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In this week's "Civic Matters," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Mary Morgan from the CivCity Initiative about the latest political developments in Washtenaw County.  Among the topics discussed are the AAATA's new "People-Friendly Streets" initiative, raising parking fines in Ann Arbor, and an open house hosted by Ann Arbor's police and fire departments.


Abandoned Factory
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Big business investors are waiting on Governor Rick Snyder to give them a break.  A tax break that is – to build on blighted land. 


Brownfield
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Legislation that would give companies building on blighted and undesirable land a tax break is swiftly making its way through the Senate.  But it could be headed for a roadblock.  


Detroit
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Lawmakers want to offer more incentives to developers building on undesirable land.  The legislation revives a law that didn’t pass last session. 


Thompson Block
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A Washtenaw County Brownfield program analysis revealed positive impacts that type of project has on the community.