The legislature remains mostly on summer break (although the Senate Government Operations Committee did meet last week to discuss Medicaid expansion.) Despite it being quiet at the Capitol, League staff continues to actively participate in a number of meetings.
There are workgroups and meetings ongoing on a number of issues including FOIA, issues related to consolidation/collaboration, and of course fixes to the personal property tax legislation that passed in lame duck.
We anticipate the legislature will be back in September, but any public meetings that will be held this summer will continue to focus largely on Medicaid expansion. We encourage you to meet with your legislators while they are home in the district and urge them to focus on those issues important to communities including increased EVIP funding, increased transportation funding, and the importance of ensuring full replacement as they tweak the PPT plan.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org