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Schor Proposes First Lansing Budget

The entrance to Lansing's City Hall.
The entrance to Lansing's City Hall.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has submitted his first budget proposal in office to the city council. New to the office, Schor describes the spending plan as “largely a continuation budget from previous years.”

The proposed $218.6-million budget is up 4.9% from the fiscal year 2018 spending plan. The general fund budget of $134.3-million is up 4.6%.

Schor proposes spending $400,000 from the general fund on road repairs, the first time general fund money would be spent on roads in four years. He also would double sidewalk repair spending to $300,000.

Schor’s budget would also include $45-million for pension and retiree health care costs. $2.3-million would go towards retiree health care pre-funding.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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