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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Let the budget games begin: Proposal for using millage money “infuriates” one Council member

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 2 — The first night of formal budget hearings before the Lansing City Council featured a few angry Council members over how the administration proposes to spend police and fire millage money.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council adopts the city’s first master plan in more than 50 years

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 9 — It took 54 years, but the city of Lansing now has an updated comprehensive master plan.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Meadows to run for district court

The term-limited state representative announces he’ll run for district court judge in East Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
State Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, announced today that he’s running for a judge seat in East Lansing’s 54B District Court, which is being vacated by retiring Judge David Jordon.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearing picks apart police millage appropriation, consolidation. Administration still facing opposition from Council.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 16 — The Bernero administration’s budget proposal to spend nearly $650,000 on plans to consolidate the Lansing Police Department into one building is the continuation of a four-year trend.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Developer says he’d sell the North Precinct to the city for $3.4 million

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 23 — Turns out Harry Hepler is willing to sell the 24,000-square-foot North Precinct — and another 117,000 square feet of additional space — to the city for about $3.4 million (which includes interest).
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearing shines light on public service millage spending

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, May 8 — Nearly half of Lansing’s roads are in poor to failed condition, the Lansing City Council was told Monday night, but the Bernero administration hopes the $1.9 million expected in new tax revenue will keep the number from growing exponentially.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Sobering news as the budget process winds down. Also, Council approves a permit for redeveloping the old Silver Dollar property; Emergent Biosolutions wants to expand; and supporting striking Red Cross workers.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 14 — In a matter of three hours between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today, the City Council learned from the Bernero administration that the General Fund may have to start funding a $1.6 million deficit for the city’s Tax Increment Financing Authority starting in 2014; a budget deficit in the city’s General Fund will appear at the end of this fiscal year; and the city may have to inject another $3 million annually into its two retirement systems due to rising health care costs.
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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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