March 24 2010
Name the Michigan Democratic Party's last attorney general nominee in 2006 and win a prize. Shoot, I covered the guy and still needed Google to come up with the name: Amos Williams. That's kind of the...
March 18 2010
Property: 200 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Owner: Jonathan and Leola Watts Taxpayer: Jonathan and Leola Watts Assessed: $26,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic...
March 17 2010
Yeah, it was clever that City Pulse sought the input of a medieval literature professor, the English Oxford Dictionary and the Bard himself for insight into the childish term “Powk” that is...
City agency applies for grant for downtown skating rink
March 17 2010
The Lansing Tax Increment Finance Authority has applied for a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to build a year-round rink, which would be partially covered. The remaining $400,000...
Why such a tiff over Lansing City Council members giving back some of their pay?
March 17 2010
Robinson is referring to an attempt at last week’s Council meeting by At-Large Councilman Brian Jeffries to put a nonbinding resolution on the agenda for each Council member to give up a portion...
March 17 2010
Thirty-five years later, Okemos author and former Ingham County judge Larry Glazer writes in a soon-to-be-published book that he believes the jury got it wrong. Swainson, Michigan’s governor from...
City’s sale of an Old Town landmark troubles former tenants
March 17 2010
The Comfort Station was once the home of the North Lansing Community Association but has sat empty for eight years. During that period, the city has tried to sell the 17-footwide building while its former...
A new poll shows Bernero still trailing Dillon, plus a few other endorsements
March 17 2010
Another week, another poll of the gubernatorial race. Bill Ballenger, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics,released an early snippet of a poll commissioned by Market Research Group thatshows Lansing...
March 12 2010
Property: Ramp No. 6, Michigan State University campus Owner: MSU Assessed: N/A Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Michigan State University’s Ramp No. 6 is an exemplary parking structure...
An ubiquitous Lansing graffiti artist remains at-large
March 12 2010
Who is man or woman behind the slender black tag “Powk” that is scrawled on benches, stop signs, utility boxes and telephone poles around Lansing?We don’t know. And unless Powk is caught...
March 10 2010
That’s why I recently voted against raising the national debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, and voted to send a bill to the president’s desk that will require Congress to offset the costs of tax...
Members of boards and commissions still owe taxes
March 10 2010
The Rev. Charles Bicy owes $373.25 in winter 2009 taxes on a home he is listed as owning at 501 S. Fairview Ave., according to Ingham County records. They were due to the city on Feb. 16 and turned over...
Bernero attacked over education, labor issues
March 10 2010
At least one call went out on Friday around 4:30 p.m. and asked recipients to contact UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and ask him to not support Bernero for the Democratic nomination for governor. Rumors...
An aggregator of Lansing government happenings
March 10 2010
Dunbar said members needed more time to plan their budgets before they could give up the income. Jeffries said city employees didn’t have much time
March 10 2010
Last month’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deadline for state applications for some of the $475 million in new funds targeted at Great Lakes protection brought down a cascade of proposals...
This week: a new poll, and Virg celebrates Mardi Gras
March 10 2010
A new poll released today shows Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero trailing rival House Speaker Andy Dillon, D-Redford Township, by just a hair at 11 percent to 13 percent — though the poll shows that 56...
March 9 2010
Property: 1881 S. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Taxpayer: CCPL Real Estate Group, LLC Assessed: $158,500 Owner says: Unavailable for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn...
At least three calls since Friday hit Lansing mayor on labor issues
March 8 2010
A series of robo-calls have gone out in the past few days attacking Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on his labor record.At least one call went out on Friday around 4:30 p.m. and asked recipients to contact...
March 3 2010
Tea Party strategy So, I guess the writing is on the wall: the Democrats are going to get hammered on Election Day, right? I would not be too sure about that. There are far too many monkey wrenches that...
March 3 2010
Bernero did not reveal many details about the plan, but he did speak about a need to rework the state’s economic development tools, which he says are outdated. He also said that the state’s...

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