Current State #224 | December 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing casino plans; Michigan legislative review; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert preview; and Sleepwalker spirits and ale.

Appeals court removes Lansing Casino Hurdle

Dec 19, 2013

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned a federal district judge’s ruling to grant the state an injunction that halted the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino project. The ruling clears the way for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to proceed with its casino project, slated to be built near the Lansing Center downtown.

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The last few weeks have been eventful ones at the State Capitol.  Legislators strongly considered measures involving education and phone service, among others.  They passed measures involving abortion insurance, medical marijuana and others.

LSO celebrates season with holiday favorites

Dec 19, 2013
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert is Sunday at Wharton Center. Current State’s Melissa Benmark spoke with conductor Timothy Muffitt about the music, starting with some pieces that will include local students.

Lansing brewery-distillery seeks community investors

Dec 19, 2013

Over the past decade there has been tremendous growth in Michigan based breweries. There’s Founders in Grand Rapids, Bell's in Kalamazoo, Atwater in Detroit. In Lansing, there’s nothing. Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague are hoping to change that.