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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Gunning against legislation

Lansing elected officials say bill would put guns in the “hands of criminals”

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Dec. 3 — At a press conference today inside the Capitol, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero had some potent words for a bill he and other opponents say would make it easier for criminals to obtain guns.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Konstruction

Restoration of the Knapp’s Center begins

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, Dec. 4 — After three years of the city and developers facing economic hurdles, restoration of the Knapp’s Center in downtown Lansing is formally underway.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Handley sentenced

Graffiti artist sentenced to probation and fines

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 5 — As long as he follows through with probation, Jeffrey Scott Handley Jr. will not have a felony on his record nor serve jail time for tagging Capitol property with graffiti three months ago.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Union busting!’ at the Capitol

Protesters crowd the Capitol rotunda to oppose Right to Work

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 5 — Could we be witnessing the death of labor unions in Michigan? Today around 3:30 p.m., hundreds of protesters flocked to the innards of the Capitol Building to protest Right to Work legislation being considered in the state Senate.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Right to Work arrests

Several protesters arrested for rushing into Senate chambers

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Dec. 6 — Around 3 p.m., word hit the crowd that the Legislature plans on voting today on Right to Work legislation that was introduced this morning by Gov. Rick Snyder, who was alongside fellow Republicans Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. Protesters began chanting shortly thereafter: "No justice! No peace!"
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Update: RTW at the Capitol

House Democrats line up to criticize pending Right to Work legislation. State Police presence already at Capitol.

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Dec. 10 — On the eve of highly anticipated legislative sessions, House Democrats chastised Michigan Republicans and Gov. Rick Snyder this morning for pushing Right to Work legislation through the legislature so quickly.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The night before the chaos

Right to Work protesters at MSU discuss Tuesday's rally at the Capitol

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Dec. 10 — Tonight at Erickson Hall on Michigan State University’s campus, 19 people who will be protesting Right to Work legislation discussed rumors, expectations, strategy and what to do after tomorrow’s massive demonstration.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Bernero on Snyder and right to work

‘He fails the test of leadership’

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 12 — Gov. Rick Snyder “fails the test of leadership” by not standing up to members of his own party over right to work, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said today.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Right to Work advocates want tent teardown, lack of help investigated

Americans for Prosperity wants answers from Mayor Bernero, the county and Michigan State Police

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Dec. 13 — Two days after their tent was torn down allegedly by Right to Work protesters, advocates of the legislation want an investigation of the violence and what they say was a lack of police response.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Still no answers

Opponents to proposed Cristo Rey consolidation say they're still being left in the dark

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Dec. 19 — A group of five community members opposed to a proposal to consolidate Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities met with the Cristo Rey board this morning and walked out as frustrated as they walked in.
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