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Goodbye “Emily!”: A Review of 2018 Lame Duck Laws Affecting Townships

January 2019 | Township Law E-Letters

As 2018 came to a close, the Legislature rapidly passed a number of new laws, many of which impacted Michigan’s many townships.  ... Read More ›

Townships Got Run Over By Wireless Providers: Small Cell Towers Are Coming to Townships

December 2018 | Township Law E-Letters

During the 2018 lame duck session, many bills were introduced, and some passed, attacking the authority of local government. Senate Bill 637... Read More ›

Permissible Local Regulation of Recreational Marihuana in Michigan

November 2018 | Township Law E-Letters

Initiated Law 1 of 2018, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (“MRTMA”) legalizes the cultivation, possession, ... Read More ›

Mandatory Sick Leave: The Future!

October 2018 | Township Law E-Letters

The Michigan Legislature adopted a proposed ballot measure, Michigan’s Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”), as law on Septemb... Read More ›

Open Meetings Act Legal Update

September 2018 | Township Law E-Letters

The Open Meetings Act (“OMA”) allows townships to enter closed sessions based on exemptions provided in OMA. Recent Court of App... Read More ›

Limits of Medical Marihuana Regulation and Legalization of Recreational Marihuana

August 2018 | Township Law E-Letters

Two recent cases from the Michigan Court of Appeals dramatically undercut many municipalities’ use of zoning power to require permits ... Read More ›

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