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Elections and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new challenges and considerations related to how to conduct elections, especially as Michigan prepares for the August 4 primary election. With an increased number…

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Planning for Re-Opening Local Government

Conversations with city and county management about planning for re-opening local government facilities and adapting to the changing reality.

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Dealing With the Threat of Invasive Species

The threat of invasive plant species pose a risk to communities across Michigan and are a danger to more than just native plant life. MSU Extension Educator Julie Crick discusses the threat of…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Helping Communities Deal With the Opioid Crisis

Hear from MSU Extension specialist Courtney Cuthbertson about helping Michigan communities deal with the opioid crisis, and some work MSU Extension is doing to address this crucial issue.

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Gathering the Opinions of Hard-to-Reach Residents

The July 2017 Michigan Public Policy Survey, conducted by University of Michigan's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy revealed that Michigan's local leaders want their citizens to…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Tourism and the Sharing Economy in Michigan

MSU Extension Educators Andy Northrop and Brad Neumann join this month's webinar to talk about tourism and the sharing economy in Michigan, highlighting some questions around short-term rentals.…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Expanding Broadband Access

Paul Sachs, Ottawa County Director of Planning and Performance Improvement, joins us this month to talk about how Ottawa County's efforts to make broadband internet available throughout the…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Data Informed Decision-Making

Presentations by:Bill Anderson, SEMCOG Jeff Nutting, SEMCOG DESCRIPTION:This is part of MSU Extension’s webinar series focused on current issues affecting local governments in Michigan. Our…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities

MSU Extension Educator Wendy Walker's presentation on regulating medical marijuana facilities. This presentations covers: -The Regulatory Context -Introduction to the New Laws - Local Regulation…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Local Government Finance Reform

This is the next in MSU Extension’s webinar series focused on current issues affecting local governments in Michigan. Our May webinar features a presentation from Deputy State Treasurer Dr.…

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Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Michigan Energy Policy Reforms

Presentations by:Greg Moore, Chief of Staff to State Senator Mike Nofs, sponsor of energy policy reforms adopted in December 2016 Eric Walcott, MSU Extension Specialist WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Elected and…

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