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Tax Day is quickly approaching, and I’d like to remind those who live or work in Lansing that it’s also time to file and pay city income taxes. By city ordinance, Lansing residents are required to file a City of Lansing tax return and pay 1 percent of their income regardless of where they work. more
Cedar St., in Mason, according to Lansing Township police Chief Adam Kline. Olin would have taken the gun in a box into the firing range. There, police said, Olin practiced using it. more
Harry Gaskin IV was accused last May of failing to file six years’ worth of city of Lansing income tax papers. His total overdue tax bill, according to court records, was $730, plus $145.23 in penalties and another $75.23 in interest. He made one payment of $169. more
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Many thanks to the City Pulse for coverage on the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s proposed gas plant and the citizen push back. The BWL announced last December its plans to build another fracked gas plant, even bigger than the one in Reotown, part of a plan that will cost BWL customers $500 million. more
Labor is playing a big role as usual, but when Democrats gather in Cobo Hall in Detroit on Sunday, Dana Nessel and Pat Miles’ track records on pot prosecutions will be a hot topic. Nessel is best known as a civil rights attorney who represented the Michigan lesbian couple whose suit helped pave the way for the U. more
The city is in process of rezoning the 600 block of East Michigan, across the street and a block east of Lugnuts Stadium, at the request of developer Pat Gillespie. But all the players, from Mayor Andy Schor on down, are being tight-lipped about the identity of the supermarket. more
Theio’s fate is uncertain. Owner Virginia Pulido could not be reached for comment. Pulido had already reduced the hours to 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., thus ending a 41-year tradition of late-night comfort food for bar goers in the area. Michigan State University students were also regulars because of its proximity to East Lansing. more
Wardlaw used his prison ID card to rent the gun. A staff member at the gun store thought he was a Department of Corrections employee and gave him a gun. Fortunately, while Wardlaw was in the shooting range, a second look at the identification revealed it was a prisoner identification. more
In spring, there are gutters to clean, windows to polish and leaves to rake. Feeling a bird’s heartbeat in your hand, listening to the sun’s nuclear furnace, watching thermite blow up and getting to know the personalities of trees are probably not on your to-do list. more
A map released by the city’s planning department shows the area to be developed by Pat Gillespie in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue for a mixed-use project that might include a major grocery store. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor calls his first proposed budget “good news” because it allows for adding jobs and spending $700,000 on roads and sidewalks, among other goals. more
A $30,000 no-bid contract to a victim of Larry Nassar is under attack in Meridian Township by Clerk Brett Dreyfus and experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and education. more
A controversy over a neighborhood park that has roiled an eastside neighborhood for nearly a year could be coming to an end. The Lansing City Council in a closed session Monday night cleared the path for the city to begin negotiations for a settlement with the Friends of Ormond Park, according to sources. more
Meanwhile, the group, known as Let Lansing Vote, is continuing its lawsuit against Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope over his rejection of its petitions for a ballot initiative. That called for the City Council to rescind the ordinance it passed last year capping dispensaries at 25 or allow voters to approve or reject it. more
Five local dispensaries are suing the city of Lansing after they were denied licenses last week. The city claims the five businesses’ disposal plans for excess marijuana didn’t meet the standards of state rules, said Joshua Covert, who is an attorney representing the businesses. more
On Saturday, two opposing groups met at the State Capitol of Michigan lawn. March For Our Lives met to call for stricter gun enforcement laws, drawing nearly 3,000 people. Later in the day the Constitutional Enforcement for 2nd Amendment Rights gathered, drawing about 60 people. more
A $30,000 no-bid contract to a victim of Larry Nassar is under attack in Meridian Township by Clerk Brett Dreyfus and experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and education. more
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