New amnesty program to benefit those with parking, traffic and court debts
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 3 — For nearly 3,000 people with outstanding warrants from fees due to the city, Lansing officials are giving you a break from potential jail time
Formal opposition to the May 3 ballot proposal surfaces
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 3 — John Pollard, the City Council regular who led the successful opposition to a school bond drive in Lansing 10 years ago, will lead an effort to block the city’s proposed...
Ed Helms, Anne Heche and John C. Reilly excel in a bright, brisk comedy
March 18 2013
A small-town guy has a big-city adventure — well, it’s a bigger city than the one he’s from, anyway — in “Cedar Rapids,” a brisk, lively and often hilarious yarn with...
Setting a public hearing scheduled tonight on proposed tax breaks for a local health insurance research firm
March 18 2013
Monday, March 7 — The only scheduled business at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is setting a public hearing for March 14 to consider property tax exemptions for a health insurance research...
Setting a date on tax abatements and a business owner speaks out against the proposed property tax millage
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 8 — A slow night at the Lansing City Council meeting Monday centered around scheduling a public hearing on personal property tax abatements
The city seeks input on redesigning Washington Avenue through REO Town
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 10 — Lansing city officials say that in about two years, the stretch of Washington Avenue between Malcolm X Street and Barnes Avenue — through the heart of REO Town —...
Tax break packages on the Lansing City Council agenda for MedAssurant, former Knapp’s building
March 18 2013
Monday, March 14 — Health insurance research firm MedAssurant may be one step closer to personal property tax exemptions after tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting
Council tables tax breaks for the Knapp’s project due to lack of votes
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 15 — The Lansing City Council delayed a vote Monday on abating nearly all state and local taxes for the proposed redevelopment of the Knapp’s building because of a lack of support,...
Protests against Snyder, Republicans continue in downtown Lansing
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 16 — At about 12:45 p.m., some of the thousands of protesters on the Capitol lawn, after speeches from United Auto Workers President Bob King and Sen. Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer,...
Mayor Virg Bernero: “We’re in the running”
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 16 — Lansing is still in the hunt as a location for an Indian manufacturing company looking to expand Mayor Virg Bernero said today
MSU researcher says dog owners are far more likely to reach exercise goals
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 17 — New research at Michigan State University suggests dog owners who take the time to walk their dogs are 34 percent more likely to meet federal health goals
Why was the Lansing Police Department called back before protests got heated at the Capitol Wednesday?
March 18 2013
Friday, March 18 — On Wednesday afternoon, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero addressed thousands of protesters on the Capitol lawn, supporting them in their fight against Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed...
Lansing City Council to schedule two public hearings tonight, and the administration plans to give a budget update in Committee of the Whole
March 18 2013
Monday, March 21 — The Lansing City Council has a thin agenda planned for tonight, but following the meeting, an administration representative is scheduled to give a budget update
Securing recreation funds, shouting with the regulars and the governor affects the budget process
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 22 — Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting centered around scheduling a public hearing for next week’s meeting on whether the city should apply for state grant money to...
Lansing-area bicycle advocates receive national acclaim
March 18 2013
Wednesday, March 23 — Mid-Michigan is attracting national attention for its efforts to improve non-motorized transportation routes
Lansing cleans up its medical marijuana moratorium ordinance while East Lansing City Council votes to allow dispensaries
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 24 — The city of Lansing has whittled down the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that can operate during the roughly six-month moratorium that is scheduled to end on July 1
How much would really be generated by the 4-mill property tax increase? Questions, answers and a protest regarding the May 3 ballot proposal
March 18 2013
Friday, March 25 — In the past few weeks, opposition to the proposed 4-mill property tax increase on Lansing residents has claimed city officials are being disingenuous about what the millage really...
The mayor is scheduled to unveil his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting
March 18 2013
Monday, March 28 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting
The mayor presents his budget and the Council debates park improvements
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 29 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero spoke with a solemn tone Monday evening in his office on the ninth floor of City Hall. He had just proposed a fiscal year 2012 budget to the City Council...
Tonight’s Committee of the Whole to look at elected officials’ pay
March 18 2013
Monday, April 4 — The Elected Officers Compensation Commission recommends that elected officials’ pay stay the same as it was in 2009

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