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Wednesday, March 20,2013

Fixing the facade

Niowave's personal property tax abatement may come with strings attached

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership has stepped in to try resolving the dispute between Niowave Inc. and Walnut Neighborhood residents over the appearance of the company's 14,000-square-foot pole barn.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A May election and another golf deficit

The Lansing City Council is expected to approve tonight a May election to increase taxes

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing City Council is likely tonight to approve a special election to be held on May 3 to increase the city’s property tax by 4 mills in an effort to balance the budget.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

May 3 election: It’s on, with Jeffries a lone voice of opposition

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Feb. 22 — Brian Jeffries was the lone vote on the Lansing City Council Monday night opposing calling a special election on May 3 on whether to implement a 4-mill property tax increase. It passed 6-1.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Guns on hold

A hearing on the Capital Area District Library’s weapons policy postponed

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Feb. 24 — A court hearing on the Capital Area District Library’s weapons policy was postponed today at the request of the lawyer for Michigan Open Carry, CADL’s lawyer said.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Supporting East Village

A host of incentives for completing the East Village housing development on tap tonight

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Feb. 28 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on five different incentives that will give the developer of East Village a boost to complete the project.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

The Lansing City Council makes East Village a little more attractive

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 1 —The Lansing City Council approved five resolutions Monday night meant to encourage further development at the East Village residential development on Lansing’s east side.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Off the hook

New amnesty program to benefit those with parking, traffic and court debts

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 3 — For nearly 3,000 people with outstanding warrants from fees due to the city, Lansing officials are giving you a break from potential jail time.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Millage opposition

Formal opposition to the May 3 ballot proposal surfaces

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 3 — John Pollard, the City Council regular who led the successful opposition to a school bond drive in Lansing 10 years ago, will lead an effort to block the city’s proposed property tax increase.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Setting a date on tax abatements and a business owner speaks out against the proposed property tax millage

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 8 — A slow night at the Lansing City Council meeting Monday centered around scheduling a public hearing on personal property tax abatements.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Personal property breaks

Setting a public hearing scheduled tonight on proposed tax breaks for a local health insurance research firm

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 7 — The only scheduled business at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is setting a public hearing for March 14 to consider property tax exemptions for a health insurance research firm.
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