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Sunday, October 17,2010

Rogers and voting

(Lance Enderle is the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 8th District. This column is unedited.)

by Lance Enderle
Recently, a surge of people have been defending Mike Rogers’ voting record. They’ve also attacked me for shedding a very bright light on his indefensible voting decisions. Lets take a hard look at the record and decide for ourselves.
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Friday, October 15,2010

Gillespie Developments

Chamber of Commerce taking aim at Council members who opposed tax incentives

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Oct. 14 — The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is already plotting how to unseat three City Council members who voted against tax breaks for developer Pat Gillespie’s Market Place and the Marshall Street Armory.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Myth buster cracks chairman’s tall tale

by Kyle Melinn
In 2008, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer managed to find a couple of women who had a remarkable story. Their attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, was arguing their case before the Michigan Supreme Court and incumbent Supreme Court Justice Cliff Taylor fell asleep on the bench.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Feedback

Drake for state rep

by Readers
The list of medical marijuana-related businesses in last week’s issue inaccurately implied that two businesses at 2208 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing are jointly owned. Capital City Grower Supply and Capital City Caregivers are separate entities..
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Reinventing Reo Town

Pat Gillespie unveils a new plan for the old Dalmatians; the latest in a string of new developments in the historic neighborhood

by Andy Balaskovitz
Gillespie has a purchase agreement that will be finalized in the next week or so for the diner once frequented by local police and firefighters. From there, a 90-day social media blitz will seek input from anyone who has a vision for Dalmatians
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

New faces seek City Council

Monday night’s City Council vote against tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory and Market Place kick two campaigns into overdrive

by Andy Balaskovitz
Joe Manzella, 24, and Rory Neuner, 30, sat in the City Hall chambers Monday during the contentious votes on brownfield incentives for Gillespie’s $23 million Market Place and $14 million Marshall Street Armory projects, which could result in the Market Place project failing.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Virg Watch

An economic page from the GOP playbook

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero unveiled a “revolutionary” economic plan today that looks a lot like an idea from … former Republican Gov. John Engler.
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Tuesday, October 12,2010

Kids in the Hall

The Lansing City Council votes against tax incentives for two developments: ‘We now have a beautiful parking lot along the river’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Developer Pat Gillespie has called a “media roundtable” today to “set some things straight” after the Lansing City Council delivered setbacks Monday night to two of his projects in the city.
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Monday, October 11,2010

With or without a PLA?

City Council scheduled to vote tonight on offering tax breaks to two Gillespie projects amid union controversy over one of them

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 11 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory redevelopment in the east side neighborhood. The question remains whether the resolution will include a project labor agreement, or PLA, that bargains for union contracts on the site’s construction.
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Thursday, October 7,2010

Finally, some downers

The opposite of energy drinks to hit area shelves

by Chris Galford
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Energy drinks are great when you’re on the go, but sometimes a person just needs to sleep. With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, and the promise of long, cold winter nights ahead, a new relaxation drink may be the answer to all those elusive z’s.The greater Lansing area is one of the first markets where Sleepyhead — a sort of opposite to energy drinks — will be on local shelves within the next week.
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