Council gives the go-ahead on downtown casino proposal. Now we likely wait years on the federal government and lawsuits. Bernero: ‘There are no guarantees overall we’ll be able to succeed.’
March 18 2013
Tuesday, March 20 — Fifty-six days after Mayor Virg Bernero announced that the city intended to bring a tribally owned casino downtown, the Lansing City Council voted 7-1 to back the mayor’s...
Lansing School Board approves restructuring plan in a newfound atmosphere of cooperation
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 22 — The Lansing School Board is learning to get along — and the public is taking note — as it approves a new restructuring plan 8-1
Bernero says a ban on smoking likely would kill it
March 18 2013
Friday, March 23 — Expect smoking at the proposed Lansing casino. “It’s our view” that insisting on no smoking would likely have been a deal breaker during negotiations, Mayor Virg...
The mayor’s budget recommendation for fiscal year 2013
March 18 2013
Monday, March 26 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero made his annual budget presentation tonight to the City Council and he’s calling for furlough days or negotiating lower pension and healthcare...
Let the budget games begin: Proposal for using millage money “infuriates” one Council member
March 18 2013
Monday, April 2 — The first night of formal budget hearings before the Lansing City Council featured a few angry Council members over how the administration proposes to spend police and fire millage...
Former Spartan doctor pushing for health equality
March 18 2013
“Not being straight, not being white, I have experienced my ‘otherness’ repeatedly in my life. And I think that’s always made me more sensitive to the fears of otherness in my patients....
Council adopts the city’s first master plan in more than 50 years
March 18 2013
Monday, April 9 — It took 54 years, but the city of Lansing now has an updated comprehensive master plan
The term-limited state representative announces he’ll run for district court judge in East Lansing
March 18 2013
State Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, announced today that he’s running for a judge seat in East Lansing’s 54B District Court, which is being vacated by retiring Judge David Jordon
Caamal Canul to stay on board as Lansing schools superintendent for another year
March 18 2013
Friday, April 13 —The Lansing School Board voted 6-2 Thursday night to suspend the search for a new superintendent and work out a one-year contract to move Interim Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul...
Budget hearing picks apart police millage appropriation, consolidation. Administration still facing opposition from Council.
March 18 2013
Monday, April 16 — The Bernero administration’s budget proposal to spend nearly $650,000 on plans to consolidate the Lansing Police Department into one building is the continuation of a four-year...
Subscription, Sunday single-copy prices going up on May 1
March 18 2013
Wednesday, April 18 — Subscribers to the Lansing State Journal are trying to understand a letter they have received from publisher Brian Priester. In short: Home delivery rates are increasing —...
Developer says he’d sell the North Precinct to the city for $3.4 million
March 18 2013
Monday, April 23 — Turns out Harry Hepler is willing to sell the 24,000-square-foot North Precinct — and another 117,000 square feet of additional space — to the city for about $3.4 million...
Grebner, Lindemann tangle through letters, memos
March 18 2013
THURSDAY, April 26 — Mark Grebner started it. Now Pat Lindemann is counter-attacking
Rate increase delayed — if you know to ask
March 18 2013
MONDAY, April 30 — Facing threats of cancellations because of a home delivery price increase Tuesday, the Lansing State Journal is giving some customers a three- to six-month extension of their current...
Budget hearing shines light on public service millage spending
March 18 2013
Tuesday, May 8 — Nearly half of Lansing’s roads are in poor to failed condition, the Lansing City Council was told Monday night, but the Bernero administration hopes the $1.9 million expected...
Tom Gabel's revelation has changed the point of view of writer and Against Me! fan Sam Inglot
March 18 2013
There are a few things you need to know about me. First off, I do not have any interest in following or paying attention to figures in the entertainment industry, I prefer to wear black and I’m obsessed...
'Wow'
March 18 2013
WEDNESDAY, May 9 — “Wow” was Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope’s reaction. Swope hadn’t yet heard the news of President Barack Obama’s interview on ABC News in which he...
Sobering news as the budget process winds down. Also, Council approves a permit for redeveloping the old Silver Dollar property; Emergent Biosolutions wants to expand; and supporting striking Red Cross workers.
March 18 2013
Monday, May 14 — In a matter of three hours between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today, the City Council learned from the Bernero administration that the General Fund may have to start funding a $1.6...
Financial Health Team presents budget recommendations for next fiscal year
March 18 2013
Monday, March 18 — The city’s advisory Financial Health Team would make $12 million in cuts to services — including funding for police, fire, building inspection, cemeteries and golf...
Michigan Municipal League announces legislative priorities for 2013, wants more investment in local government
March 18 2013
Monday, March 18 — Officials with the Michigan Municipal League, an advocacy group for local governments, say the governor and state Legislature need to reverse a decade-long trend of disinvesting...

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