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25 Mar, 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...


24 Mar, 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,...


20 Feb, 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...


05 Feb, 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...


17 Jan, 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...


15 Jan, 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...


10 Jan, 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...


18 Nov, 2013, 09:43 ET 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...


30 Sep, 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...


25 Sep, 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...


20 Sep, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


17 Jul, 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...


04 Jun, 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%...


08 Apr, 2013, 14:09 ET 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...


08 Apr, 2013, 11:10 ET 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...


07 Feb, 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...


10 Oct, 2012, 12:00 ET MAC Board of Directors Meeting with Governor Snyder

 The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) Board of Directors will participate in a meeting with Governor Rick Snyder on October 10th, to...


09 Feb, 2012, 16:06 ET Michigan Counties Receive Cuts in Governor's Budget

Michigan Counties set to lose $42 million  During Governor Snyder's 2013 fiscal year budget report on Thursday it was recommended that...


06 Dec, 2011, 13:45 ET Michigan Association of Counties Welcomes New Deputy Director

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) welcomes Steve Currie to its staff as Deputy Director. Currie will be responsible for organizational...


18 Oct, 2011, 11:09 ET Michigan Helps Set National Priorities Affecting Rural America

Michigan county commissioners participated in the National Association of Counties' (NACo) Rural Action Caucus (RAC) annual meeting to establish...


12 Oct, 2011, 14:40 ET NACo's Rural Action Caucus to Meet in Michigan

County officials from across the country will set priorities for rural America The Michigan Association of Counties and Tuscola County this...


26 Sep, 2011, 11:04 ET MAC Board of Directors Welcomes New President and Commissioners

Hatchett First African American President of MAC Board The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) is proud to announce the 2011-2012 MAC Board of...


19 Sep, 2011, 07:00 ET MAC Annual Conference to Cover Michigan's Pressing Topics

First African American Female Will Be Sworn In As M.A.C. President The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) will be hosting their 2011 Annual...


09 Feb, 2011, 15:03 ET MAC Welcomes New Legislative Coordinator

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) welcomes Deena Bosworth to its staff as legislative coordinator. Bosworth will be responsible for...