LANSING, MI – The Lansing City council is expected to pass a budget tonight for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2011 city budget isn't expected to be much different from what mayor Virg Bernero recommended earlier this year, in spite of efforts to include a tax increase.
Timothy Muffitt has signed a three-year contract extension as Music Director of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
Muffitt will conduct the LSO through the 2012-2013 season.
While locking up Muffitt, the orchestra also has a deal with musicians for another year. Members of the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Local 56 of the American Federation of Musicians recently voted to extend their contract in Lansing.
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Lansing Lugnuts' scheduled Sunday afternoon game against the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark has been postponed due to rain. The Lugnust get the day off on Monday before starting a three-game series at Dayton on Tuesday.
East Lansing officials have begun writing an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana use. They expect the draft to require that home-based marijuana caregivers obtain a business license. Darcy Schmitt is East Lansing's Planning and Zoning administrator:
East Lansing, MI – Teachers unions in Michigan are balking at the legislature's passage of a plan to prompt thousands of teachers and other school employees to retire. They say the measure is a disincentive that will end up costing more money than it will save.
The Michigan Education Association says the plan now heading to the governor's desk benefits too few people and comes too late in the school year to reap any real financial savings.