Ingham County register of deeds gives legal weight to same-sex marriage, a first in the state
May 28 2013
Tuesday, May 28 — Later today, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope and his husband will file an affidavit with the Ingham County Register of Deed’s Office securing their property rights as a married...
Michigan native will oversee operations of Ingham County-wide authority
May 24 2013
Friday, May 24 — Growing its Garden Program and helping Lansing improve its commercial corridors are on the top of the priority list for Jeff Burdick, the new executive director of the Ingham County...
Will ask Board of Water and Light for higher return on equity to pay for streetlights, increase water rates for hydrants
May 23 2013
Thursday, May 23 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has vetoed all of the City Council’s budget amendments, reinstating expenditures for information technology and several other General Fund line...
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will form trio of planets in the evening sky
May 23 2013
Thursday, May 23 — The cosmic orbits of three planets will appear to be huddled together in the night sky, creating a planetary spectacle that won't happen gain for 40 years. For about a week, starting...
Mayor Bernero promises to veto City Council's decision to exclude a full-time cold-case investigator in next fiscal year's budget
May 22 2013
In his office Monday night shortly after the Lansing City Council adopted a budget for the next fiscal year, the first item Mayor Virg Bernero promised to veto was the Council's elimination of a new, full-time...
Two City Council members' non-disclosure of financial interests suggests a weak ethics ordinance
May 22 2013
Lansing City Council President Carol Wood earned at least $4,700 as a consultant to political campaigns in 2012, yet she didn't have to report any information on it under the city's ethics ordinance
Lansing Police Department to purchase three additional Automatic License Plate Readers for use later this summer, raising privacy concerns
May 22 2013
Later this summer, the Lansing Police Department will roll out Automatic License Plate Readers that will be used to find stolen vehicles, but a Lansing City Council candidate and the American Civil Liberties...
Tunnel construction, pollution prevention and the tax abatement
May 22 2013
The latest chapter in Niowave Inc.'s strained relationship with its residential neighbors is over the construction going on inside the company's controversial pole barn
May 22 2013
Consumers Mutual Insurance, Michigan's newest health insurer, is ambitious. Its mission is to be "recognized as Michigan's plan of choice for patient-centered care, disease management, lower costs, and...
Council says no to streetlight/hydrant ‘fee’
May 21 2013
Friday, May 17 — Instead of charging city Board of Water and Light customers fees for streetlights and fire hydrants, the Lansing City Council wants to increase the publicly owned utility’s...
Council approves a budget in messy fashion, Mayor Bernero promises some vetoes
May 21 2013
Tuesday, May 21 — The Lansing City Council approved a fiscal year 2014 budget at Monday’s meeting, but it was ugly. The process, that is
Ingham County Land Bank, Great Lakes Capital Fund to hold public meeting on School for the Blind plans
May 20 2013
Monday, May 20 — On Tuesday, the Ingham County Land Bank and the Great Lakes Capital Fund will hold a public meeting on plans to repurpose the School for the Blind campus west of Old Town
Lansing School District budget on its way to leaner times next year
May 17 2013
Friday, May 17 — On Thursday night, the Lansing School District Board of Education got its first taste of the proposed $142.5 million district budget for next school year — it’s about...
Michigan Democratic Party chairman puts 8th Congressional District in play
May 17 2013
Friday, May 17 — The chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party considers the 8th Congressional District an “absolutely winnable race” for Democrats regardless of whether seven-term U.S....
Community center's future will reach 'resolution' soon, diocese says
May 16 2013
A proposed merger between Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities that has been under attack by a citizens group has been called off, Michael Murray, legal counsel for the Diocese...
Transportation Review Committee makes no recommendation on Michigan Flyer expansion because of tie vote
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Review Committee won’t be making a recommendation to the full commission on Michigan Flyer expanding its...
Annual bike ride remembering bicyclists killed or fatally injured by motor vehicles resonates locally after fatal accident this week
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — A procession of nearly 200 bicyclists traveled from Michigan State University to the Capitol Wednesday night. As a police escort stopped traffic along Michigan Avenue throughout...
City attorney issues formal legal opinion on proposed fees for streetlights, fire hydrants
May 16 2013
Thursday, May 16 — Lansing City Attorney Janene McIntyre issued a formal legal opinion today saying the city could move forward with charging Lansing Board of Water and Light customers fees for...
May 15 2013
Owner says: Property is for lease through CBRE MartinArchitecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Some buildings are more susceptible to blight than others. By nature, buildings that are not easily...
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...