Thursday, March 28 — It’s official: Michigan is a Right-to-Work state, effective today. However, the roughly 50 people on the steps of the Capitol this afternoon weren’t celebrating — they were protesting.
Michigan's large-scale factory farms belly up to the federal Farm Bill for tens of millions of dollars in environmental funds better spent on sustainable farming, according to a report issued Wednesday by the advocacy group Less = More.
Balancing Lansing's budget is the easy part. Just ask Virg Bernero, who's had to annually patch over millions of dollars in budget deficits since he took over as mayor in 2006. Layoffs here, department reorganizations there. Canceling construction projects, closing a few golf courses.
Fair trade or free trade? How many understand the differences between them? As many of you know, I prefer fair trade, buying local when possible and linking the local with the global. Perhaps you'll see the advantages as I do.
"OMG, I think I just violated the OMA," is a phrase Bill Mathewson likes to use when giving presentations about elected officials texting and emailing during public meetings. That very issue came up during the Lansing City Council's meeting Monday when Councilwoman Jody Washington criticized her colleagues on the dais for texting during meetings.
Friday, March 22 — Lansing City Council President Carol Wood said there will not be a final vote on Niowave Inc.’s requested tax abatement by the Council on Monday, as has been planned for several weeks.