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Monday, March 18,2013

Proposed cuts to universities that offer same-sex benefits

Bauer: ‘Totally caught me by surprise’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, May 11 — State Rep. Joan Bauer, D-Lansing, said today she was “surprised” and “dismayed” at a late amendment approved in the state House of Representatives’ omnibus education bill last week that proposes to cut state aid by another 5 percent for public universities that offer benefits that include covering same-sex partners.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

The Lansing City Council makes no changes to the mayor’s budget proposal

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, May 17 — Lansing City Council voted Monday 5-3 Monday to approve Mayor Virg Bernero’s budget proposal largely as he had laid it out March after amending it to allow for restoring up to 61 positions that are scheduled to be cut.Council members Kathie Dunbar, Tina Hought...
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Monday, March 18,2013

Hitting the pavement

First Ward City Council candidate Lynne Martinez kicks campaign into gear

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, May 19 — First Ward Lansing City Council candidate Lynne Martinez’s campaign officially kicked off today in front of a dozen supporters and curious voters outside of Gone Wired Café on Lansing’s east side.
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Monday, March 18,2013

New boundaries

About 2,000 Lansing residents will reside in a new ward under Election Commission’s plan

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, May 20 — The Lansing Election Commission voted unanimously today on a plan to redraw a portion of Second, Third and Fourth Ward boundaries that will change ward-of-residence for about 2,000 Lansing residents.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Incentives for Walker Building

Lansing City Council scheduled to vote tonight on incentives for developing the Walker Building in Old Town. Waverly and Red Cedar plans also on the agenda.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 23 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on approving tax incentives for a developer interested in rehabilitating an Old Town eyesore.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Proposed golf course plans go down. ‘Are we just going to leave Frandor standing out there naked?”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, May 24 — Council members want more details. The city says they don’t exist.That sums up why three Lansing City Council members blocked two proposals set forth by the Bernero administration that would have asked voters permission to sell city parkland. The City Charter ...
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Monday, March 18,2013

Update: Breaking ground

Permits, bond ratings and a final design are in place as the Lansing Board of Water & Light breaks ground on its $182 million REO Town cogeneration project

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, May 25 — “This is our defining moment!” Lansing Board of Water & Light General Manager J. Peter Lark proclaimed this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for BWL’s new cogeneration plant in REO Town attended by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

How much did the city spend on snow and ice removal?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, June 2 — The Lansing City Council was notified today that the city spent $21,337.48 on removing snow and ice from properties as part of its snow removal ordinance that was adopted in September.
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Monday, March 18,2013

EPA head coming to Lansing

To announce grants to help clean up contaminated properties

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 3 — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will use the City Market on Monday as the setting to announce a series of nationwide grants to clean contaminated properties and spur economic development.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Bon voyage, Mr. Jemerson

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, June 7 — The Lansing City Council declared June 6 “Murdock Jemerson Day” at its meeting Monday, recognizing the outgoing parks director.
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