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Holly Library: Creating a Financial “Scrapbook” April 26

April 1st 2018

Holly Library: Creating a Financial “Scrapbook” April 26 Holly, MI – Are your important documents in order in case of an emergency? Join us to find out from a local CPA why the hassle of getting your paperwork organized is worth it, what to keep and what to toss, and how to keep your information […]

Students Can Apply for Scholarship through Oakland County Republicans

April 23rd 2017

Students Can Apply for Scholarship through Oakland County Republicans (OCRP, April 23, 2017) The Oakland County Republican Party is excited to announce we are extending the deadline for our 2017 Lincoln Scholarship Program until May 15th. Scholarship Information Students may submit an essay of up to 1000 words, video, or other creative work on the […]

Troy Library: Getting Ready for Tax Time Jan. 19

January 9th 2016

Troy Library: Getting Ready for Tax Time Jan. 19 (EVENT page) Adults Getting Ready for Tax Time 2016 Tuesday, January 19, 7-8:30 p.m.,  Troy, MI – Join Troy resident and CPA Tom Hill to find out what you need to know when filing your state and federal taxes for 2015. Tom will show you how […]

Laugh and Learn: Financial Literacy for Teens at Troy Library Feb. 8

January 17th 2015

Laugh and Learn: Financial Literacy for Teens at Troy Library Feb. 8 (TPL Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) Your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Join us as we laugh and learn with Colin Ryan, motivational speaker, author and comedian. His inspiring and hilarious workshop turns […]

Oakland County Passes Budget after Debates over Funding

September 23rd 2011

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2012 budget after a last minute attempt by the Democratic Caucus to secure funding for five projects.

Transparency & Economic Vitality: City Launches Munetrix…

September 19th 2011

The Munitrix system will help meet the State’s requirements for increased transparency. “The intent here is to insure that the municipalities give access to communities and their residents exactly where their finances stand,” McGrath said.

MML Survey Finds Increasing Shared Resources Among Cities

March 5th 2011

Some 129 communities responding to the MML survey provided details of more than 640 examples of how they are already sharing services, saving taxpayer dollars and improving operational efficiencies.

VIEW: State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Says Budget Cuts Hurt

February 23rd 2011

Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder met with both chambers of the Michigan Legislature to announce massive cuts to our cities, schools and our most vulnerable citizens. I am against this budget proposal — which would give more than $1 billion in tax credits to the business community while unfairly cutting benefits to our seniors — because it unfairly imposes the burden on those that need our help the most: children, seniors and the working poor.

Potential Donors Get Answers from Affirmations

January 22nd 2011

Longtime Affirmations volunteer, and Board President from 2008-2010, George Westerman has taken on the task of leading the “Campaign for the Future,” a drive to raise the $1.25 million needed to give Affirmations a strong balance sheet and capital structure. Thus far the campaign has raised $540,000, although only $350,000 has been collected.

Committee Recommends Headlee Override

December 30th 2010

The Financial Planning Committee held a public meeting on Dec. 29, 2010 to present options to residents for balancing the city’s budget, recommending that Council puts a Headlee Over-Ride on the ballot for the residents to vote on. The presentation was just a rough draft of what the Committee will be presenting to Council, who will make the ultimate decision of how to move forward.