regionalism http://michiganradio.org en 2012 may see more regional cooperation between Michigan cities and towns http://michiganradio.org/post/2012-may-see-more-regional-cooperation-between-michigan-cities-and-towns <p>&nbsp;2012 may see an increase in the number of Michigan cities and towns combining services and working more closely together.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577_57657-267457--,00.html">Governor Snyder signed a package of bills </a>in December that remove legal barriers for municipalities seeking to consolidate services and eliminate requirements&nbsp;maintaining labor contracts when creating new partnerships.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:29:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 5596 at http://michiganradio.org 2012 may see more regional cooperation between Michigan cities and towns