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Wednesday, January 29,2014

BWL Community Review Team sets public hearing dates

Chairman encourages not just ice storm experiences, but also "meaningful suggestions" for improvements

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Jan. 29 — The chairman of an independent panel reviewing the Lansing Board of Water and Light's December ice-storm response is encouraging not just ratepayers' experiences at public hearings next week, but also suggestions on how the utility could have better handled the crisis.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Washington: ‘This butt chart is an incredible new low for us’

First Ward Lansing City Councilwoman says rift over new seating chart at dais makes the body look like the Three Stooges; says city attorney has no authority to determine where people sit

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 29 — An internal struggle among Lansing City Council members, the city attorney and the city clerk over a new seating arrangement at meetings has left one Councilwoman “disgusted” and at odds with the city attorney’s reading of the City Charter.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Dais shuffle

Breaking practice, City Council President A’Lynne Boles shuffles the city clerk and city attorney to the end of the dais. They object.

by Andy Balaskovitz
For as long as anyone can remember, Lansing’s city clerk and city attorney have sat on either side of the president during City Council meetings.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Safe access

How Republican lawmakers went from reluctant to clamoring for a medical marijuana dispensary bill

by Andy Balaskovitz
Less than two years ago, state Rep.Mike Callton, R-Nashville, struggled just to get his conservative colleagues to discuss medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

BWL Watch

Keeping an eye on Lansing’s publicly owned utility

by Andy Balaskovitz
This story was updated on Jan. 29 to include finalized dates and locations for the Community Review Team's public hearings. About that rate increase … In Monday’s Lansing State Journal, Lindsay VanHulle reports that while the BWL will be able to make its $20 million payment...
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Political notes from around town

by Walt Sorg
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 budget amendment in his State of the State message, but Michigan State University econ...
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Sitting back from South Washington Avenue and in the shadows of the Board of Water and Light’s new cogeneration power plant and headquarters, this building once served as a depot for the Grand Trunk Railroad.
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Wednesday, January 29,2014

Uncertainty in BWL’s management

BWL’s review team must grapple with the “people problem”

by Mickey Hirten
For the community review team investigating the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s botched response to the December ice storm, determining what went wrong is easy.
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Tuesday, January 28,2014

Guest column: Hold the congratulations for Congress

Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton says federal omnibus budget bills and continuing resolutions do nothing for robust debate or transparency

by Lee H. Hamilton
Tuesday, Jan. 28 — Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan funding bill in hand, Capitol Hill is breathing easier. They ended the specter of a government shutdown for the moment, and funded the federal budget for most of the year. The media has been commending Congress for finally doing its job.
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Monday, January 27,2014

Certified urban gardeners

Hunter Park GardenHouse offers certification program for those seeking experience in gardening for high-density neighborhoods

by Nicole Halvorsen
Monday, Jan. 27 — The Hunter Park Garden House on Lansing’s East Side is offering an Urban Gardener certification program next month for beginner to intermediate home-gardeners.
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