Bernero administration still unclear whether proposed fire hydrant and streetlight charges would be a fee or a tax
May 15 2013
With less than a week to go before the Lansing City Council must adopt a new budget, the single biggest issue has yet to be resolved. The question is whether Mayor Virg Bernero's proposed charge for hydrants...
Mayor, Council president and business community — in defense of airport — line up against federal grant for Michigan Flyer. One supporter calls for a grown up in the debate.
May 15 2013
Tension between the Capital Region Airport Authority and Michigan Flyer has been rekindled in recent weeks as the private bus service seeks local approval for a $595,680 federal grant to expand its service...
With the filing deadline for city elections closed, campaign season officially begins
May 15 2013
The filing deadline to run for city elected offices officially closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday. From the looks of things, it's likely Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will coast to reelection
Market Place project finally gets moving, developer expects completion in late 2014
May 14 2013
Tuesday, May 14 — It only took six years and the threat of a legal action by the city, but developer Pat Gillespie has officially begun to work on his Market Place project in downtown Lansing. He...
Lansing Association for Human Rights to host panel about the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members
May 13 2013
Monday, May 13 — The president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights says the Boy Scouts of America is going only “halfway” with a proposed policy that would partially lift the...
Budget hearings round 7: Mayor’s Office and Community Media
May 13 2013
Monday, May 15 — The city’s Office of Community Media had a strong year at its temporary home in a former National Guard armory. Within the next year it expects to be operating from the newly...
New insurance company to fill insurance gap
May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 — While the Legislature dithers over whether Michigan’s working poor should be allowed affordable health insurance, a consortium of local health agencies is moving ahead with...
A weekly column answering your technology questions
May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 — Editor’s note: “Deemable Tech” is a syndicated column by Jacksonville, Fla.-based writer Ray Hollister. It will appear weekly on lansingcitypulse.com
Two terms isn’t enough for Mayor Virg Bernero, who is seeking another four years in office. He also urges support for Dunbar, Houghton, Yorko and Brown Clarke for City Council.
May 10 2013
Friday, May 10 — Touting $1 billion of new investment and creating thousands of jobs during his two terms as Lansing’s mayor, Virg Bernero started his re-election campaign today
Anti-fracking protesters disrupt DNR oil and gas land lease auction, no arrests
May 9 2013
Thursday, May 9 — A gas and mineral rights auction of public land by the Department of Natural Resources drew the ire of about 40 anti-fracking protesters at the Lansing Center today. Several protesters...
End of year fund balance improvements and sinking fund expenditures
May 9 2013
Thursday, May 9 — The Lansing School District will have over $800,000 more in its coffers at the end of the year than earlier projected, according to a budget amendment presented at a Board of Education...
Meridian, Delta and Delhi townships plan to introduce LGBT nondiscrimination policies this summer
May 8 2013
Wednesday, May 8 — Because the Republican-controlled state Legislature doesn’t seem interested in expanding civil rights protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens, local...
Lest we forget when Jackson National Life successfully argued its new headquarters was "obsolete" to lower its property tax payments. On Tuesday, a compromise was reached with the city.
May 8 2013
As the local media drank up good jobs news last week like an alcoholic at a Christmas party, there's been no mention of the fact that less than three years ago, Jackson National Life Insurance Co. fought...
May 8 2013
In general, coffee shops have quite the adaptive reuse history — it's an inherent part of coffee-shop DNA. In mid-Michigan alone, coffee shops occupy existing storefronts, houses and gas stations
Week-long visioning sessions for Grand River/Michigan corridor come to a close
May 8 2013
For over three hours inside the Lansing Center last week, politicians worked alongside concerned citizens, engineers and planners alongside transportation advocates to visualize the future of Grand River...
How Lansing fees would change under Mayor Virg Bernero's budget
May 8 2013
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has introduced 33 new fees and proposes increasing 86 existing fees for various city services as part of his budget that would start July 1. The changes are projected to raise...
In an effort to "redefine the neighborhood," a community group forms to reshape and connect the neighborhood northwest of the Capitol
May 8 2013
Ora B. Fuller has lived above her store, Shanora's Wigs and General Merchandise at 829 W. Saginaw St., for the past 32 years. She's seen the neighborhood around her survive a reputation as a drug and crime...
May 8 2013
In a rare change of pace, the state House of Representatives wants more facts before deciding on a controversial policy
Spartan Stores grocer moving into former L&L location in Colonial Village
May 6 2013
Monday, May 6 — A Valu Land grocery store is moving into the former L&L Food Center location in Colonial Village Shopping Center, filling a void that’s been in the area for two-and-a-half years....
Budget hearings round 6: A countywide economic development millage? Niowave-inspired ordinance passes unanimously.
May 6 2013
Tuesday, May 7 — The head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said Monday night that Ingham County commissioners are considering a millage to support economic development activities countywide

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