Feb. 5 2014
Democrats are making the case that one family is buying undue influence in the state Senate. Campaign finance reports filed Friday provide major ammunition
Jan. 29 2014
Economist says Snyder’s call for balanced federal budget an ‘exceptionally bad idea’ Gov. Rick Snyder may have warmed the hearts of Republicans with his support of a federal balanced...
Jan. 22 2014
It’s highly likely Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. will resign mid-term to become state senator next year (the 23rd District has a 2-to-1 Democratic base) and replace Gretchen Whitmer
Jan. 15 2014
The aftermath of the ice storm fouled up Rose Bowl plans for the mayors of both Lansing and East Lansing
Jan. 9 2014
Billy Crystal’s Saturday Night Live character Fernando said it best: “It’s better to look good than to feel good.” In the aftermath of the BWL Ice- Pocolypse, it’s not how...
Dec. 26 2013
He shoots, he scores! Nobody with a serious chance of winning was willing to challenge Virg Bernero’s quest for a third term, leaving the mayor free to work towards a less contentious City Council....
Dec. 20 2013
Friday, Dec. 20 — Most area legislators had “perfect” voting records in 2013, at least in terms of showing up to vote
Dec. 4 2013
Local government retirees in Detroit are sweating. A federal judge Tuesday ruled Detroit could file Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Thousands of workers are wondering whether the federal bankruptcy court will wipe...
Nov. 27 2013
The consolidation of 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services has left an unexpected $1.5 million hole in Ingham County’s budget — and it’s creating some significant friction between the city...
Nov. 20 2013
Washington: voters “uneducated” Lansing City Councilwoman Jody Washington’s post-election Facebook reaction raised some eyebrows by characterizing “many voters” in this year’s...
Nov. 13 2013
There’s never been someone quite like Judi Brown Clarke on the Lansing City Council
Nov. 4 2013
Monday, Nov. 4 — A last-minute political attack campaign against Lansing City Councilman Brian Jeffries that refers to a City Pulse story has misrepresented the facts
Oct. 30 2013
Yorko boycotts forum Lansing city Councilwoman Jessica Yorko created a mini-storm by boycotting a meet-the-candidates forum over the weekend at Grace Lutheran Church. Yorko had a campaign volunteer deliver...
Oct. 23 2013
Decisions on a new middle-school roof, general repairs, renewing operating funds and a new tablet-computer-based curriculum face voters in four Ingham County school districts
Oct. 16 2013
A newly released poll shows the government shutdown has hurt U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, politically. Rogers, generally considered politically invulnerable, narrowly loses to a generic Democrat...
Oct. 9 2013
Ingham County may ask voters to approve a major step in promoting non-motorized transportation and restoring beleaguered parks
Oct. 9 2013
Pain-free shutdown for our reps Both Lansing-area U.S. representatives continue to collect their congressional paychecks during the federal government shutdown. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, and Tim Walberg,...
Sept. 25 2013
Twenty-seven-year-old Alison has been rolling the dice for years. She works full time at a local print shop, but her $10 an hour pay falls far short of what’s needed to buy health insurance
Sept. 18 2013
Byrum basically has to convince one person: presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer. While Republicans will see a battle royale between tea party folks and Gov. Rick Snyder over Lt. Gov....
Aug. 28 2013
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves...