East Lansing, MI – More than two dozen East Lansing city employees will take voluntary furloughs over the next year. Their unpaid time off is in anticipation of possible state budget cuts.
AUDIO: The city of East Lansing begins its next fiscal year on Wednesday with a balanced budget. But officials say they're expecting big cuts in state revenue sharing so all nine of the city's department heads and 18 other employees will take five furlough days.
LANSING, MI – Arts advocates will meet in Lansing tonight to begin work on an economic development plan highlighting local cultural venues.
AUDIO: The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, MSU and the state of Michigan are creating a plan to market the region's cultural resources. The project also seeks to encourage new entrepreneurs.
Arts Council executive director Leslie Donaldson says tonight's meeting will gather public input.
LANSING, MI – More than 100 Michigan State Police troopers ended their shifts this past weekend by turning in their uniforms, badges, firearms, and other gear. They were laid off to save the state money and help retire a budget deficit.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts split a four-game series with the Dayton Dragons by winning 5-3 on Sunday at Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts are off today before traveling Tuesday to begin a four-game series at Great Lakes.