, we sit down with two of our award winners at the League's 2019 Capital Conference. Paula Zelenko was honored with the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award. And Mark Vanderpool was honored with the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award. Learn more about the accomplishments of these two municipal leaders that earned them these distinguished awards.

 

Monday Morning Live - State budget, short term rentals, Community Excellence Award - Episode 4

Monday Morning Live - State budget, short term rentals, Community Excellence Award - Episode 4

May 15, 2019

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

Guests:
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, we encouraged members to submit entries for this year's Community Excellence Award competition. We congratulated the League's Herasanna Richards for being named to Crain's 20 in Their 20s list. Then we launched into a discussion on the status of the state budget and the recent short-term rental hearing before the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. We also covered some of the events planned for Infrastructure Week, May 13-17, including the Midwestern Summit at which League CEO Dan Gilmartin was a featured speaker. 

 

 

 

Economics of Place - Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, National Institute for Civil Discourse - Episode 10

Economics of Place - Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, National Institute for Civil Discourse - Episode 10

May 10, 2019

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

Guest:
Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference, Dr. Lukensmeyer was a featured speaker on civil discourse, presenting strategies for tough conversations with community members, councilmembers, and legislators. In this podcast, Dan Gilmartin sits down with Dr. Lukensmeyer to delve a little deeper into navigating the uncertainty of the current political climate.