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about the plan, but he did speak about a need to rework the state’s economic development tools, which he says are outdated.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...
Tax foreclosure nears for some local properties
March 3 2010
Judgments were issued against 100 S. Washington Square, which is on the southwest corner of Washington and Michigan Avenue, and 211 S. Washington, a historic site that used to be the Michigan Theater....
Visiting speaker swears by hot development tool
March 3 2010
“Then somebody comes along and picks and chooses, saying ‘This is what the public wanted.’” Hunt said the transit village lacks amenities promised to the community as “mitigation”...
March 3 2010
But running for county commissioner can inject the ambitious with a little extra ho, ho, ho. The 30-year-old Tsernoglou had that. Even if only seven souls out of 1,659 registered voters from East Lansing’s...
March 3 2010
An investigation by City Pulse and WLNS Channel 6 into the qualifications of appointees to Lansing city boards and commissions set forth in the Lansing city charter. Written and reported by Neal McNamara...
March 1 2010
Property: 222 Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Thornburg Equity Group, LLC Assessed: $455,900 Owner says: Unavailable for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The Midtown Apartments is...
Feb. 24 2010
A new study by economists at Wilder Research showed that Michigan’s school readiness efforts saved the state $1.15 billion last year by lowering social costs (welfare, dropouts, prison, special education...
Under the roof of Friendship Baptist Church, two congregations operate
Feb. 24 2010
The Scripture was an apt description of what some members of the church are feeling. The congregation has split into two sides over the past several years, some supporting the church’s 27-year pastor,...
Teens, cell phones and sexting
Feb. 24 2010
“My parents told (my siblings and me) to never even think about doing it,” Bonene said. “They also mentioned that kids that do sexting are bad influences, and we should stay away from...
Two major state LGBT groups to merge
Feb. 24 2010
Alicia Skillman, executive director of the Detroit-based Triangle Foundation, said that the two groups have been in discussions about the merger since the beginning of last summer. Skillman said that the...
An aggregator of Lansing government happenings
Feb. 24 2010
Wood and Jeffries are unsupportive of Robinson’s new Council meeting set up, and have been voting against resolving from regular meeting into CoW, though a vote has only come up on it once before....
Feb. 24 2010
Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher was speaking, sure. But over 5,000 people? Many of whom carrying signs sporting such antigovernment messages as "Wake Up America - Stop The Insanity," "B.O. (Barack Obama)...
Feb. 24 2010
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has touted that he visited with White House officials in Washington before his announcing a run for governor — but over the weekend, it was claimed by an unlikely entity...
Feb. 19 2010
Building: 1001 W. Saginaw St., Lansing Owner: Mark Spagnuolo Taxpayer: Mark Spagunolo Assessed: $118,800 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: One...

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