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City hall, county government and the state legislature
Some governmental entities will appear to be in the red.
A new accounting rule issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board that takes effect this June, known as GASB 68, will have an impact on local governments’ financial statements — and could make some of them appear in bad financial shape, when the opposite is true. Read More
A state commission wants Michigan law changed regarding wind test towers.
The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is pushing for legislation to amend the 1959 Tall Structure Act to enable state officials to know just where existing meteorological evaluation towers are in Michigan, and require them to be more visible to aircraft. Read More
The federal agency will expire July 1 if Congress does not renew it.
A West Michigan GE Aviation executive has expressed grave concern about the potential demise of the federal government’s Export-Import Bank, created as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal to help American businesses sell their goods and services abroad. Read More
Their new financial management software will come from “the cloud.”
The city of Grand Rapids and Kent County government are the first local governments in Michigan to contract for new financial management software available on “the cloud” to members of the non-profit Michigan Municipal Services Authority. Read More
There is also an issue the legislature must deal with regarding 911 surcharges.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kent County Board of Commissioners has received an update from the Kent County Dispatch Authority that included urging consideration of consolidating all emergency dispatch operations in Kent County under the Authority. Read More
One point about the fiscal year 2016 preliminary budget businesses and residents will probably be happy to hear is there will be no significant changes to service fees. Read More