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Wednesday, March 13,2013

MDP Convention 2013

Follow City Pulse’s coverage Saturday from the Cobo Center

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Feb. 22 — The 2013 Michigan Democratic Party Convention is this Saturday at the Cobo Center in Detroit and City Pulse will be there covering the day’s events and getting reaction from Lansing-area Dems.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

69th House race gets chippy

Singh, Schmidt go negative over campaign contributions

by Kyle Melinn
Friday, Aug. 3 — It was bound to only last so long. The friendly but competitive Democratic primary in the 69th House District turned chippy today when Sam Singh accused opponent Susan Schmidt of negatively attacking him through a fundraising email that says 60 percent of Singh's money came from out of the district.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Gardening at work has sprouted in Holt. Local business owner Steve Anderson is exploring the role of the edible garden — in the front yard of his insurance business.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lansing superintendent on EAA bill: 'Blasphemous'

Lansing-area educators want a halt to Education Achievement Authority legislation

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, March 13 — Lansing School District Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul called a Republican-led effort to create a statewide Education Achievement Authority “blasphemous” at a press conference today.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Budget amendments

Council proposes amendments at morning budget session, setting the stage for final approval Monday night. The administration is skeptical “at first blush.”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, May 17 — The Lansing City Council has some ideas of its own for balancing next fiscal year’s budget, which include bringing back two more police officers and two more firefighters and cutting furlough days.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

Will Mayor Bernero keep his word on vetoing Council’s budget? “Of course,” his chief of staff says

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, May 22 — The Lansing City Council adopted a fiscal year 2013 budget at its Monday night meeting, but it’s safe to say the budget process is far from over. By a 5-3 vote — with Council members Tina Houghton, Kathie Dunbar and Jessica Yorko opposing — the Council approved a citywide budget that would take effect July 1.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

The city’s new bicycle ordinance; talking snow clearing deadlines and coming together against voter access legislation. Also, a public board tells Council the city needs more sidewalk funding.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, June 4 — It was a big night at City Hall for non-motorized transportation advocates. A public board told the Council in no uncertain terms that city needs more sidewalk construction and repair money; a public hearing was held on tightening up the timeline for removing snow from city sidewalks; and the city adopted new regulations requiring bicycle parking for certain properties in the city.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Change of heart

LCC is now offering to sell three downtown homes, each older than 100 years old, it had planned to demolish; still plans to make “park-like” entry on the north side of campus

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, June 7 — Instead of demolishing three downtown homes — which were built in 1898, 1902 and 1888 — to make way for a “park-like” entry into the north side of Lansing Community College, the college now says it will offer to sell them to anyone interested in preserving them.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

The snow removal ordinance is basically unchanged; the administration predicts a $1.8 million deficit for this year; and liquor licenses are approved for two downtown businesses

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, June 11 — In another display that the Bernero administration doesn’t have a supportive City Council majority, proposed changes to the city’s snow removal ordinance failed to pass tonight.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Kids in the Hall

East Lansing developer needs the city’s help in seeing his Reutter Park Place proposal through. Will Council agree to it?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, June 18 — A city economic official and the developer of a plan to repurpose the old YMCA building downtown told the City Council tonight that if the city doesn’t finance a public parking ramp as part of it, the deal’s off.
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