New competitive grant program to award $1.2 million to reduce stormwater impact, improve water quality, enhance habitat, and increase accessibility and usability of public green space /EIN News/ -- DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the launch of the Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund, a competitive grant program that will provide $1.2 million in its first year to benefit Southeast Michigan communities and habitats. Work supported by the fund will improve resilience in the face of intensifying environmental stressors related to development, climate, invasive species, nonpoint source pollution and other factors. “It is more important than ever to continue investing in the health of our Great Lakes and waterways,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force. “I want to thank the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for its longstanding support for programs … [Read more...] about Public-Private Partnership Launches Fund to Support Community and Habitat Resilience in Southeast Michigan
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What is the impact when local government listens to you? People like Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker or Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits know the impact when communication flows to, from constituents. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Ellen Ciurczak, American Staff Writer Published 1:35 p.m. CT May 17, 2018 | Updated 7:45 a.m. CT May 18, 2018 CLOSE Mayor Toby Barker on the many ways to communicate with constituents and increase civic engagement Ellen Ciurczak/Hattiesburg American CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about What is the impact when local government listens to you?
Calumet Park is a suburb that hugs the Southwest Side of Chicago. Its population is around 7,800 and it covers roughly 1.2 square miles. The village has its own Police and Fire departments. How is that working out for resident taxpayers? Not great.Calumet Park Mayor Ronald Denson at a recent community meeting announced the possibility of outsourcing fire services. It’s unclear how exactly it would work, but the problem is clear. The small suburb is struggling to fund its part-time Fire Department and the pension and health benefits that go with it.Hundreds of Illinois municipal governments are facing similar pressures. Some have taken baby steps to consolidate. DuPage, McHenry and Lake counties, along with Hanover, Addison and Milton townships, have started sharing responsibilities for roads and mosquito abatement. But small communities such as Calumet Park have to be proactive on big-ticket items including public safety. Our new motto for Illinois governments: Change or die.From … [Read more...] about A local government facing pension pressure. Rinse and repeat.
Erin Jordan The Gazette Iowa local governments describe hit if property tax backfill is eliminated Renovated University of Iowa athletic learning center a hit with student-athletes Tama beef plant has ‘raised price of black cattle’ State Auditor will review Iowa Finance Authority Loyal Younkers customers share memories All articles by Erin A proposed phaseout of property tax backfill money going to cities, counties and school districts would cause slashed services or higher taxes, officials said. “It’s not going to be a painless process if we have to cut $3.8 million from our budget over the next couple of years,” said Scott Overland, a Cedar Rapids City Council member and chairman of the finance and administrative services committee. The issue could see debate in the Senate on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Iowa local governments describe hit if property tax backfill is eliminated
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Indiana voters' guide: Congressional, state and local candidates in Clark, Floyd counties Here are the candidates for Indiana's Ninth District congressional race as well as those running for other offices in Floyd and Clark counties Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Nick Hollkamp, Louisville Courier Journal Published 12:57 p.m. ET May 4, 2018 | Updated 2:14 p.m. ET May 4, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Indiana voters will cast ballots May 8 in Democratic and Republican primaries, and the ballots … [Read more...] about Indiana voters’ guide: Congressional, state and local candidates in Clark, Floyd counties