Laura Bassett

Laura Bassett

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Michigan Governor Signs Early Warning Legislation for Financially Distressed School Districts with Immediate Effect

On July 7, Michigan Governor Snyder signed into law a package of bills, all with immediate effect and most with a tie bar to at least one of the other bills in the package, creating an early warning system to identify the...more

7/10/2015 - New Legislation Public Schools Reporting Requirements School Districts State Funding State Treasurers

Michigan Governor Signs Law Eliminating February Regular Elections

Michigan Governor Snyder signed a series of bills on June 30, 2015 amending the Michigan Election Law. The legislation eliminates the regular election date on the fourth Tuesday in February, as well as the March election in...more

7/7/2015 - Election Laws

Legislature Passes Early Warning Bills for Financially Distressed School Districts

The Michigan Legislature recently passed a package of bills to create an early warning system to identify the potential for financial distress in local school districts, intermediate school districts (ISDs) and public school...more

6/26/2015 - Public Schools School Districts State Budgets

Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014....more

9/3/2014 - Community Colleges Personal Property Tax Reporting Requirements

How Michigan’s New Personal Property Tax Law Will Affect Municipalities

Recently enacted legislation provides clarity and relief to Michigan municipalities poised to suffer revenue loss as a result of personal property tax reform legislation enacted in 2012. On March 28 and April 1, 2014, the...more

4/16/2014 - Property Tax State Taxes Tax Reform

Michigan Election Law Amendments Will Require Ballot Language to be Certified Two Weeks Earlier than Previously Required

Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required. Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the...more

2/28/2014 - Ballots Election Laws

School Loan Revolving Fund Changes Act 437 of 2012

The long debated changes to the State law implementing the School Bond Qualification and Loan Act were enacted in December as part of the Legislature's lame duck session, and became effective on December 27, 2012, as Public...more

1/30/2013 - Lame Duck Session Loans

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