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Jun 12, 2014, 16:48 ET

Full Funding for County Revenue Sharing in FY 2015

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is pleased that Governor Snyder and the Legislature have passed a FY 2015 budget that provides for...

Mar 25, 2014, 18:17 ET

M.A.C. Awards Sen. Warren and Rep. Schmidt as County Advocates

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) presented Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Washtenaw County) and Representative Wayne Schmidt (R-Grand...

Mar 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

M.A.C. Welcomes County Officials to Lansing for Legislative Conference

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) will welcome over 350 county officials to Lansing today for the 2014 M.A.C. Legislative Conference,...

Feb 25, 2014, 09:00 ET

Bills Call for 100% PPT Reimbursement for Counties

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) would like to thank the Snyder administration and key legislators in the House and Senate for their...

Feb 20, 2014, 14:55 ET

M.A.C Applauds Senate Approval for $100M for Roads

Today, the Michigan Senate allocated $100 million of surplus dollars toward winter road repairs. The additional funds will be distributed as $39.1...

Feb 20, 2014, 13:20 ET

Michigan County Drain Commissioners are Prepared for Flooding; Encourage Residents to Take Precautions

 The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners have put crews on call to respond to potential snowmelt flooding, and urges...

Feb 05, 2014, 12:07 ET

M.A.C. -- Michigan Governor Recommends Full Funding for County Revenue Sharing in FY 2015

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is pleased that Governor Snyder has recommended 100% full funding for county revenue sharing totaling...

Jan 17, 2014, 14:22 ET

State of the State Highlights Michigan's Turnaround; Silent on Local Government Contributions

 Governor Snyder delivered his fourth State of the State address on Thursday, which highlighted multiple successes the state has seen in recent...

Jan 15, 2014, 12:09 ET

M.A.C. Workers' Compensation Fund Returns Over $2.5 Million in 2013

The Michigan Association of Counties Workers' Compensation Fund (M.C.W.C.F.) is pleased to announce the 2013 surplus premium totaled $2,581,929 and...

Jan 10, 2014, 13:03 ET

State Owes Local Government: Surplus Will Fund Owed Debt, Says M.A.C.

With nearly a 1 billion dollar surplus projected, counties see this as the perfect time for the state to make good on its promise to pay back local...

Nov 18, 2013, 09:43 ET
Deena Bosworth, Director of Governmental Affairs and Dana Gill, Governmental Affairs Associate.  (PRNewsFoto/Michigan Association of Counties)

Michigan Association of Counties Names New Director of Governmental Affairs and Welcomes New Governmental Affairs Associate

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to announce the promotion of former legislative coordinator Deena Bosworth to director of...

Sep 30, 2013, 13:50 ET

M.A.C. Welcomes New Directors to Service Corporation Board

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to welcome four new members to the M.A.C. Service Corporation (M.A.C.S.C) Board of...

Sep 25, 2013, 13:56 ET

Study Highlights Broken Model for Funding Vital Services, Says M.A.C.

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan published a report calculating the widespread financial hardships of local governments over the last...

Sep 20, 2013, 09:36 ET

M.A.C. Receives MSAE Diamond Award

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) was honored with two awards on September 18th at the 12th Annual Diamond Awards hosted by the Michigan...

Sep 18, 2013, 16:15 ET

M.A.C. Board of Directors Welcomes New President; Two New Directors

The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to announce our 2013-2014 M.A.C. Board of Directors President Crawford County Commissioner...

Jul 17, 2013, 17:09 ET

Medicaid Expansion Would be a Win for Over 400,000 Michiganders

 A revamped Medicaid Expansion bill, HB 4714, sponsored by Rep. Matt Lori (R-St. Joseph County), passed from the House with strong bipartisan...

Jun 04, 2013, 17:26 ET

Budget Approved: Revenue Sharing Slated to Increase by 4.8% Over Last Year

 Michigan counties are slated to receive an increase in statutory revenue sharing payments from the State in Fiscal Year 2014.  This 4.8%...

Apr 08, 2013, 14:09 ET
Don Disselkoen of Ottawa County, Pat Gardner of Newaygo County, Dan LaFoille of Schoolcraft County, and Mike Hanley of Saginaw County.  (PRNewsFoto/Michigan Association of Counties)

Michigan Association of Counties Board Welcomes Four New Directors

 The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) is proud to announce the new members of the M.A.C. Board of Directors for 2013-2014; Don...

Apr 08, 2013, 11:10 ET
Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Osceola County), Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Delta County), and Sen. Vince Gregory (D-Oakland County), were presented the "Friend of MAC" award by MAC President Thomas Bardwell (R-Tuscola County) at the 2013 MAC Legislative Conference in Lansing, MI.  (PRNewsFoto/Michigan Association of Counties)

Michigan Association of Counties Recognizes Legislators as Friends of MAC

Three Senators were recognized at the M.A.C. Legislative Conference for outstanding service to counties in the legislature.  "Friends of...

Feb 07, 2013, 16:33 ET

Another Hit to County Government

Gov. Snyder presented his Fiscal Year 2014 budget today with a guaranteed funding increase for cities, villages, and townships (CVTs), while...

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