There are a few things you need to know about me. First off, I do not have any interest in following or paying attention to figures in the entertainment industry, I prefer to wear black and I’m obsessed with politics.
Monday, March 18 — Officials with the Michigan Municipal League, an advocacy group for local governments, say the governor and state Legislature need to reverse a decade-long trend of disinvesting in local governments.
Friday, March 15 — A medical laboratory has offered to buy a vacant school building from the Lansing School District. As the school board discussed the sale at a work session Thursday night, some members wanted to make sure the company wouldn't expand on the site with an unsightly addition like Niowave Inc. did in the Walnut Neighborhood.
Thursday, March 14 — The city’s mayoral-appointed Financial Health Team has approved recommendations to alter city employee health care and pension systems and significantly change the way some city services are provided in an effort to stop chronic budget deficits. One suggests looking at selling City Hall.
Below are letters both in support and against City Pulse's new advice columnist, Dan Savage. If you would like to add your thoughts, feel free to comment below or, if you would like it considered for our print edition, email managing editor Andy Balaskovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.%uF...
Monday, Dec. 10 — Tune in to “City Pulse Newsmakers” this weekend for an appearance by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who will address the topics of consolidating local units of government, the city’s budget outlook and statewide Right to Work legislation.