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May 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on May 6, 2016
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This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! To see an updated list of all legislation we’re tracking and the status of each bill, click here (PDF).  

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This Tax Day, making the case for property tax reform in Detroit

Written by on April 15, 2016
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  Ineffective property tax systems can have a detrimental community impact. They weaken the delivery of services that improve quality of life for local residents – from essential functions like public safety, to supportive services like enforcement of property maintenance standards. Many of the cities that we work in face a shrinking population, widespread property…

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April 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on April 1, 2016
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This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! To see an updated list of all legislation we’re tracking and the status of each bill, click here (PDF).  

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March 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on March 4, 2016
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! Details on key movements on bills since our last update are below. NEW FEATURE: To see an…

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February 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on February 2, 2016
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! The Michigan legislature reconvened after the holidays on Wednesday, January 13th, to kick off the second half…

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Michigan Legislative Update – 2015 Year in Review

Written by on December 18, 2015
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! Since our November 2015 update, two new bills of interest were introduced (see Senate Bill 673 under…

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Two new resources to inform short- and long-term vacant land reuse

Written by on November 23, 2015
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When it comes to vacant land reuse, perhaps no other city in the nation faces as great of a challenge and as much of an opportunity as Detroit. Currently, Detroit has an inventory of more than 100,000 vacant parcels without buildings. In terms of land mass, that’s around 20 square miles of empty land, roughly…

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Michigan Legislative Update – November

Written by on November 18, 2015
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! Homestead Property Tax Credit With the passage this week of the Road Funding Package in Michigan, a…

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Michigan Legislative Update – October

Written by on October 22, 2015
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! Since our September 2015 update, eight new bills have been introduced that may be of interest to…

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Michigan Legislative Update – September 2015

Written by on September 16, 2015
Michigan State Capitol (Credit: Jan Davis Ruthig)

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! The 2015-2016 Session of the Michigan Legislature continued September 9, 2015, with the reconvening of the Michigan…

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