Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes Republican lawmakers will act before the end of the summer to create an online place for people to comparison shop for health coverage.
The governor and Republicans in the state House have been at odds over the health care exchanges called for in the federal Affordable Care Act. GOP leaders say they wanted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule before acting. Now that the court has upheld the law, Republicans say they still have a lot of questions.
The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party says a prosecutor’s report shows his complaint of election law violations deserves another look. Mark Brewer says state House Speaker Jase Bolger and other Republicans used state resources to plot a lawmaker’s defection to the GOP and put a fake Democrat on the ballot.
Training to respond to acts of violence is a basic function of emergency personnel across the country. On Wednesday, dozens of first responders from the Lansing region gathered at Michigan State University to test their skills in a mass casualty drill.
Six months ago, political newcomer Jody Washington became Lansing’s First Ward representative on the city council. She ran to address serious challenges like the city’s burgeoning, long-term pension and health care deficit. Washington calls her brief tenure a 'roller coaster' and admits being disappointed. WKAR’s Mark Bashore sat down with her to explore why.
A judge in Flint has given the Michigan Department of Human Services until Aug. 10 to process 5,000 or more remaining applications for cash assistance from people whose benefits were ended because of a five-year federal limit.
In 2007, the city of Lansing closed the Red Cedar Golf Course near the Frandor shopping center for budgetary reasons. Now, an economic development team is studying five proposals to revitalize a portion of the 61-acre tract. Regardless of which plan is selected, the land will undergo a major engineering project to keep pollutants from storm water runoff from spilling into the Red Cedar River.
Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination to represent Michigan’s 69th state House district. Last night, the trio appeared on a local government access TV show to debate the issues.
The GOP candidates for the 69th House district are Frank Lambert, a General Motors employee and part-time paralegal, George Nastas the Third, a 35-year Meridian Township resident, and current township supervisor Susan McGillicuddy. The district encompasses Meridian Township, East Lansing and much of Ingham County.
The two Democrats vying for Michigan’s 69th House district seat met last night in Meridian Township for a televised debate.
Former East Lansing Mayor Sam Singh and career educator Susan Schmidt are running in the Democratic primary on August 7 for the right to represent the 69th House district, which encompasses East Lansing, Meridian Township and much of Ingham County.
Taxpayers might be able dodge the $650,000 cost of a special primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Congressman Thad McCotter. But only if the election is cancelled due to a lack of candidates.
Michigan State University and local economic development officials say they’re making progress on expanding ultra-high speed internet service in the Lansing area.
A coalition called Greater Lansing Gig-U is announcing the creation of gigabitready.com, a website detailing property addresses that are ready to provide ultra-high speed internet service. Now being tested, a full-scale launch of the service is expected in the fall.
They’re also unveiling a gigabit certified building program.
The signing of slugger Prince Fielder was supposed to lead the Detroit Tigers to the American League Central Division crown and the playoffs this year, but so far, they’ve struggled.
At the All-Star Game break, Detroit is in third place, behind Chicago and Cleveland, three-and-a-half games out of first. A five-game winning streak heading into the break is cause for optimism, though.
Due to a power outage, City Hall in East Lansing has closed for the rest of the day. 54-B District Court and the Bailey Community Center are also closed. City officials are estimating that power will be restored at 5 p-m.