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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Is Groesbeck really losing money?

by Tim Knowlton
Bernero used the continued operation of the golf courses as an issue in his mayoral reelection campaign against City Councilwoman Carol Wood. More recently, he and Parks Director Murdock Jemersen have claimed that the city’s general revenues support Groesbeck to the tune of $400,000 to $500,000 a year.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Snyder's plan may not create any jobs

by Kyle Melinn
On Tuesday, it was learned Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger agreed on a revamped way to get rid of the Michigan Business Tax by softening the impact of the "pension tax," but what will be pushed through the Legislature is still more than 90 percent Snyder’s original plan.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

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'Another rich financial corporation'

by Readers
And, yes, it’s great that Lansing will still benefit from the reported 557 jobs kept in Lansing. But since the Accident Fund is a totally owned for-profit subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, those jobs would not likely have gone out of state anyhow.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

1407 Pontiac St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two streets ' like 1407 Pontiac St.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Incentives cut short

A tiny building shall lead the way — if the governor gets his way. Snyder’s proposal to reduce development tax incentives by more than $160 million derails plans for Old Town’s Comfort Station — and that’s just the first stop

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city has agreed to sell the Comfort Station, 313 E. Grand River Ave., to the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for $60,000, but the development agreement hinged on obtaining historic and brownfield tax credits from the state.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Cars on the tracks

Controversy brews over reopening train track that runs through Old Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Mark Dobronski, president of the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road Co., which owns the stretch of track that passes through the heart of Old Town, said residents have complained about receiving tickets from his company for parking their cars on or near the track.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

The party's over

Sifting through the scraps of a celebration on Grand Avenue

by Lawrence Cosentino
At 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday, a tall man in an orange vest walked in front of the new headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, picking up bits of trash.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Second casino plan targets Lansing

by Kyle Melinn
Michigan is Yours! is the moniker being used by developer Tony Gray and Chief David Tomby, who tried four years ago to build a casino on top of Cobo Hall ' something he called the Xanadu Plan. Detroit radio host John Mason and music artist Morris Day also have signed on to this effort to collect 400,000 signatures by Oct.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Great Lakes Superior

5812-D S. Cedar St., Lansing. Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (517) 580-4461

by City Pulse
This small, white building is unmistakable to southbound travelers on Cedar Street with its giant red cross and cannabis leaf painted on the side. Upon entering through a screen door, there were two counters and a small waiting area with magazines and a television.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

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On the Snyder budget

by Readers
The Governor’s call for everyone to share in the burden of recovery for Michigan may sound fair, but a sense of injustice rises when people who have played no part in the general economic decline face economic losses for which they’re not at fault.
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