finance

Politics & Government
1:28 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

More freedom or less democracy? Sorting out ramifications of the McCutcheon ruling

The McCutcheon decision effectively raises the individual political donation limit from $117,000 to approximately $3.5 million.
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The U.S. Supreme Court last week came out with another controversial ruling on our nation’s campaign finance laws.

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:40 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Shiawassee County gets its first business incubator

Lorraine Austin says the REV Center offers private office space and a message center for entrepreneurs.
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Start up companies between the Lansing and Flint metro areas have a new resource to help them get off the ground.  Baker College in Owosso is the site of a new business incubator known as the “REV” Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:04 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Lansing's Financial Empowerment Center one of five in nation

Lansing is one of only five other cities that include Denver, Nashville, Philadelphia and San Antonio, that received a $1.5 million grant to establish a Financial Empowerment Center.
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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. Lansing’s center opened yesterday.

The center is modeled after one in New York City. It will offer free, one-on-one financial counseling to low-income residents over the next three years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Lansing police respond to budget cut pressure

Tom Krug says Mayor Bernero's administration has not asked the police union for any input on potential cuts.
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Police and firefighters in the city of Lansing are under pressure to make concessions to improve the city’s short and long-term budget woes.  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 department’s budget.  

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.

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NewsRoom
5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Snyder, Treasurer: Review Should Spur Detroit To Move Quickly To Fix Finances

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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. 

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Citing "Perfect Storm," Panel Will Explore Lansing Revenue Overhaul

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero introduces ex-Mayor David Hollister as chair of the administration's new 'Financial Health Team' last week in city hall.
Mark Bashore WKAR

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero calls it his "most serious and important endeavor."   He’s referring to last week's appointment of 15 prominent business and civic leaders to tackle the city's chronic budget deficits.

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NewsRoom
7:02 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Bernero Forms 'Financial Health Team' for Review, Recommendations

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero introduces ex-Mayor David Hollister as chair of the administration's new 'Financial Health Team'
Mark Bashore WKAR

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero wants more 'blue ribbon' input on the city's shaky financial future.

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