finance http://wkar.org en More freedom or less democracy? Sorting out ramifications of the McCutcheon ruling http://wkar.org/post/more-freedom-or-less-democracy-sorting-out-ramifications-mccutcheon-ruling <p>The U.S. Supreme Court last week came out with another controversial ruling on our nation’s campaign finance laws.</p><p>In the case McCutcheon versus the FEC, the Supreme Court struck down the limits on the overall amount of money an individual can give to all federal candidates and committees in a two-year election cycle. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:28:21 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 51847 at http://wkar.org More freedom or less democracy? Sorting out ramifications of the McCutcheon ruling Shiawassee County gets its first business incubator http://wkar.org/post/shiawassee-county-gets-its-first-business-incubator <p></p><p></p><p>Start up companies between the Lansing and Flint metro areas have a new resource to help them get off the ground.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.baker.edu/current-students/owosso/">Baker College in Owosso</a> is the site of a new business incubator known as the “REV” Center. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:40:20 +0000 Current State 45466 at http://wkar.org Shiawassee County gets its first business incubator Lansing's Financial Empowerment Center one of five in nation http://wkar.org/post/lansings-financial-empowerment-center-one-five-nation <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January, the city of Lansing announced that the city had been awarded a $1.5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant to establish a Financial Empowerment Center. </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/LansingFinancialEmpowermentCenter" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing’s center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opened yesterday.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:04:05 +0000 Current State 33123 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Financial Empowerment Center one of five in nation Lansing police respond to budget cut pressure http://wkar.org/post/lansing-police-respond-budget-cut-pressure <p></p><p>Police and firefighters in the city of Lansing are under pressure to make concessions to improve the city’s short and&nbsp;long-term budget woes. &nbsp;Last week, a long-awaited report from the city’s blue ribbon “Financial Health Team” called for a million dollars to be cut from the police&nbsp;department’s budget. &nbsp;</p><p>Discussing the issue is the President of the Lansing Fraternal Order of Police---the police officers and supervisors’ union---Tom Krug and from the city of Lansing, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Public Service, Chad Gamble.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:13:52 +0000 Current State 33048 at http://wkar.org Lansing police respond to budget cut pressure Snyder, Treasurer: Review Should Spur Detroit To Move Quickly To Fix Finances http://wkar.org/post/snyder-treasurer-review-should-spur-detroit-move-quickly-fix-finances <p>Governor Rick Snyder says the Detroit mayor and city council are operating under some tight deadlines if they want to avoid a state takeover. A formal state Treasury review of the city’s finances is underway.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:15:04 +0000 Rick Pluta 28189 at http://wkar.org Snyder, Treasurer: Review Should Spur Detroit To Move Quickly To Fix Finances Citing "Perfect Storm," Panel Will Explore Lansing Revenue Overhaul http://wkar.org/post/citing-perfect-storm-panel-will-explore-lansing-revenue-overhaul <p>Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero calls it his "most serious and important endeavor." He is urging a new 'Financial Health Team' to explore whether the time has come for a new model of city finance.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 25586 at http://wkar.org Citing "Perfect Storm," Panel Will Explore Lansing Revenue Overhaul Bernero Forms 'Financial Health Team' for Review, Recommendations http://wkar.org/post/bernero-forms-financial-health-team-review-recommendations <p>Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero wants more 'blue ribbon' input on the city's shaky financial future.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:02:46 +0000 Mark Bashore 23827 at http://wkar.org Bernero Forms 'Financial Health Team' for Review, Recommendations