Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (far left), Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairperson Aaron Payment and private investor Bob Liggett sign a land sale agreement that turns over city-owned property adjacent to the Lansing Center to the tribe.
The proposed casino project for downtown Lansing has taken a big step forward. The city has signed a deal with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to sell a tract of land adjacent to the city’s downtown convention center.
Michigan Democrats have not been able to prove House Speaker Jase Bolger and Representative Roy Schmidt broke the law in a party-switch scandal this year. That’s according to the state Bureau of Elections.
For the past 14 years, Ingham County has provided low-cost health care for qualifying residents. The Ingham Health Plan gives some 12,000 people who don’t qualify for Medicaid and can’t afford their own insurance access to medicine and regular doctor visits every year.
However, upcoming changes in federal health care policy mean the plan will need additional funding. Ingham County is asking its residents to approve a three-year millage to keep the Ingham Health Plan in operation.
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There are two contested races this year for judgeships in Ingham County. In the 30th circuit court, attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are each vying for the bench. State representative Mark Meadows is challenging attorney Andrea Larkin to become a judge in 54B district court.
WKAR's Kevin Lavery and WKAR's Mark Bashore report.
Michigan State University College of Music Dean James Forger is our guest host on WKAR 90.5 Classical on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:00PM. WKAR station manager Peter Whorf joins Dean Forger for 2 hours of his favorite music from Bach and Rachmaninoff to Joplin and Piazzola. We'll also hear the latest breaking music news from the recently opened Cook Recital Hall and upcoming College of Music faculty and ensemble performances. And we invite you to join the conversation with Dean Forger - live on WKAR - starting at 1:00pm.
Some Michigan lawmakers hope to restore a program that would put young adults to work on public works projects, but without costing taxpayers any money. The state Senate recently approved legislation to resurrect the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps.