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Wednesday, March 16,2011

Snyder's budget plan: Fairer and more efficient taxation — just not enough of it

by Charles L. Ballard
On my way to a meeting in February, I got stuck in the snow. It was fully 24 hours after the President’s Day snowstorm, but the street (in an affluent Ann Arbor neighborhood) had not been touched by a snow plow. Some folks might say, “It’s great that taxes in Michigan are so low that we don’t have enough money to plow the streets.
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Wednesday, March 9,2011

Where's Virg?

On his way to India on business in search of jobs for Lansing, his office says

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Mayor Virg Bernero slipped out of Lansing Tuesday for a surprise business trip to Mumbai, India, that his office announced in a press release after he had departed.Bernero is going “to meet with the leaders of a global manufacturing corporation headquartered in India,” the release said.
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Wednesday, March 9,2011

Rich Michaels: '2010 sucked'

The out-of-work radio personality discusses life on unemployment and the bad blood with his former employer

by Andy Balaskovitz
Rich Michaels, the ex-host of “Michaels in the Morning” on WMMQ 94.9 FM, says his former employer is unfairly preventing him from getting another job and is forcing him into a circumstance he’s not proud of: taking unemployment compensation.
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Wednesday, March 9,2011

The wars and jobs

Forum addresses federal military spending in light of states and communities struggling to make ends meet

by Yang Zhang
Wednesday, March 9 — Local and federal officials and leaders from neighborhood, religious and human services organizations gathered in Lansing Saturday to criticize the nation’s military budget and called for a shift of federal spending from the Pentagon to jobs and human needs.
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Wednesday, March 2,2011

No Labor Day for Michigan unions, either

by Kyle Melinn
Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature aren’t talking about ending public employees’ collective bargaining rights like their GOP friends across the big pond. Instead, they’re setting so many little fires, labor unions are being forced to split up to put them all out.
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Wednesday, March 2,2011

And the winner is ...

by City Pulse
[Power On] Krista Smith: It’s the night we’ve all been waiting for, when Lansing honors its own! Right now the nominees are walking down Michigan Avenue, heading for the small vestibule inside the City Pulse office where the awards are handed out. Fashion expert Tim Gunn is on the red carpet.
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Wednesday, March 2,2011

Top of the town awards

More than 3,700 readers and viewers voted in more than 100 categories. Here are the results.

by City Pulse
Solo Performer Joe Hertler: 266 Jen Sygit: 91 Jeff Pianki: 61 Phil Denny: 61 Venue Mac’s Bar: 358 Green Door: 235 The Loft: 227.
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Wednesday, March 2,2011

Still preaching

Despite facing felony drug charges, Fredrick Wayne Dagit helped his son set up a medical marijuana delivery service

by Andy Balaskovitz
Nine weeks in jail and pending felony drug charges aren’t keeping Fredrick Wayne Dagit from doing what he believes is his mission: medical marijuana.
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Wednesday, March 2,2011

Update: Rich Michaels returns to air today after domestic-violence arrest

All charges against the radio personality have been dropped

by Andy Balaskovitz and Todd Heywood
Radio personality Rich Michaels returned to the air today after two days off following his arrest Sunday on an alleged domestic-violence charge. He refused to comment this morning after his show in the radio station parking lot.“It’s been an interesting couple of days. More on ...
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Thursday, February 24,2011

Capital City Caregivers

2208 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (517) 708-8191 www.capitalcitycargivers.org

by City Pulse
Quickly becoming one of the most popular dispensaries in Lansing, CCC has continued to provide only the best in medical marijuana strains and edibles to its members. Upstairs from CCC is Capital City Grower Supply, which offers lights, hydroponics equipment, nutrients and whatever else an indoor horticulturist may need.
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