Recent News


December 2014
MAC urges House to support transportation funding
MAC urges House not to make changes to the Electoral College process 

October 2014
2014 Shining Light Awards honor exceptional leaders  

See article in the Detroit Free Press. 

August 2014
SEMCOG and MAC "Pulse of the Region" survey asks for citizen perspectives on driving behaviors in Southeast Michigan
In an effort to impact quality of life in Southeast Michigan by keeping our roads and highways safer, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and its partner organization MAC, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, have launched a survey to gather driver perceptions on dangerous activities behind the wheel.   

Learn more and access the survey. 

July 2014
MAC supports SMART millage
MAC expresses its support for a yes vote on SMART Millage proposal on the August 5 ballot. 

See Detroit Free Press Letter to the Editor. 

June 2014
Shining Light Awards now accepting nominations
Nominations are being sought for the "Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards," sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, to recognize people who are having a regional impact and making important contributions to regional cooperation, progress, and understanding in metropolitan Detroit.

Nominate someone for the 2014 Shining Light Awards now 

May 2014
SEMCOG releases new information on regional commuting patterns
New commuting data show the close connections between Southeast Michigan’s labor and housing markets.

Check out the new commuting tool 

April 2014
MAC members share Government Ethics Reform recommendations with Detroit Free Press Editorial Board
Editorial: Restoring trust in government is first hurdle for would-be officeholders (Detroit Free Press, Sunday, April 20, 2014)

MAC supports government ethics reforms to promote transparency
In its position paper on Government Ethics, MAC asks the question: How does Michigan stack up against the rest of the nation in conducting its business in a transparent manner that supports ethical conduct? MAC recommends principles that promote transparency, addressing such issues as conflict of interest and related disclosure of economic interest; issues related to the end of term, often referred to as the revolving door; and lobbying as it relates to gifts and honoraria.

For more information, please read the full Position Paper or Executive Summary.

February 2014
SEMCOG/MAC Citizen Survey Results: Majority of respondents say college degree most important to well-paying career
Southeast Michigan residents who took the recent online survey sponsored by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) have voiced their opinions on building a stronger workforce in the region.

January 2014
MAC President Paul Tait reacts to Governor's State of the State address
See Commentary

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