Tag: Michigan Senate

Alliance Working Toward Rural Friendly Solutions On DDA Bills

House: Rep. Lee Chatfield’s package passed committee narrowly 6-5 after some positive amendments. Alliance Director of Government Relations Kent Wood had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Chatfield and share a few concerns about the additional reporting requirements impact on small DDAs, and future special…

Previewing The Final 20 Days of Session in 2016

(From MIRS, Aug. 24, 2016) What Can Get Done In 20 Session Days? Twenty or so days, that’s all that is left for Michigan’s 98th Legislature. The official posted scheduled for the House lists 20 session days before that chamber gavels to a close….

DDA Bills On Alliance Radar

For the past two legislative cycles, the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance and our local downtown development partners have kept a close eye on proposed legislation that would make large changes to the state’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) authorizing statutes. After hearing that a long-debated…

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