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Monday Morning Live - Headlee lawsuit and building dept. fees lawsuit - Episode 11

August 22, 2019

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

Guest:
Christopher Johnson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, we discussed two recent court rulings that impact local government. In the Headlee lawsuit brought against the State by Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the state has ignored its responsibility for reimbursing communities for mandates it has issued since 1979. In another case brought against the city of Troy, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that building inspection fees must reasonably relate to the costs of services provided by a municipality's building department. Listen in and find out how these decisions could affect your community.