Yesterday the Lansing City Council continued discussions about one of the most challenging parts of next fiscal year’s budget--spending for city police services. Mayor Virg Bernero’s proposed spending plan for the 2014 fiscal year includes a $700,000 cut to the police budget.
In December, the MSU Board of Trustee's lifted a 1960's ordinance, which banned fishing on campus. Students are now allowed to fish the Red Cedar in designated areas. To promote fishing on the river, the Department of Natural Resources released 3,000 fish into the river on Monday. Some MSU students and staff hope welcoming anglers will help improve the river’s reputation.
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season Monday evening. Peter Whorf spoke with Wharton Executive Director Mike Brand about some of the highlights, including The Book of Mormon and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Carl Phillips went from a high school Latin teacher to one of the most prestigious positions in American letters, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. The world-renown poet and professor at Washington University-St. Louis discusses his career and reads one of his poems ahead of his visit to Michigan State University on Wednesday.
Today on Current State: an update on the Niowave pole barn dispute; Latin IS America festival features steel drum music; and Lansing business news with MLive’s Angela Wittrock and former East Lansing mayor Doug Jester.
Recently, both sides in the dispute over a controversial pole barn built by Lansing-based Niowave expressed optimism that a deal could be reached that would make the building more palatable to the neighbors. Now, some Walnut Neighborhood leaders say Niowave’s latest proposal to fix the facade falls short. One of the leaders, Mary Elaine Kiener, offers an update.
MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock talks with Current State’s host Mark Bashore every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, former East Lansing mayor Doug Jester also joins the conversation to discuss a new downtown East Lansing development.